TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENT | COMMERCIAL TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
If you or someone you love was recently injured in a tractor trailer accident, contacting an attorney may help you recover compensation for the expenses you are burdened with. The process of collecting damages from the party at-fault for your accident can be complicated; however, our Pennsylvania tractor trailer accident attorneys have the experience needed to navigate these types of claims.
It’s common for these claims to be filed against the trucking company that owns the vehicle. Having an experienced attorney well-versed in handling cases against large-scale defendants is imperative to obtaining the full compensation deserved. At the Pisanchyn Law Firm our attorneys have successfully handled personal injury claims against large trucking companies and insurance carriers, and are extremely knowledgeable in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations that may affect your claim.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a semi truck accident, you may have legal recourse. To learn how our Pennsylvania attorneys may be able to help you recover compensation for your losses, call 1-800-444-5309, or fill out the form on this page, for your free case review.
HOW CAN A TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENT ATTORNEY HELP ME?
An attorney can help establish liability for your crash, collect evidence to strengthen your claim and help ensure compensation is sought from the appropriate parties.
Almost immediately after a truck accident the trucking company and/or their insurance company will begin investigating the crash and the scene. Their purpose is to limit the amount of damages awarded to the victims of these accidents.
State police may also launch their own investigation into the accident at this time, which may prove beneficial for your claim. At the Pisanchyn Law Firm, our truck accident attorneys will work with specialized experts to assist in complimenting the official investigation.
Our attorneys can:
- Review camera footage, if available
- Interview witnesses
- Review mandatory police and accident reports
- Analyze and review medical records
- Interview medical staff
- Consult experts to reconstruct the accident scene and recreate the accident
Liability for injuries sustained in a truck accident could be placed on the following:
- 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
Our attorneys have experience handling complex tractor trailer accident cases and will investigate various aspects of the crash to determine liability. To ensure you get the full compensation deserved for your injuries, we may investigate:
- Who or what company had primary control and ownership of the vehicle at the time of the accident
- Driving logs and records, including weigh-ins
- Company policies and procedures and how they were enforced on drivers
- The driving history of the vehicle and trailer
- Maintenance records
- Potential violations of federal and state laws regarding driving regulations
- Past violations of state and federal trucking laws
- Past criminal convictions
- Potential manufacturing defects
The Pisanchyn Law Firm recently obtained $1.5 Million for a client. In this case, the truck company and Insurance Company smuggled the driver out of the scene so he never received a field sobriety test to show that he was on drugs at the time of the collision.
For the 8th time in the past two years The Pisanchyn Law Firm has obtained well over $1,000,000.00 in Tractor Trailer Accident cases. To say the Pisanchyn Law Firm are excellent Tractor Trailer and Personal Injury attorneys is an understatement. We make the person and company whose fault it was pay, which saves other persons lives by way of sending a message to these negligent truckers and trucking companies.
Never agree to any offer made by the trucking company or their insurance adjusters without first consulting legal aid. Not only are our Pennsylvania tractor trailer accident attorneys on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we also offer free consultations and representation for tractor trailer accident victims until we win your case and even then you will never pay out of pocket; we will only be paying you the money you deserve.
TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
Don’t let trucking companies push you around anymore than they already have; The Pisanchyn Law Firm’s Pennsylvania jackknife truck accident attorneys 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 truck accident attorneys offer free services until we win your jackknife 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 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.
TRUCK ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY COMMERCIAL TRUCK DRIVERS
There is specific training a person must complete before becoming certified as a commercial truck driver. Even after becoming licensed, commercial truck drivers must still take extraordinary caution when operating these large vehicles because even after training, accidents can still occur from common causes of truck accidents.
COMMON CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS FROM COMMERCIAL DRIVERS INCLUDE:
Truck Driver Tiredness and Fatigue – Federal regulations limits the amount of time a commercial truck driver can log driving per week. To prevent the dangers of driver fatigue, the law states that commercial vehicle operators are only to drive for 11 hours max after 10 consecutive hours off duty.
Poor or Improper Truck Maintenance – All vehicle maintenance checks must be documented. It is the responsibility of the trucking company to ensure proper maintenance and upkeep of their vehicles. These companies can be liable for a trucking accident if poor vehicle maintenance or faulty equipment are the cause of the accident
Distracted Driving – The nature of truck drivers’ jobs make it easy to become distracted while traveling. The long hours on the road, often in remote or repetitive scenic areas can lead to an urge to multitask. Driver must keep their full attention on the road and operating the vehicle at all times to avoid catastrophic injuries and accidents.
Texting Truck Drivers – In many states, texting while driving is against the law, and it is banned nationwide for drivers of commercial trucks. Unfortunately, this law does not deter all drivers from engaging in this dangerous behavior.
Speeding Truck Drivers – Those who exceed the speed limit put others on the road at risk because they are not driving with the flow of traffic. This is a high cause for concern with truckers especially since the vehicle they’re driving weighs nearly 20 times more than the average passenger vehicle. Commercial truck drivers often speed because they are on strict timelines.
Unsafe Driving Practices – Truck drivers log thousands of miles every week. Long stretches of time on the road can become monotonous and may cause some drivers to become less safe with how they operate their vehicles. In addition to speeding, unsafe driving practices include:
- Following another vehicle too closely
- Road rage
- Failure to check for blind spots
- Frequent lane changes
- Failure to use turn signals
OTHER COMMON CAUSES OF TRUCK ACCIDENTS
Inadequate or improper training – If a driver has not had the proper training in how to handle a commercial truck, defensive driving and other safety elements, then the driver will pose a hazard on the road.
