Truck and Mass-Transportation Accidents

Although some may believe truck-related accidents are equal to automobile accidents, there are complexities which require expertise and proper preparation to successfully litigate these matters. There are Federal and State rules which apply to different types of trucks and their operators which could mean the difference between a successful claim or a lost case.

Similarly, mass-transportation accidents also involve issues which differ from a regular auto accident. At Weisman & Calderon LLP we have successfully litigated claims involving trucks, buses, ferries, ambulettes and subway trains. Often, the prosecution of these cases rests on the proper investigation of the events leading to the accident, including internal rules, training, and the intricacies of operating these type of vehicles. Weisman & Calderon LLP works with accident reconstruction experts and investigators to ensure that the jury will be able to understand how the negligent operation of the vehicle caused the injuries to our client.

For example, one of our clients was involved in a collision with a truck at an intersection, and the defendants claimed that our client was responsible. Through our investigation, we were able to show that the truck driver was not properly trained to operate the type of truck involved, based upon a Federal law regulating trucks by Gross Vehicle Weight rating. We were able to recover approximately $2,000,000.00 for our client.

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