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Category Archives: Truck Accidents

Truck accidents claim the lives of hundreds of New Yorkers each year. Large commercial trucks are essential to our state’s economy, but these large vehicles cause incredible damage when they smash into other vehicles on a road. At Powers & Santola, LLP, our team of New York wrongful death lawyers can assist anyone who lost …

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Truck drivers must get adequate sleep to safely operate their vehicle. Unfortunately, that does not always occur. Too many truckers are on the road while dangerously fatigued. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), fatigue is a causal factor in approximately “13 percent of commercial motor vehicle (CMV)” accidents reported nationwide.  Fatigued driving …

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One of New York’s U.S. Senators, Charles Schumer, is taking an aggressive stance against a federal bill that would allow commercial trucks with twin 33-foot trailers to travel on National Highway System roads in New York State and across the U.S. Schumer’s concern – one shared by many traffic safety advocates – is that longer …

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