Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer
Commercial trucks, such as tractor-trailers, also known as 18-wheelers, big rigs or semi-trucks, weigh much more than your average motor vehicle. In fact, most tractor-trailers weigh tons, and are capable of carrying enormous loads of product. This weight is actually what makes most tractor-trailer accidents severe, and often fatal. When cars are involved in collisions with tractor-trailers, the people inside of the cars stand little chance of surviving the crash without substantial physical injuries.
People who are involved in tractor-trailer crashes are often left with life-threatening head, back, and brain injuries. These injuries can easily become worse over time if they are not treated with continual and appropriate medical care. Even though ongoing medical treatment can be quite costly, people stand little chance of recovering fully without it.
Liability in Trucking Accidents
Most tractor-trailer collisions occur due to the negligence and recklessness of the truckers of the transport companies employing them. Just like any company operating a commercial motor vehicle, a tractor-trailer company must adhere to the federal safety rules and regulations. Such safety regulations are posted on the Department of Transportation website and regulate the process of loading, securing and transporting cargo, drowsy driving, impaired driving, speeding, failure to adjust to hazardous weather conditions. Under federal safety regulations, a tractor-trailer driver must exercise extreme caution while driving in hazardous weather conditions, which include snow, ice, sleet, rain, fog and smoke. In addition, the rules require a trucker to reduce the driving speed by 1/3 when it is raining. It means that if the speed limit on a highway is 55mph, in rainy weather conditions, a truck driver should reduce the speed to 35mph.
In addition, a tractor-trailer company must follow the federal and state safety regulations in its hiring and training process. It should also maintain proper documentation as to a tractor-trailer driver's hours at work, shifts and breaks. Overworked, sleep-deprived, drowsy truckers cause many tractor-trailer wrecks each year.
The importance of hiring the right tractor-trailer accident attorney to litigate a tractor-trailer collision cannot be underestimated. If you have been the victim of a serious tractor-trailer crash, it is imperative that you hire an experienced Pennsylvania tractor-trailer accident attorney who is prepared to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a top expert reconstruction firm as well as economic experts so that the highest possible compensation allowed under the law may be obtained. Many personal injury attorneys are not ready to expend the money, time and resources on litigating a tractor-trailer case. The Lassen Law Firm has developed a reputation for resolving truck cases and get great results for their clients.
In many collision cases, governmental agencies may be liable for a defective roadway design, and for creating dangerous conditions on the roadways. In a lawsuit against governmental units, short deadlines apply. This is why people should always consider working with a skilled Philadelphia tractor-trailer accident law firm after they have been involved in a serious crash. With the help of a reputable firm, people have a better chance of recovering the monetary damages they deserve after they have sustained severe injuries. The Lassen Law Firm has handled many tractor-trailer wreck cases over the years to the great satisfaction of their clients.
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Philadelphia, PA 19102