A big rig rolled over on Route 17 yesterday on State Route 17 just before the Apalachin exit. The tractor trailer driver crashed while he was attempting to avoid a deer in the roadway. While the driver was not injured, traffic was delayed in both directions which the scene of the accident was cleared.
According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, more than 25% of tractor trailer drivers involved in fatal crashed (in 2004) had one or more prior speeding convictions. Nealy 10% has a prior license suspension or revocation. Seven percent of truck drivers had a previous license suspension or revocation. While most trucking companies due diligence when hiring employees, unscrupulous trucking companies intentionally hire truck drivers with blemished records in order to save costs. Should an accident occur, the trucking company and the driver may be accountable.
The trial lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict all types of acccident cases, including those arising out of tractor trailer, big rig, and 18 wheeler accidents. If your or a loved one have been injured in a commercial trucking 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 accident attorney, contact Bottar Leone, PLLC now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.