Transporting goods, raw materials and other supplies around Philadelphia and the United States in general means there are thousands of trucks and commercial motor vehicles on the roads at any given time. As the trucking industry grows, so does the number of these large vehicles and, unfortunately, the number of truck accidents occurring in Philadelphia. No matter how careful a driver is, truck accidents can have serious consequences, including severe injuries and, in the worst cases, loss of life.
Dan Doyle Law Group attorneys have successfully handled countless truck accidents, and are ready and willing to provide expert legal advice and representation when you need us.
Given the sheer size and weight of trucks, it should come as no surprise to read that the injuries sustained by motorists and pedestrians involved in truck accidents tend towards the severe end of the spectrum. Fatal truck accidents are more common than any of us would like and, even where the victim survives, injures can be life-changing or life-limiting.
Although every truck accident is different, there are some common themes identifiable throughout the cases handle by Dan Doyle Law Group. These include:
If you have been injured in a Philadelphia truck accident, regardless of the cause, a Dan Doyle Law Group attorney could secure the compensation you deserve. Call us today on 215-987-3730 to learn more.
While accidents can happen no matter how careful everyone may be, there are some steps you can follow to ensure you are as safe as possible when driving around trucks.
Always remember that a fully-loaded truck, complete with trailer, will require twice the stopping distance of a smaller vehicle, and allow space accordingly
The bigger a truck is, the bigger the driver’s blind spot will be. Take care not to position yourself in this blind spot where it is at all avoidable
Allow extra space for long vehicles to turn
Never tailgate or cut up a truck. Although both constitute dangerous driving in any circumstances, they are particularly hazardous due to the lower maneuverability of a truck, and the fact that you may be in the driver’s blind spot, meaning they are unaware of your presence
Always pass a truck on their left, moving on as quickly as possible, while maintaining a safe speed
Pay particular care when a truck appears to be overloaded, as this will further reduce maneuverability and increase the risk of an accident
If you have been injured in a Philadelphia truck accident, an experienced attorney from Dan Doyle Law Group is on hand to provide the support and legal expertise you need.