Common Causes Of Semi Trailer Accidents
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 get out of the way.
Compensation For Truck Accident Injuries
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 wrecked havoc on your life, you may be able to recover significant compensation that may cover:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Physical suffering
- Emotional pain
To learn more about what you and your loved ones may be able to recover, contact our legal team.
Who Is Responsible For My Truck Accident?
Often, truck accident lawsuits can be filed by:
- Other drivers and passengers hurt in the accident.
- The driver of the truck.
- The loved ones of a truck accident victim who died as a result of the accident. This typically includes the spouses, children, and parents of the victim.
Justice Guardians: Fighting For Justice For Commercial Vehicle Accident Victims
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.