If you were involved in an accident caused by a semi-truck, let an experienced Buffalo accident lawyer help you.
There are several hundred thousand tractor-trailer accidents in the United States every year. Many are fatal. In 2002 alone, there were an estimated 4,902 deaths as the result of tractor-trailer truck accidents. In fact, approximately 15% of all fatal auto accidents are caused by a collision with a large truck. Most of the deaths and injuries involve the passengers of the vehicles struck by these trucks. The drivers often walk away unhurt.
There are government regulations that require commercial licenses and limited drug and alcohol testing. However, the effectiveness of the licensing and testing program is questionable.
Truck driver fatigue is also an issue. Drivers are pressured to make their deliveries and continue to drive when reasonable care suggests otherwise. The government has strict rules and regulations on the number of hours a driver is permitted on the road per day and per week. The regulations are different for long-haul operators compared to short-haul operators.
Anyone who has taken a ride on a motorcycle knows how much fun they are. A motorcycle driver and his or her passenger have as much right to the safe use of the roads as any other vehicle operator. Nevertheless, there are certain risks and realities associated with motorcycle riding. An accident caused by another careless driver is one of them. If you have been involved in a motorcycle crash, we will help you recover.
You have a right to recover if the person who caused your wreck was negligent. No-fault insurance is not available to motorcycle operators in New York. Therefore, if you have sustained a “serious” injury as defined by the law, our motorcycle accident attorney will seek compensation for your medical bills, wage loss, out-of-pocket expenses, and physical pain and suffering.
At the Small Law Firm, we represent clients who were seriously injured in motorcycle accidents. Attorney Craig Z. Small brings compassion to each case and has been practicing in personal injury since 1994.