Debris scattered on a highway has caused a crash in Syracuse, New York. According to Syracuse New York tractor trailer accident lawyers Bottar Leone, PLLC, a semi truck struck a 14′ high bridge overpass on December 28, 2009, causing the eighteen wheeler’s cargo to fall off of the bed of the truck and onto the road. The truck driver drove away after the accident.
Emergency responders at the scene of the New York State Route 690 accident, located near the intersection Midler Avenue, found a driver who had struck debris injured. Another car stopped to avoid debris was struck from behind.
This type of crash is known as a low clearance incident. As many as 5,000 low clearance accidents occur every year, causing more than $100,000,000.00 in property damage and countless personal injuries. While the majority of tractor trailer versus bridge incidents are due to driver error, some low clearance incidents occur because the New York State Department of Transportation, or a county or town government, has failed to properly mark a bridge. Even if properly marked, paint fades and municipalities may have a duty to ensure that tractor trailer drivers are provided appropriate warnings regarding the height of an overpass.
The trial lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC, have experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict all types of tractor trailer accident cases, including those involving contact with an overhead object. If your or a loved one have been injured in a tractor trailer accident, you and/or your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Central New York tractor trailer accident attorney, contact Bottar Leone, PLLC now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.