New York Truck Accident Resources
People who are lucky enough to walk away from a collision with a large truck often come away with serious injuries – and many questions. Many of our clients have concerns about paying their medical bills, recovering from their injuries and proving that the trucking and insurance companies are responsible. The process of recovering physically and financially can feel overwhelming.
Fortunately, a wide variety of resources are available to accident survivors. For more information regarding motorists’ rights, safe driving and the prevention of truck accidents, please view the links below. You can also contact our truck accident attorneys today through the free case review form.
Resources on This Site
For the convenience of our clients and others seeking resources about trucking safety and regulations, we have provided extensive information on a variety of truck accident and safety topics.
- Causes of Truck Accidents
Every case is unique, but many truck accident claims arise from similar causes. Learn more about common causes of collisions involving large trucks.
- Truck Accident Liability
Many parties can play a role in causing truck accidents, including individual drivers, businesses, mechanics, vendors and others. Learn more about who can be held legally responsible for truck accidents.
- State and Federal Trucking Regulations
View our user-friendly summary of state and federal regulations that affect commercial trucks or see the Federal Trucking Safety Resources section for information from federal regulators.
- Steps Following a Truck Accident
The hours and days following a truck collision can be full of uncertainty. See our guide for guidance on what to do next.
- Truck Accident FAQs
We answer some of the most common questions we hear from truck accident survivors.
Federal Trucking Safety Resources
For the most part, the federal government creates and enforces regulations for truck drivers.
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
The FMCSA provides information on safety programs, truck accident laws and other resources that can help prevent commercial truck accidents. The FMCSA also provides information specifically for carriers and professionals in the trucking industry.
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
The NHTSA focuses on education, safety standards and enforcement to prevent motor vehicle accidents. The agency’s site offers crash statistics, as well as information on vehicle safety ratings, recalls and safety initiatives.
- Occupational Safety And Health Administration
OSHA’s “trucking industry” page focuses on preventing occupational illness and injury to truck drivers. Because truckers need to be healthy and focused to avoid causing accidents, occupational safety in the logistics industry is extremely important.
- U.S. Department of Transportation
The U.S. DOT aims to serve the public by ensuring an efficient and safe transportation system and provides important information for motorists, including statistics and federal laws.
Trucking Safety – State and City Government Resources
For the most part, the state of New York adopts federal safety regulations for commercial trucks. However, there are some important differences. The links below focus on issues facing truckers and motorists in New York City and the rest of the state.
- New York Department of Transportation
The state DOT website contains a wealth of information about trucking regulations and safety, including commercial driver qualifications, state hours-of-service regulations and information about safety audits for drivers and carriers.
- New York City Department of Transportation
The New York City DOT’s mission is to “provide for the safe, efficient and environmentally responsible movement of people and goods in the City of New York.” NYC DOT’s website contains helpful information about trucks and safety for New Yorkers, including the most current rules for commercial trucks operating in the city.
These non-government agencies provide information for consumers, accident survivors and professionals in the trucking industry.
- Insurance Information Institute
The Insurance Information Institute provides information on vehicle safety, car insurance, teen driver safety and other important topics with a focus on insurance consumers.
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety/Highway Loss Data Institute
The IIHS is funded by auto insurers and insurance associations with the goal of reducing deaths, injuries and property damage caused by vehicle accidents. The “large trucks” section of the IIHS website contains fatality statistics, safety ratings, regulations and other safety information.
- American Trucking Associations
The ATA is a leading advocate for the trucking industry, promoting highway safety, environmental sustainability and profitability. The associations’ website provides information and research regarding the trucking industry, as well as highway and driver safety.
- American Trucker Magazine and Land Line Magazine
These publications focus on news and research regarding the trucking industry, including driver safety programs, hours-of-service regulations, collision prevention efforts and safety technology.
KeepTruckingSafe.org was created as part of the Trucking Injury Reduction Emphasis (TIRES) project out of Washington state. The comprehensive Resources page provides valuable information on the full spectrum of safety issues affecting the trucking industry, including distracted driving, sleep apnea and occupational safety for truck drivers.
After a Truck Accident, There Is No Substitute for Experienced Counsel
This page provides general resources and information, but if you have questions about your options after being involved in an accident, it is in your best interest to speak with a lawyer. Personal injury firms generally provide free consultations, which means there is no cost to learn more about the options and resources available for your specific situation.
Securing representation after a serious truck accident is particularly important because trucking companies have significant experience and resources dedicated to undervaluing and underpaying accident claims. While you are recovering from your injuries, their adjusters and investigators are likely already gathering evidence and looking for ways to pay out less than you deserve.
Contact Our New York Truck Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, our lawyers can help recover the compensation needed to cover lost wages, hospital bills and other damages. Our law firm has years of experience handling a variety of injury cases, including those involving semi-trucks, 18-wheelers and other large tractor trailers. We have the resources to hold parties responsible for the damage they have caused. To find out if our attorneys can assist in holding the trucking company or truck driver liable for your injuries, fill out our FREE case evaluation form today.