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For over a decade, Braff, Harris, Sukoneck & Maloof has litigated numerous significant trucking and commercial ground transportation matters in New York and New Jersey, both in State and Federal court. Major issues litigated include:

Negligent hiring and employment practices, including failure to obtain past driving history, failure to properly test and train, failure to check past employment references, failure to maintain and preserve logs, records and other documents of employees;

Failure to abide by federal standards and procedures regarding truck maintenance and operation;

Failure to abide by commercial driver's license manual regulations and requirements, including but not limited to, pre-trip inspections and following distances;

Failure to abide by state traffic laws;

Issues involving improper lane change, failure to keep proper look out, failure to abide by speed limits, failure to maintain air brake system, failure to properly maintain chassis, failure to properly and adequately load container, failure to properly design lift trucks and dump trucks;

Issues involving vicarious liability and apportionment;

Damage issues, including but not limited to, life care plans, economic loss, permanency, pecuniary loss to family members, emotional distress allegedly caused by family members witnessing a catastrophic injury to loved ones;

Conflicts of law issues, jurisdictional issues and venue issues;

Applicability of "bobtail" insurance:

Evidential issues such as admissibility of internal self-critical analysis documents, accident simulations, accident reconstructions, visibility studies and experiments.

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