Philadelphia Truck Accident Attorneys

Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania

Cherry Injury Law is a personal injury law firm with an excellent reputation for representing clients who have been injured in truck accidents in Pennsylvania. We handle trucking accident cases involving private and commercial trucks including tow trucks, pick-up trucks, 18-wheelers, semi-trailers, tractor-trailers and more.

Truck Accident Statistics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) under the Department of Transportation is responsible for promoting truck safety and works to reduce the number of accidents associated with commercial vehicles. Part of the work of the FMCSA is to gather statistics from around the country highlighting areas of concern, areas that still need improvement and areas where stricter regulations have paid off. Due to the work of organizations like the FMCSA, the number of injuries associated with large trucks in 2008 was the lowest it has been in at least ten years.

Even with stiff federal and state trucking regulations, truck accidents are still a very real concern, and heavy damages and traumatic injuries can occur. Drivers sharing the road with a commercial truck need to be very cautious and watch for any unusual moves that the driver may make. Accidents do happen, however.

Some of the main causes of truck accidents include irresponsible actions by the trucker or surrounding drivers. These include the following:

  • Abruptly changing lanes
  • Driving in the areas around a truck where the trucker has no visibility
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Driving without proper training or licensing
  • Drunk driving
  • Gesturing to another driver
  • Ignoring maintenance issues
  • Speaking on a cell phone
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Texting
  • Trucker making up for lost time and foregoing required breaks
  • Unsafe passing

Truck accidents caused by other reasons such as defective equipment or improper maintenance can be traced to the trucker’s supervisor, truck company owner and the manufacturer and distributor of defective equipment.

Truck Accident Law Firm in Pennsylvania

Are you caring for a loved one who has been seriously injured in an accident with a truck? If so, Cherry Injury Law can help. We will seek compensation on your behalf for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, property damage and out-of-pockets costs. Call our Philly truck accident lawyers at 610-565-0300 for a free consultation or complete our quick contact web form.

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If you have been seriously injured in the state of Pennsylvania by the negligence of another and if you have questions or concerns about your legal rights, please don’t hesitate to call. Our Pennsylvania injury attorneys are available 24 hours a day to speak with you, and we welcome all calls at no charge. Contact us today at 610-565-0300.