The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reports that 145 fatal and 2,807 injury-causing truck crashes occurred in the state in 2010. Sadly, many of these devastating accidents could have been avoided if commercial drivers and trucking companies had acted responsibly.
Georgelis Injury Law Firm, P.C. in Lancaster focuses on personal injury recovery. We take on challenging commercial vehicle collisions involving tractor-trailers, garbage trucks, construction equipment, delivery vans and other heavy vehicles. Our family-owned law firm treats you with compassion and respect as we tenaciously pursue the compensation you deserve.
Driving a commercial vehicle requires training, precision and concentration. One mistake can lead to tragedy. Yet some drivers act negligently by:
Because of their size and weight, trucks cause catastrophic accidents that can result in wrongful death and devastating injuries, such as spinal cord damage, crush injuries, amputations and brain damage.
Besides the trucker, others may be liable for your injuries. A legal concept called respondeat superior makes the employer responsible for the actions of employees who cause injuries while performing job duties. Some supervisors may even encourage negligent conduct, such as making business calls while driving. The trucking company may have contributed to the wreck by:
Several laws and regulations have taken effect in recent years to protect motorists from negligent trucker conduct. The rules govern:
To learn more about recovering compensation from negligent commercial drivers and trucking companies, call Georgelis Injury Law Firm, P.C. at 717-394-3004 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. Because wrecks do not always happen during regular business hours, we make ourselves available in the evenings and on weekends. We also make home, hospital and rehabilitation center visits if your injuries prevent you from coming to us. Free parking is available at our law office.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT AWARD
PERSONAL INJURY RECOVERY
WORK-RELATED INJURY SETTLEMENT
AUTO ACCIDENT RECOVERY
BUS ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT
DOG BITE AWARD
WORK/BODILY INJURY CLAIM SETTLEMENT
COMMERCIAL TRUCK CRASH RECOVERY
CAR ACCIDENT AWARD
COMMERCIAL BUS ACCIDENT RECOVERY
SLIP AND FALL SETTLEMENT
WORKERS’ COMP AWARD
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