A tractor-trailer weighs between 12,000 and 80,000 pounds—about 25 times more than the average car. Being driven at 65 miles per hour on the highway, they aren’t easy to stop and can be a deadly weapon against drivers and passengers in smaller cars. At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, P.C., we see how catastrophic trucking accidents can be to everyone involved.
Pennsylvania is ranked 6th in the nation for the highest number of deaths involving large trucks. This past year, 145 people died in trucking accidents on our roads. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reports there were 6,807 crashes involving large trucks. Determining who is responsible for any associated injuries or loss can be difficult, especially when big trucking and insurance companies get involved.
Truck companies are required to follow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s rules and regulations. They are also liable for the drivers they hire and the trucks they maintain. These rules and regulations are in place to keep all drivers safe on the road. Among some of the regulations—companies must train and supervise their drivers, enforce rest periods to ensure their drivers aren’t suffering from fatigue, and maintain a record of all inspections and safety procedures they have in place.
Every year, inspections reveal many truck drivers are improperly tracking their driving logs, speeding, and continuing onward during mandated “rest windows.”
In a trucking accident involving injuries, any negligence that violates federal regulations on the part of the driver or the company, can help you with your personal injury or wrongful death case.
If you’ve been in an accident and it involved a truck, the company whose driver was involved likely sent its own investigators and attorneys to your accident scene. As you were being treated for injuries, it is very possible you weren’t aware of what was going on behind the scenes.
Any time anyone is involved in an accident involving a tractor trailer or a truck, it is critical to get representation for an injury claim early in the process, even before talking to the insurance company. The cost of severe injuries can be six figures or more, and those injuries often lead to a change in job or the inability to work at all, a lifetime of pain, and the loss of things you once enjoyed. Experienced attorneys who have handled trucking accident cases are crucial in recovering compensation for these losses.
Our attorneys at Georgelis Injury Law Firm, P.C. have helped secure millions of dollars for accident victims. If you or someone you know is injured in a trucking accident, Call Georgelis First at 1-800-HURT-NOW.
We’re available 24/7 and will come to you for a free consultation. We never collect a fee unless we get money for you. Contact us today and we’ll handle everything from here!
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