As a New York truck accident attorney, I am keenly aware of hazards on the New York State Thruway.

Some states do not have tolls, hence no toll collectors. Here, we do and the workers are subject to adverse conditions most of us don’t think about. Start with inhaling carcinogenic fumes every workday. Cramped quarters offering little room to move for extended periods, discourteous drivers, drivers entering the booths at reckless speeds.

The fact is many thruway accident occurs at toll booths.

Three serious accidents occurred in less than 24 hours in the Western New York section of the New York State Thruway Thursday and Friday.

One was a seven car pileup involving a Canadian truck driver. Another Canadian driver bobtailing ( a trucking term for driving without pulling a trailer) left the pavement and the tractor rolled over.

Some tractor cabs are of poor design, which may increse or inhance injury to the driver.

The third big rig crashed into the Lackawanna toll booth shown above. Please be careful and give big rigs plenty of space.

Attorney John Feroleto

Attorney John Feroleto understands the value of hard work. He is known in the community and by his peers for his willingness to work and go the extra mile. Other lawyers often ask John to handle their trial matters to maximize clients’ recovery. Trial lawyers know who the best trial lawyers are. He was also named Trial Attorney of the Year in 2012 by the Western New York Affiliate of New York State Trial Lawyers Association. [ Attorney Bio ]

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