The NY DMV reports over 11,000 over-sized truck crashes were recorded in 2014, with 74 of those accidents involving fatalities. With summer now officially beginning, highway construction and repairs in and around Syracuse may cause issues on Syracuse roads.
Due to their heavy weight and massive size, semi-trucks and vehicles larger than a pick-up truck can impact the human body more forcefully than other vehicles. Even when going under 30 miles per hour, a big rig hitting a medium-sized car can cause severe injury. Common injuries suffered by victims of truck accidents include concussions, head trauma, spinal cord damage, fractures and internal bleeding.
While the majority of truck drivers practice safe driving habits, some neglect to think about whether they should be behind the wheel. Fatigue/drowsiness, failing to maintain their mechanical status, bad weather and texting/eating while driving are some reasons truckers are found at fault for a crash. .
Victims of truck accidents who suffered serious physical injury may be entitled to compensation for damages. Call William Mattar today to schedule a free consultation appointment with an experienced Syracuse truck accident attorney who will evaluate your case free of charge.