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New York Wide Turn/Swinging Turn Truck Accident Lawyer

Due to the length of semi-trucks, drivers are required to make extra wide turns. When other motorists are occupying the lane to the side of a truck while the driver is making a turn such as this, or is in the opposite oncoming lane, accidents happen. Victims of wide truck turns are not at fault in these types of collisions. The truck driver and the trucking company are at fault. If you were involved in a wide turning truck accident, we encourage you to take legal action by filing a personal injury claim with the appropriate party. Here at Cohan Law Firm, our New York wide turn truck accident lawyers can help you file a claim to be compensated for your medical expenses, property damage, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Two Types of Wide Turn Truck Collisions

There are two types of wide turn or swinging turn truck accidents in which other road users can become gravely injured. The first is in the following scenario: the truck and other road users are traveling in the same direction. The truck driver merges or is already in the left hand lane of the four lane road (with two lanes of traffic in each direction). The truck driver then makes a hard right into a parking lot, from the left hand lane, and collides with the vehicle in the right lane. This type of crash is also called a “squeeze play” truck accident. The second type of wide turn truck accident happens as follows: the truck is making a left turn (it could also be a right turn) across traffic at an intersection. There is a driver waiting at a red light in the opposing lane the truck driver is turning onto. As the truck navigates the 90-degree bend, the trailer behind swings into the stopped driver.

Injuries in Wide Turning Truck Collisions

Sometimes a wide turning truck crash may not cause any serious injuries if the truck trailer merely glanced off the side of the other motorists car. In other scenarios, the damage can be catastrophic. An 80,000 pound semi-truck can easily push a passenger vehicle off the road, crush it under its tires, or even flip it over if the other vehicle is also moving at the time of the crash. If the victim is a pedestrian, bicyclist, or motorcyclist, fatalities are common in wide truck collisions.

Call a New York Wide Truck Turn or Swinging Truck Turn Accident Attorney Today

Semi-truck drivers have a duty to check their mirrors, go slowly through corners, and even stop in the middle of interactions if necessary to avoid a crash with another vehicle that has right of way. Truck drivers cannot assume that other road users will see the size of their vehicle and scurry out of the way. If you were hurt in a semi-truck crash, do not wait to call the New York wide truck/swinging truck accident attorneys at Cohan Law Firm today at 855-855-0321 for a complimentary consultation.

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