02/20/2013 // Manhattan, New York, US // New York Injury Accident Lawyer // Law Firm of Jonathan C. Reiter // (press release)
(News About New York 18-Wheeler Accidents) - A recent highway collapse in China that left a reported nine people dead and several others injured brings to light several important safety issues related to the operation of 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles. The collapse, which occurred on February 1, 2013, was caused by the explosion of a truck that was loaded with fireworks for celebrations for the Lunar New Year, according to multiple reports.
Some reports cited that the truck carrying the fireworks lacked the proper registration and had paperwork claiming it was carrying general merchandise. Drivers of commercial vehicles must ensure that required paperwork is accurate and they are following all necessary procedures for their own safety and the safety of others on the road. Particularly in instances such as shipping and storing explosive items in large quantities, doing so in unsafe conditions can have devastating consequences as illustrated by the China highway collapse.
A number of New York 18-wheeler accidents could be prevented if drivers take proper precautions such as those mentioned above. Safety is one of the most important aspects of operating any type of commercial vehicle when getting from point A to point B.
The New York big truck accident lawyers of the Law Firm of Jonathan C. Reiter are available for those who have been injured in an 18-wheeler accident or accident involving any type of commercial vehicle and are seeking help to file a related injury claim. Injured individuals may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering and other damages that may result.
Individuals who have been injured in an accident may contact the New York accident injury law firm today to request a free case evaluation.
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