Archive for the ‘Trucking Accidents’ Category

New Safety Features on Semi Trucks Could Improve Highway Safety

While many of us appreciate the crucial role the trucking industry plays in delivering the products we use on a daily basis, encountering these big rigs while on the road puts many drivers on the defensive. Being sandwiched between two trucks or having one come up alongside or behind you can cause many of us […]

July 20, 2016 Read More

The Dangers Lake Effect Snow Poses for Driving in New York

Driving in New York lake effect snow conditions can be extremely dangerous says Binghamton car accident lawyer Scott C Gottlieb

Driving in the winter is dangerous. In New York, where lake effect snow is a reality, drivers may be at an even higher risk of having an accident. In fact, in 2014, there were 25,510 traffic accidents that involved slippery pavement or driving conditions, according to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. In […]

December 15, 2015 Read More

Sharing the Road with Tractor Trailers in New York

Our New York truck accident lawyers discuss the risks involved in sharing the road with tractor trailers in New York.

All drivers deal with the risks involved in sharing the road with large commercial trucks – and the danger appears to be getting worse. Statistics reveal that truck accidents continue to rise nationwide. Truck accidents increased a shocking 17 percent between 2009 and 2013, as reported in a recent article published in the New York […]

September 30, 2015 Read More

Should “Dash Cams” Be Installed on All New Cars?

Our Binghamton car accident lawyers report on the use of dashboard cameras in car accidents.

WCNC recently reported about a reckless and intoxicated driver causing a multi-vehicle collision along a New York State toll road. While reckless driving behavior is far too common in the state of New York, what makes this particular auto accident different is that all the events leading up to collision, as well as the moment of […]

May 21, 2015 Read More

Should the Regs Limiting the Hours Truckers Can Drive Be Scrapped?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently passed new regulations that further limit truckers’ ability to drive during certain times of the day.  However, the trucking industry and some supporters in Congress including NY Congressman Richard Hanna say that the regulations go to far and will cost truckers and businesses income and profits. But […]

December 16, 2013 Read More

New York Outlaws Truckers From Using Handheld Cellphones At Stoplights & In Traffic Jams

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It’s no secret that distracted driving is dangerous – especially when it comes to using handheld cell phones.  Common “distracted driving” practices such as making and receiving calls and texting while driving are responsible for thousands of serious car accidents every year.  New York recently outlawed truckers from using handheld cellphones at stoplights and in […]

November 18, 2013 Read More

Loved Ones Killed in Distracted Driving Wrecks

Distracted driving in New York and nationwide has been called a “dangerous epidemic” by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The tragic example of Jacy Good is proof. In May 2008, she and her parents were driving home after her college graduation when a teenage driver in another car reached for his cell phone and […]

March 14, 2013 Read More

School Bus Smashes Into Semi on Long Island

Several children were injured February 25 when a school bus collided with a tractor-trailer on Long Island. The driver of the truck was also injured in the accident, which occurred at the intersection of Grove Avenue and Carmen Street in East Patchogue at around 3:30 p.m. None of the injuries were life-threatening, according to news […]

March 7, 2013 Read More

9 Tips for Safe Winter Travel in NY

New York motorists should watch out for black ice and white clouds to avoid trouble on the road this winter. They can also call 511 or click 511NY.org for up-to-the-minute road conditions statewide. Those are a few of the winter driving safety tips suggested by the New York State Department of Transportation. Each winter, hundreds […]

December 7, 2012 Read More

7 Tips For NY Motorists to Avoid Driving While Drowsy

  As New York motorists adjust to daylight savings time, they should be alert for the dangers of driving while drowsy. The problem is all too real. Half of Americans reported driving while drowsy last year, and about 20 percent admitted falling asleep at the wheel, according to a poll conducted by the National Sleep […]

November 9, 2012 Read More
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