If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you may be wondering:
Let our experienced car accident lawyers answer all of your questions and support you through the process of filing a claim.
Trucks are undeniably useful for a wide variety of activities and over time, automobile designers and manufacturers have found ways to make trucks larger and more powerful than ever before. However, with great size and power comes great danger, especially for those who involved in an accident with a truck.
According to the most recent statistics released from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there was an increase in the number of accidents involving large trucks, with 4,440 fatal accidents and 119,000 accidents that resulted in serious injury.
The most common types of trucks involved in these accidents include:
It doesn’t matter what kind of truck is involved in an accident – each one must have an insurance policy. However, each policy has its limits and once the policy limit has been reached, accident victims are left to fend for themselves.
There are many causes of truck accidents, the most common of which include:
Strong, working brakes are necessary on a truck that is carrying thousands of pounds in cargo. But frequently, truck owners and trucking companies forgo doing regular checks on the braking systems of their fleets in order to save time and money.
A jackknife occurs when the back end of a semi-truck swings 180 degrees and is no longer under the control of the driver.
If a truck is going down a steep hill or around a sharp curve at a high speed it could cause the truck to roll.
Truck drivers are often under pressure to work long hours without stopping to take a break. In addition to fatigue, distracted driving also takes the driver’s eyes from the road, causing them to drift out of their lane and into oncoming traffic.
Worn tires can blow out, which can cause the truck to veer out of control. In addition to this, pieces of the tire can strike passing cars, causing an accident.
If a load isn’t secure it can drop right off of the back of a truck and hit any cars that are unable to get out of the way.
If you’ve found our page you likely already know that the injuries you’ve sustained have forever changed your life. You’re likely dealing with extraordinarily expensive medical bills and you may have even lost your job because your injury prevents you from performing the necessary tasks.
It a truck accident injury has wreaked havoc on your life, you may be able to recover significant compensation that may cover:
To learn more about what you and your loved ones may be able to recover, contact our legal team.
Often, truck accident lawsuits can be filed by:
Our legal teams are prepared to help those injured in a truck accident in the entire state of Pennsylvania. You can rest easy knowing that we are on your side and that we will fight aggressively to help you recover the maximum compensation possible.
To learn more about our lawyers and the legal process, contact one of our local law offices now for a free legal consultation.
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