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Trucking Accident Lawyer Syracuse

Our truck accident lawyer in Syracuse, NY helps you get on with your life.

Hire an experienced truck accident lawyer to make sure that you recover everything you are entitled to under the law. The Snyder Knapp Firm has experienced New York trucking accident lawyers who represent injured people caused by trucker negligence.

Truck Accident Attorney in Syracuse, NY
Our trucking accident lawyers are there for you when you need us most.

We have been by our client’s side every step of the way.

The Snyder Knapp Firm will hold negligent truckers accountable.

Because trucks are heavier and larger than cars, accidents involving trucks tend to cause more severe injuries and have a higher fatality rate. Many trucking accidents can be avoided if truck drivers and responsible companies act with a minimum standard of care. When they do not, the attorneys at Snyder Knapp Firm, PLLC help you prove those companies’ and individuals’ negligence and liability in cases involving:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Aggressive driving behavior
  • Unsafe road conditions, such as snow, ice, rain or fog
  • Unlicensed or untrained drivers
  • Truck rollovers
  • Oversized trucks
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Tire blowouts
  • Brake failure
  • Poor truck maintenance
  • Mechanical defects
  • Tractor-trailers and 18-wheelers

Our attorneys have experience representing the injured in all types of commercial vehicle accident cases.

Let our knowledgeable team of trucking accident lawyers prove your case.

To prove a personal injury claim involving a trucking accident, you must show that your injuries resulted from the defendant’s negligence. We consult respected experts with experience addressing the nuances of trucking accident claims. At trial, these professionals educate jurors about the causes of the accident and resulting injuries. Our lawyers regularly work with:

  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Trauma doctors
  • Chiropractors
  • Forensic engineers
  • Mechanics
  • Physicist
  • Accident reconstruction analysts

Our attorneys use all available means to present a strong case on your behalf.


After a truck accident, trucking company personnel quickly converge on the scene to gather evidence for their defense. At Snyder Knapp Firm, PLLC, we match the immediacy of their response. We measure and photograph the scene of the accident to preserve such crucial evidence as skid marks and vehicle positioning. Also, our investigators talk to witnesses while their memories are fresh to preserve evidence of negligence.

Our lawyers emphatically take notice of any special circumstances that would indicate whether driver intoxication or fatigue, improper truck loading, or mechanical failure played a role in the collision.

Truck Drivers need to have a valid CDL

Our trucking accident lawyers will make sure that the driver of the truck had a valid commercial driver’s license. Above all, the requirement that truck drivers require a CDL in order to operate these dangerous vehicles helps to keep other drivers safe. A CDL has higher levels of qualifications and oftentimes truck-drivers are not following all of the rules of the road.

Truck Drivers need to keep valid logbooks

Especially in today’s world, truck drivers are pushing harder and further than they should under New York law. Our attorneys will find out if the reason that the driver caused the accident was because they drove for too long. Failure to follow the Federal Hours of Service can lead to poor decision-making and drivers falling asleep. The logbook coupled with drivers failing to follow the rules of the road are areas of frequent negligence. Our attorneys will fight to bring out the truth.

Trucking companies need to keep their vehicles in safe condition.

Under New York and Federal Law, a trucking company has an obligation to maintain inspection records as well as repair records. It is important to note that when a company fails to maintain these records, it is evidence that they did not maintain the truck, thereby putting other drivers at risk. The drivers are also supposed to maintain records every day and to periodically inspect the vehicle.

Every 12 months the vehicle must pass an inspection in order for it to be on the road. When a trucking company fails to maintain the vehicle, in fact they are putting other drivers at risk due to mechanical failure.

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