Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck accidents happen in Pennsylvania and throughout the US all too frequently. Just last year, there were 568,000 large truck accidents, and 6,200 died as a result of these trucking crashes. Driving a truck requires a great deal of attention and alertness. Of all drivers, truck drivers must be the most cautious when driving on the road with other cars and motorcycles. Commercial truck drivers need to exercise extreme caution due to the immense weight and size of their vehicles which, when colliding with other vehicles, can lead to fatal consequences. This is why there are so many rules and regulations that drivers and trucking companies must adhere to in order to ensure everyone's general safety. Unfortunately, there are times when truck drivers or truck companies are negligent, or disobey regulations. From inadequate training to overloading, truck drivers and companies often partake in reckless actions that can lead to catastrophic motor vehicle accidents once the vehicle is on the road.
When truck drivers fail to exercise caution or when trucking companies do not follow regulations, and other drivers are injured, the driver and company can be held liable. After a person has been injured in a trucking accident, he/she is legally entitled to seek compensation. The Lassen Law Firm deducts a small 29% fee for trucking accidents, and an even smaller 25% fee when these accidents result in death.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents:
- Not enough sleep
- Bad training
- Driving after drinking alcohol
- Driving while on prescription drugs
- Driving while on illegal drugs
- Exceeding the speed limit
- Bad truck maintenance
- Not yielding the right of way
- Driving while talking on cell
- Driving while texting
- Not being careful while backing up
- Problem with brakes
- Driving on old tires that blow up
- Trailers loaded over capacity
- Loads which are improperly secured
Should Large Trucks Comply with Federal Rules and Regulations of the DOT?
Yes. All commercial motor vehicles must comply with the federal rules regulating commercial motor vehicle driving. The Department of Transportation sets out safety rules that truckers and trucking companies must follow. The rules relate to proper loading, securing and transporting the material. They also cover pre-trip inspections that must be performed before the truck is ready to travel. The DOT also imposes a variety of restrictions on the number of hours a trucker may drive, breaks he/she must take and other rules. The DOT rules are often changing to create safer road conditions and to prevent overworked, sleepy drivers from getting behind the wheel.
In most crashes, there is some kind of a DOT rule violation. Strictly complying with the DOT rules may be costly to trucking companies and they may choose to ignore them, engendering the safety of their own truckers and other drivers on the road.
Recent Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
If you have been the victim of a serious collision, you should consult with an experienced Pennsylvania truck crash lawyer to learn about your rights. If you suffered trucking crash-related injuries as a result of the negligence of a driver, you may be able to sue the driver, the trucking company and, in some cases, a manufacturer of the vehicle as well as any company that negligently maintained them. Only an experienced trucking accident lawyer will be able to ascertain all the responsible parties. If governmental agencies are liable for creating dangerous road conditions, strict deadlines may apply. A competent Pennsylvania truck crash lawyer will make sure you file a lawsuit as soon as possible so that your case is not time barred. The statute of limitations in Pennsylvania is two years from the date of the injury. The Lassen Law Firm urges you to consult an experienced Pennsylvania truck accident attorney without delay. At the Lassen Law Firm, we have been successful in bringing our clients, truck crash victims, the results they were seeking. Thus, in a trucking crash case this year, we were able to reach a settlement of $3,7500.00 for the injuries sustained by a car driver who was hit by a truck.
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The Lassen Law Firm only deducts a low 29% contingency fee, not the standard 40-45% like other firms. We deduct a 25% fee for cases involving death. We serve ALL of Pennsylvania and the nation. We can sign you up over the phone and start working on your case today.
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The Lassen Law Firm
1515 Market St #1510
Philadelphia, PA 19102