Tractor trailer trucks, also known as semi trucks, big rigs and 18-wheelers, are the primary mode of transportation for products in Pennsylvania, and across the United States. Although there are strict regulations that are imposed on truck drivers, there are many truck accidents that occur every year. Such accidents can change the life of everyone involved. There are many stories that are told by people who have been affected by such accidents. Take the case of Anne, who was driving the family vehicle when an out of control truck appeared out of nowhere. The end result is that her husband was killed. Anne survived with minor injuries that required out patient care.
When the driver was questioned, he lied about the cause of the accident. The unfortunate thing is that the patrolman who was investigating the case believed him. It was alleged that Anne was asleep at the wheel and in the wrong lane at the wrong time. It was further alleged that she only escaped getting a ticket because the traffic officer felt compassion for her since her husband had just been killed. Anne decided to look for a Philadelphia tractor trailer accident attorney who could bail her out.
The accident report was very negative towards Anne but the lawyer decided to take up the case anyway. This is because of a gut feeling that Anne was being framed. After getting a copy of the report, the lawyer went through it with a fine tooth comb. It soon became apparent that the facts of this accident did not add up. The story that the truck driver told was also under scrutiny. The first thing that the lawyer did was to get in touch with the people who witnessed the accident, the police officer who handled the case as well as a person who could reconstruct the accident.
A young man who had overtaken Anne's car just before the accident remembered what happened. Being a car enthusiast, he was impressed because the car looked well maintained even though it was a old model. In addition, he was a bit envious because the couple looked so in love yet he had just broken up with his girlfriend. He also noted that the couple was driving at the recommended speed. An old man was driving a few meters behind Anne noted that there was a truck that was being driven erratically. He was frightened enough to start slowing down and alert fellow passenger.
When the lawyer probed further, it was discovered that the truck driver had a previous felony conviction for arson. In addition, the expert who was hired by his employers admitted that the report that was prepared erroneously stated the facts of the case. On top of that the truck driver had been on the road since 4:00 AM that morning. After the truck driver was accosted with these facts, he had no other choice but cooperate. Anne was left off the hook and a significant amount of money was paid as compensation. This goes to show that you should never give up on a good tractor trailer accident attorney.
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