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Trucking Accidents

New Safety Features on Semi Trucks Could Improve Highway Safety

Published July 20, 2016 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

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...

Sharing the Road with Semi Trucks in New York

Published September 30, 2015 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney
At Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, we want you to focus on getting better – and we’ll handle everything else.

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...

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

Published December 16, 2013 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney
At Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, we want you to focus on getting better – and we’ll handle everything else.

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...

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

Published November 18, 2013 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney
At Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, we want you to focus on getting better – and we’ll handle everything else.

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...

School Bus Smashes Into Semi on Long Island

Published March 7, 2013 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

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...

Driver Inattention Blamed on Fatal New York Truck Accident

Published August 30, 2012 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

Last month we reported on a deadly New York truck accident that resulted in six fatalities and left one man seriously injured. The accident occurred when the driver of a tractor-trailer crashed into an SUV that had slowed for highway...

Company Focused on Improving Truckers' Health Opens Gyms at Truck Rest Stops

Published August 28, 2012 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

A 2007 study in The Journal of the American Dietetic Association reports 86 percent of the estimated 3.2 million truck drivers in the United States are overweight or obese. In fact, as a job category, trucking has the highest rate...

Man Dies in New York Garbage Truck Accident

Published July 26, 2012 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

Earlier this month a New York man died as he worked his trash collection route. According to news reports, the man was apparently “pinned under or between parts of the machinery” that picks garbage up and dumps it into the...

FMCSA Shuts Down Unsafe Buses Carrying Passengers Between New York and Florida

Published June 5, 2012 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has worked diligently to ensure New York highways are safe from commercial drivers and their companies that focus on profit over safety. The NY law enforcement, at Cuomo’s order, has run numerous crackdowns on unsafe bus...

Operation Safe Stop Raises Awareness of School Bus Safety Laws

Published April 24, 2012 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

As a reminder to all New York drivers to drive safely around school buses, the New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) conducted ‘Operation Safe Stop’ last week. April 18 was dedicated to promoting school bus safety through education...

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