Four Tractor-Trailers And One Vehicle Crash

On behalf of Dan Doyle Law Group posted in Truck Accident on Friday, October 19, 2018.
Vehicle Crash

Imagine driving down the highway and being surrounded by four large trucks. We have actually probably all been there and been uncomfortable until we could pass them. Let’s face it, tractor-trailers are large and can cause some serious damage if they are involved in an accident.

Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened in eastern Pennsylvania. The accident has left one person seriously injured.

Law enforcement says four tractor-trailers were involved in an accident with one car and that one of the tractor-trailers landed on top of a car while another slid down an embankment.

While the crash remains under investigation, we can be fairly sure that somebody made a mistake while they were driving. We have a question – do you know what to do if you are involved in an accident like this?

If you need a Philadelphia truck accident attorney, you can count on the Doyle Law Firm to be by your side every step of the way, fighting to get you the compensation you deserve.

So Many Trucks

You may not think about it often, but there are plenty of large trucks on our roadways. How often do you see eighteen-wheelers, cement trucks, delivery trucks, garbage trucks, and other large commercial vehicles riding around? They are the lifeblood of our economy.

But what happens if the negligence of a trucking company or driver causes an accident?

2017 in Pennsylvania saw nearly 7,000 heavy truck crashes. How did they happen?

An overwhelming majority of them were caused by problems with the actual truck itself:

  • Tire and wheel related problems
  • Brake-related issues
  • Power train failure
  • Unsecured trailer or overloaded trailer
  • Steering failure
  • Suspension problems
  • Trailer hitch issues
  • Vehicle lighting problems

Truck companies are supposed to regularly inspect and maintain their vehicles to prevent these issues from occurring. If they do not, whether in an attempt to save money or because they simply forgot, they should be held liable for damages they cause.

Truck drivers should obey all driving laws, including the amount of hours they are allowed to drive each day. Doing so can prevent them from falling asleep at the wheel. They should also never drive distracted or impaired. Doing to seriously endangers their ability to focus on the road and the could cause major injuries to other drivers and passengers.

What You Can Do Now

Do not wait to seek legal assistance after getting into an accident with a large truck. If you are injured, your medical bills will begin to pile up quickly and you do not have time to squabble with insurance companies over who is going to pay for what.

If someone else’s negligence caused the accident, they should be made to pay for the damages. We know you need compensation for medical expenses and possibly even lost income if you are unable to work. When you need a truck accident attorney in Pennsylvania City, contact the Dan Doyle Law Group by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730 for a free consultation.

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