Every year, police report hundreds of thousands of crashes involving large trucks on U.S. roadways. Thousands of people are killed and many more injured — most of them not occupants of the trucks. Further, the number of people injured in accidents involving large trucks has been climbing.
Driver fatigue is a common cause of these accidents. For trucking firms, time is money and they may demand unreasonable schedules. Other causes might be an improperly loaded truck or defective equipment. Roadway maintenance can be an issue as well. Driver inexperience, even intoxication, may play a role.
Because there are multiple potential sources of responsibility, and the likelihood of significant settlements or awards, truck accident cases are complex. Negotiations are particularly tough. Victims and their loved ones face formidable opposition to injury and damage claims, whether it be from well-insured trucking firms, large manufacturers or powerful government agencies.
Truck accident victims and their families should consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. These difficult cases require a good deal of groundwork. We represent clients throughout the Philadelphia region. Call us and we will review your situation. There is no charge for you to talk to us.