Truck Accident Lawyers Philadelphia, PA
PA Personal Injury Attorneys Represent Semi-Truck Crash Victims in Philadelphia and Across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York
The trucking industry has a lot more regulations than other automobile industries. Due to the size and mass of these vehicles, as well as the difficulty of operating the vehicles, auto accidents involving trucks (especially commercial-sized trucks) often result in catastrophic injuries or death. Most motor vehicles will be smaller than the truck and typically get the brunt of the devastation in a truck accident. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries or a loss of life due to a truck accident in Pennsylvania, contact the Marrone Law Firm, LLC today to get guidance on your claim, financial compensation for the damages, and justice against the irresponsible or negligent truck driver.
Common Causes of Dangerous Truck Accidents in Philadelphia
These are some of the most common causes of trucking accidents on roads and highways in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania:
- Driving while distracted, such as texting.
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
- Fatigue from lack of necessary sleep or mandated breaks.
- Failure to yield to other vehicles.
- Unsafe and quick lane changes.
- Violent or aggressive driving.
- Sharp turns.
- Overloaded trucks.
- Unsecured and imbalanced loads.
- Poorly maintained vehicle parts.
- Damaged brakes and suspension systems.
- Bad visibility.
- Inadequate or broken headlights.
- Hazardous loads not in compliance.
- Poor training.
Catastrophic Injury and Death in Philadelphia, PA Truck Accidents
Due to the size and weight of trucks, most people in smaller cars or other vehicles that collide with large trucks end up dying.
Researchers conducting a study of Pennsylvania truck accident fatalities in 2017 found that:
- 17% of fatalities were truck occupants.
- 66% of fatalities were passenger vehicle occupants.
- 16% of fatalities were pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists.
Often, for the lucky people who don’t lose their lives in a truck accident, serious injuries occur:
- Brain trauma
- Neck and back injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Internal organ damage
- Broken bones
- Disfigurement and scarring
Determining Fault in a Truck Accident Injury Claim in Pennsylvania
After looking at your case, if it is clear that a trucking company was at fault, we will make sure to gather the necessary evidence and look over the entire accident. Trucking companies often have powerful attorneys and paid investigators who they will use to try to prove that the fault does not lie with them. No one wants to get sued. One of the keys to proving liability in a Pennsylvania truck accident case is having a knowledgeable attorney on your side.
It is important to note that any of the following individuals or entities could be liable for a truck accident in Pennsylvania:
- Truck driver
- Truck driver’s employer
- Truck or trailer owner
- Leasing company owner
- Manufacturer of a faulty truck part
- Cargo loaders
Contact Us for a Free Consultation with a Philadelphia Truck Accident Attorney Who Handles Catastrophic Injury Claims
When you get into an accident involving a truck, the damage is usually very serious. If you are lucky enough to survive the truck accident, there is a good chance that you have been left with a serious injury that will result in permanent disability or scarring. This could affect all aspects of your life, including career, relationships, and personal well-being. Truck accidents can be catastrophic for our clients, and that is why we will stand by your side and fight for you in your Pennsylvania truck accident case. Call the Marrone Law Firm, LLC in Philadelphia today at 215-709-7360 for a free consultation, or contact us online to get answers now.