Brooklyn Tailgating Accident Attorney
All drivers a responsibility to maintain a safe following distance behind the vehicles in front of them. The drivers of tractor-trailers, which are extremely heavy and slow to brake, have a particularly strong responsibility to avoid tailgating and other aggressive, reckless behavior.
I am Brooklyn, Westchester County and Bronx reckless driving attorney Daniel A. Kalish. Since 1986, I have helped accident victims and their families pursue compensation from negligent drivers. If you have been injured by a tailgating truck driver, contact me today for a free consultation.
Holding Truck Drivers Accountable for Aggressive Behavior
Truck drivers, like many other drivers, are in a hurry to get where they are going. They may be up against delivery deadlines or simply anxious to see their families. However, there is no excuse for tailgating, which can have serious consequences such as the following:
- Truck and car collisions: When a truck driver tailgates a car and does not apply the brakes fast enough, the two vehicles can collide, often resulting in serious injuries.
- Lane-changing accidents: When a driver who is being tailgated feels pressured to change lanes too quickly, his or her car may collide with a vehicle in another lane.
- Getting driven off the road: Sometimes, drivers who are being tailgated are forced to drive off the road, which can cause them to collide with barriers or drive into ditches.
Pursuing an accident claim against a powerful trucking company is never easy. I have the trial experience and reputation to stand up for your rights and demand the money damages you deserve, including punitive damages if the driver who hit you was behaving recklessly.
You may have limited time to bring your truck accident claim. To discuss your case with an experienced personal injury lawyer, contact my office today to schedule an appointment.