Tarrytown, NY (November 12, 2023) – A fatal truck accident was reported on Friday morning in the Tarrytown area. The crash occurred at around 12:50 a.m. on November 10.
According to reports from the New York State Police, a motor vehicle collision took place on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge during the early morning hours. Reports indicate that a semi-truck tractor-trailer was traveling on the northbound side of the roadway when he became involved in the collision. As a result of the crash, the truck proceeded forward and struck a guardrail and a storage outbuilding. The impact of the collision caused the truck to burst into flames.
One person sustained fatal injuries in the crash. The victim was immediately pronounced deceased at the scene.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
Our sympathies are with the family of the victim killed in this crash.
Fatal truck accidents are often devastating. Unfortunately, these accidents take the lives of thousands of people across the United States each year. Families of loved ones often struggle to move forward after these devastating incidents. After experiencing the loss of a loved one due to a fatal accident, it is important that you are aware of your legal rights. Following a fatal truck crash, you have the right to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party.
While every case has its own unique circumstances, it is crucial to be able to identify who is liable for the accident that took the life of your loved one. In truck crashes, there are often multiple parties that can be held liable for the resulting damages that you face.
The first party that often comes to mind is the truck driver themselves, as their actions or negligence behind the wheel could have directly contributed to the incident. However, one should also consider other potential defendants, such as trucking companies or employers, who may be held liable under certain circumstances, especially if they failed to properly train or supervise their drivers.
In some cases, manufacturers of faulty vehicle parts might also share in this liability if defects played a role in causing the accident. Additionally, another key factor can be determining whether any third-party contractors were involved in the maintenance or repairs of either the truck or its components. If so, then they, too, could potentially hold some level of responsibility for inadequate workmanship leading up to the crash. It is important to consult with a fatal truck accident lawyer right away to determine who is responsible for the damages that your family has to face.
When it comes to truck accidents, the consequences can be devastating and life-changing. At Burg Simpson, we understand the hardships that families face after losing loved ones in fatal truck crashes and are dedicated to providing them with the best legal representation possible. Our team of experienced attorneys will work tirelessly on your behalf, utilizing all available resources to seek fair compensation for your injuries. We are committed to fighting for your rights and ensuring that you receive the justice you deserve. We encourage you to reach out to our team today to schedule a free consultation by calling (888) 895-2080 and let our dedicated legal advocates help you get started on your journey toward recovery.
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