PENNSYLVANIA TRUCKING ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
The function and nature of commercial trucking means that accidents are particularly catastrophic. The size of the vehicle and the weight of their loads make the forces involved more dangerous than a private vehicle crash and their size means that more people have the potential to be impacted when there is a trucking accident.
There are millions of trucking shipments every year, and every year there are thousands of people seriously injured from those shipments. When these injuries happen, victims are entitled to compensation from the parties responsible. However, determining liability in trucking can be complex, and if you don’t have an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side, you could miss out on what you’re owed.
Contact us today at 1-800-681-3550 and we will begin working for you immediately.
DO I NEED A Truck ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IF I’M INJURED IN PENNSYLVANIA?
The short answer is yes, you should always consult with a personal injury attorney.
Crashes involving large commercial trucks are known to be more dangerous than other accidents. This is largely because the sizes of the vehicles and the cargo they’re carrying make the trucks less able to steer to minimize the impact of crashes and make those impacts very large.
Trucking accidents happen for a number of reasons, but the most common ones are problems braking (especially because these vehicles have large stopping distances), problems with the traffic flow, drug use by the driver of the truck, speeds that are too great for the road conditions, and the fact that these drivers are commonly in areas they aren’t familiar with.
These issues together with the massive size of these trucks make tractor-trailers one of the most dangerous vehicles on the road, with the risk of serious injury and death being much greater than crashes involving smaller vehicles.
Trucking Accident Liability Is Complex
Trucking accidents can be complicated because there are a number of different entities that could be held responsible for your injury. That means that there are a number of different directions you could take a lawsuit in order to get compensation.
On top of that, the number of parties means there a greater number of insurance coverages to navigate. A good example of this is the coverage of the tractor-trailer itself. The truck and the trailer may not even be covered under the same insurance claim. That means you can pursue compensation from both of the insurance carriers, but it also means you have to do more work to prove that your case is valid.
The complication in determining and pursuing liability in truck accident cases also means that they require a lot of expert investigation. You need an experienced truck accident attorney to thoroughly pursue all of your legal options and to make sure that your interests are being protected. That means we’ll look at things like the driver’s record and the trucking company’s hiring record to make sure they aren’t negligent either.
It’s important to act quickly in trucking injury cases because they are subject to a statute of limitations, meaning you won’t be able to get what you deserve if the case isn’t pursued in a short enough time. You also need to move fast because the other parties involved may be working against you, taking that time to cover up the negligence responsible for your claim.
HOW CAN WE HELP ACCIDENT VICTIMS?
If you’ve suffered from a trucking accident, contact Richard Hollawell today for a free consultation of your case. Our team has handled hundreds of personal injury cases and serves all of our clients with understanding and compassion. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us at 1-800-681-3550 or use the contact form for your free consultation today.
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