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Daniel R. Tota, Esq.
Albert J. Durante, Esq.
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Truck Accidents in Yorktown Heights

Semi-trucks, 18 wheelers and big rigs occupy a large portion of our city streets, both in numbers and in size. A fully loaded semi-truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and stretch up to 75 feet in length. As you can imagine, any accident that this kind of vehicle is involved in will be detrimental if not deadly to any other vehicles, drivers and/or passengers that are involved. There are three common types of truck accident that can occur:

  • Jackknife Accidents
  • Rollover Accidents
  • Underride Accidents

A jackknife accident can occur when a driver puts on their brakes and stops the cab but the trailer continues to travel. The trailer will slide around the side of the cab and pin the cab in an immovable position. This can be extremely dangerous and deadly to any vehicle in the path of the sliding trailer. A rollover accident can occur this same way; however when the trailer is sliding if the tires catch then the trailer will roll. Again, this can be catastrophic if not deadly for any other cars in the path of this rolling truck.

Every trailer has a guard bar that hangs down off of the back of the trailer, this is designed to withstand a certain amount of pressure in order to prevent a small vehicle from traveling beneath the trailer in the case of a rear-end accident. When this bar fails and the small vehicles travel beneath the trailer, the bottom of the trailer will generally scrape the hood of the vehicle all the way back past the driver's seat. This is often catastrophic or deadly to the driver and a front seat passenger.

How We Can Help You

If you have been injured in a serious truck accident then you will greatly benefit from the legal assistance of a Yorktown Heights personal injury attorney from Durante, Bock & Tota, PLLC. We have the skill and experience that you need on your side in order to maximize your chances of a favorable outcome of your case in court if you choose to work with us. Our legal team has over 100 years of combined experience and we have a long history of success in the cases that we handle, as well as many satisfied clients whom we have represented in the past.

We will be able to answer your questions regarding your case, discuss your available options with you, advise you of the best action for you to take and provide you with skillful and aggressive representation of your case in court if you choose to work with us. Do not hesitate to contact our firm today and retain the legal assistance that you will need in your case today.