Feroleto Law, Buffalo NY

What You Should Know About Truck Accidents

A truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of more than 10,000 pounds are more dangerous than cars in a collision.  Our truck accident lawyers provide the following information:

WHAT TO DO AT THE ACCIDENT SCENE

This checklist provides important recommendations by the Truck Accident Attorneys of Feroleto Law for actions immediately following a truck accident.

WHAT TO DO FOLLOWING A TRUCK ACCIDENT

After leaving the scene there are important actions you must take.  Some have time requirements.  Feroleto Law provides information so you so you do not lose important benefits afforded you.

SAFETY REGULATIONS THAT APPLY TO TRUCK ACCIDENTS

The motor carrier safety regulations provides rules of conduct for trucking companies and truck drivers.  Understanding the applicable safety regulations is key in handling the truck injury case.

DISCOVERY IN A NEW YORK STATE TRUCK ACCIDENT

New York has specific laws to allow for discovery before a lawsuit is started.  Often it is necessary to secure evidence as soon as possible.

DISCOVERY OF EVIDENCE – THE TRUCK DRIVER

Evidence from the application for employment through the post accident exam along with logs, toll receipts, etc. may be important in establishing your case.  Additional document discovery is likely necessary.

DISCOVERY – THE TRUCKING COMPANY

Receipts, bills of lading, documents indicating delivery, time a driver is waiting, etc. are relevant.  Sometimes they may show more hours driving than the driver’s log indicates.  There may be equipment issues.   There may be circumstances of aggravated liability which increase the value of a case.  Fault may seem obvious, however, further discovery is often required.

John Feroleto, was elected Chair of the nationally recognized Interstate Trucking Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice.  This trucking group is composed of the top national trucking attorneys in the United States.  If you have further questions you may complete our contact form or call (716) 854-0700.