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Pennsylvania Truck Accident Lawyers
Trucks travel Pennsylvania’s highways every day, carrying massive loads at high speeds. While most operate safely, trucks are often involved in very dangerous collisions. Trucks account for more than 100,000 accidents, 23,000 injuries, and 5,000 fatalities per year, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
Truck Accident Cases
Most truck accidents involve a certain level of negligence on the part of the driver, employer, or owner. Factors that often lead to truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Driver usage of prescription and over-the-counter drugs to remain awake
- Driving over the speed limit
- Faulty brakes
- Traffic Congestion
- Driver unfamiliarity with local roads
- Poor maintenance
Truck Accident Claims
Truck accident litigation is complicated and requires the expertise of one of our attorneys because:
Federal law requires all truck drivers receive basic training and limit their consecutive hours driving. Unfortunately, due to industry demand, many drivers and employers cut corners and fail to follow all laws. An attorney can review truck logbooks, black boxes, compliance with licensing and certification regulations, and maintenance records for a particular vehicle.
A truck accident attorney can determine whether the truck driver or his employer can be held liable for the driver’s negligence.
If you or your loved one have suffered serious physical injury as a result of a truck accident, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Don’t delay! Contact our skilled and experienced attorneys today. We have extensive experience practicing throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.