Unfamiliarity with roads or inexperience driving – Any person traveling an unknown road can face driving challenges. Now imagine if that person was driving an 80,000-pound vehicle for the first time and didn’t realize how narrow, curvy or rough a certain road was. The combination of circumstances can be disastrous.
Overloading – There are regulations that determine how much weight a commercial truck can carry because overloading can lead to error and accidents such as tire blowouts or jackknife accidents.
Road Construction – Road construction projects can cause delays in traffic. These literal roadblocks often limit drivers to one lane of traffic. Some drivers may try to maneuver around the construction by driving on the shoulder or in the median, but doing so can easily cause an accident to occur.
Weather and Road Conditions – Not all highways or roadways are ideal for driving, especially for large trucks. Unpaved or pothole-ridden roads can make it extra difficult for drivers. Narrow lanes or highways without shoulders can become hazardous. Adding poor weather conditions, such as sleet or snow, can further put all drivers at risk.
HIRE A TRUCKING ATTORNEY WITH EXPERIENCE
If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you want to have a lawyer who has experience with these specific type of cases. Trucking crashes, especially those as a result of the common causes of truck accidents, are handled much differently than accidents that involve only passenger vehicles.
In addition to the truck driver, the trucking company is often also involved. Our attorneys have the legal skills and expertise necessary to fully investigate trucking accidents and determine what a fair compensation is for victims of trucking accidents.
Please, call our Pennsylvania tractor trailer lawyers if you’re the victim of one of the common causes of truck accidents toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation. We have offices in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Scranton and will travel to you.
TRUCKING ACCIDENT INJURY COMPENSATION
Both State and/or Federal law, depending on if the truck was involved in intrastate or interstate transport may govern a trucking accident. Trucking companies as well as their drivers have to follow many State and Federal regulations to operate a commercial vehicle. Hiring our Pennsylvania trucking accident injury attorneys, who are experienced in trucking accident litigation, is the only way to ensure that all required regulations have been followed, and if they weren’t you could receive compensation for your trucking accident injury.
Commercial truck regulations that are often violated, causing a trucking accident are:
- Trucking companies are required to follow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) regulations concerning equipment and hours of service.
- Truck drivers are required to maintain a driver’s log.
- Commercial driver’s license standards are Federal regulations in place to reduce or prevent truck collisions and resulting injuries and/or deaths. Drivers of certain vehicles are required to obtain a single commercial motor vehicle driver’s license.
- Alcohol of any kind is not permitted in the trailer or the cab of the vehicle unless it is part of a shipment. This includes cough/ cold medications.
- Federal regulations require commercial trucks to carry certain levels of insurance coverage, depending on the nature of the materials hauled. These regulations protect victims of large truck crashes from truck owners who may not have the financial resources to pay damages out-of-pocket.
The trucking companies pay out a great deal of money for their truck insurance policies due to the high risks and possible damages that could occur in the event of a trucking accident Trucking companies begin an investigation into the accident as soon as it happens. If fault is found to be on behalf of the driver or company then the insurance adjusters just as quickly offer an insufficient settlement to compensate the victim for their negligence. These quick offers are a ploy to minimize costs paid out to you, the victim. Don’t let this happen to you, if you or a loved have been involved in a tractor trailer accident call our PA trucking accident injury attorneys as soon after the accident as possible.
HOW OUR TRUCKING ACCIDENT INJURY LAWYERS CAN HELP
Our Pennsylvania trucking accident attorneys can help you receive the full amount of compensation deserved for your trucking accident injuries, loss, and traumatic experience. Never agree to any offer made by the trucking company or their insurance adjusters without first consulting legal aid. At The Pisanchyn Law Firm we offer free services until we win your trucking 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 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 Pennsylvania tractor trailer accident injury attorneys toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation. We have offices in Scranton, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Harrisburg and will travel to you.
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When you or a loved one suffers an injury due to someone else’s negligence who you turn to for legal advice and representation matters. The Pisanchyn Law Firm’s Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys will represent you skillfully, compassionately, and most of all, aggressively.
Our lawyers, staff, and paralegals are specially trained to guide you and help you through each step of your injury case. We have the resources, including premiere doctors and other experts around the country, to not only handle your case but also give it and you the personal attention and care both deserve. Call 1-800-444-5309 or fill out this form for a free consultation now!
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Bradley D. Moyer
No one likes a bully. Yet, after a traumatic event in your life, that is exactly what the insurance company can seem like. Every day I fight zealously for my clients to get them the compensation they are entitled to, counsel them during a difficult period in their life, and protect my clients from those same bullies.
All attorneys can make promises, what separates our firm from the rest is the fact that we never stop working until you are completely satisfied and made whole again after a traumatic injury that was caused by someone else. Once I begin working on your case, the matter becomes personal to me. I always say, ‘I lose sleep so you don’t have to.
Thomas J. Carroll
I’ve personally witnessed, through an experience of my father’s, how someone else’s negligent acts can alter a person’s life. It is fulfilling to be a member of the Pisanchyn law firm where I can help people like my dad who have been injured through the negligence of others.
Attorney Serra is an associate at the Pisanchyn Law Firm. He attended The Pennsylvania State University for his undergraduate studies where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences while majoring in Crime, Law, and Justice with a Political Science minor. While at The Pennsylvania State University, Attorney Serra maintained a job where he witnessed several co-workers suffer work related injuries and saw firsthand how these injuries affected their lives.
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