Police and firefighters were called to the scene of a tractor-trailer crash that occurred on I-95 in Philadelphia. The crash happened as a result of the tractor-trailer overturning on the road. The truck driver was injured and taken to the hospital.
Unfortunately, driving a truck, tractor-trailer, or an 18-wheeler, comes with risks and dangers. There are many reasons why a truck crash occurs, and in many cases, the cause is not the truck driver's fault. Reasons for a tractor-trailer overturn vary and may include:
Truck company failure to inspect
Truck company failure to maintain safety systems
Truck company negligent hiring
Inadequate training of drivers
Poor design of the truck or its parts
Lack of crashworthiness
The trucking industry is highly regulated by both federal and state law. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations outline standards of care that need to be followed by truck companies. These regulations have rules related to the training of drivers, scheduling of loads to allow sufficient time for delivery; limits on the duration of driving time; pre-trip inspection of equipment including brakes, lighting, tires, and other safety-related mechanisms; the requirement of using extreme caution when hazardous conditions adversely affect visibility or traction; and prohibitions on driving when conditions become sufficiently dangerous.
If you have been injured in a tractor trailer truck crash you need an experienced Philadelphia truck accident lawyer to work for you. Truck accident litigation is complex. Usually, the trucking company and its insurance provider will try to limit your recovery by conducting their own investigation of the truck crash. It is critical that you quickly hire an experienced Pennsylvania truck accident lawyer to preserve evidence and protect your rights following an accident.
At the Lassen Law Firm, our experienced truck accident attorneys will work to preserve evidence, obtain or safeguard trucking company records, interview witnesses, and substantiate crucial, time-sensitive information. The Pennsylvania truck crash attorneys at the Lassen Law Firm have more specialized knowledge than traditional auto accident attorneys. Laws governing the trucking industry are complex. Investigating big rig accidents takes a great deal of time and resources and familiarity with the technological issues involved. Only an experienced tractor-trailer lawyer knows how to photograph commercial vehicles, obtain driver's logs, investigate brake and tire conditions and conduct thorough investigations. Call the Lassen Law Firm, experienced and aggressive truck accident lawyers, to get help in fighting for your right to recover compensation for your truck crash injuries.