What are the Trucking Laws in New York?
Due to the inherently dangerous nature of tractor trailers, laws have been enacted to keep motorists safe. To prevent accidents, trucking companies and their employees are required to follow strict regulations regarding the number of hours allowed behind the wheel, truck maintenance, maximum loads and similar issues related to tractor trailer safety. When a trucking company or driver violates these regulations, they may be liable for any resulting injuries.
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New York Trucking Regulations
While all commercial vehicles must comply with federal trucking regulations, many states have their own laws regarding tractor trailers. Laws have been enacted to regulate the following:
- License eligibility
- Size limitations
- Hazardous materials
- Accidents and drug testing
Companies must also comply with law regarding vehicle weight, drivable hours and truck maintenance.
New York Truck Accident Law Attorneys
When a trucking company or driver fails to comply with the law, they can be held accountable for any resulting injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, our attorneys can investigate the cause of your crash to determine if the trucking company or truck operator was negligent in causing it. If so, we will work with economic and medical professionals to determine the extent of your current and future damages and pursue maximum compensation from the at-fault parties to cover these losses. To find out if our lawyers can help you recover compensation, fill out our FREE case evaluation form. Serving Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, all of NYC and New York State.
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