Who Is Responsible for a Truck Accident?
When seeking compensation for a Pennsylvania truck accident, numerous parties can be held accountable. More often than not truck accident liability falls on the truck driver and/or the trucking company who employs the driver. However, the following parties can also be liable for a semi-truck accident:
- Truck driver
- Truck driver’s employer
- Owner of the truck
- Company leasing the truck
- Owner of the leasing company
- Owner of the trailer, if attached
- Company leasing the trailer
- Manufacturer of the truck, trailer, or components
Never assume a tractor trailer accident was just an accident; there are many reasons, including negligence on behalf of the driver or trucking company, that could have been the real cause of your truck accident. The truck accident attorneys at the Pisanchyn Law Firm will find out what caused the truck accident, and who is liable for it, to get you the compensation you deserve.
Negligent or careless acts and complete disregard for regulations set for trucking companies and truck drivers are often the cause of many truck accidents. Drivers working long shifts, beyond what legal limits restrict them to, distractions such as cell phones, radios, iPods, and CD players, speeding, tailgating, failure to reduce speed appropriately around turns and on downhill slopes, and the use of illegal drugs, prescription medication, or alcohol, are all contributing factors to negligence on the part of the truck driver and the trucking company. If any of these factors contributed to your accident, the driver and/or the trucking company can be held liable for damages.
How Can a Pennsylvania Truck Accident Lawyer Help?
The Pisanchyn Law Firm can help you receive the full amount of compensation deserved for your injuries, loss, and traumatic experience. Never agree to any offer made by the trucking company or their insurance adjusters without first consulting legal aid. Our Pennsylvania truck accident lawyers offer free services until we win your semi truck accident case and even then you will never pay out of pocket; we will only be paying you the money you deserve. Once you hire us as your PA truck accident attorneys we will immediately send out our own investigators to the scene, have them speak with witnesses, and review and report our findings so that you and your interests are fully protected.
Please, call our truck accident lawyers toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation. We have offices in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Scranton and will travel to you.