Representing Pennsylvania Injury Victims In Truck Collisions Arising From Any Cause
Pennsylvania truck collisions can happen in many different ways, and each one requires a specific approach in order to secure the best available outcome for you and your family. The attorneys at Graham & Mauer, P.C., offer clients nearly 50 years of combined experience in the handling of complex truck collision cases in Carlisle County, Chester County and Cumberland County and other communities throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania.
The following is a brief overview of common causes of truck collisions and some of the issues that can come into play:
- Driver negligence: When drivers make mistakes that lead to serious collisions, they, as well as their employers can be held accountable for the injuries suffered by victims. We have handled cases involving distracted driving, impairment by drugs or alcohol, speeding and other causes.
- Driver fatigue: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations prescribe the number of hours a driver can be on the road before he or she is required to get some sleep. Violations of these regulations can result in collisions. Both the driver and the trucking company can be held liable when these collisions cause serious injuries.
- Improperly trained drivers: Certain trucks and loads require specific training. It is the responsibility of the trucking company to ensure that drivers have the proper certifications for the jobs they are being asked to do. If an collision occurs because the driver does not have sufficient training, the trucking company can be held accountable for any injuries suffered by the victims.
- Improperly loaded trucks: The loading of a truck involves a lot more than putting the cargo in the trailer and securing the door. Weight limits, weight distribution and properly securing the load are all important considerations. Even the slightest oversight on any of these issues can create a dangerous situation. The trucking company, the freight loaders, the driver and even the owner of the freight can be held accountable in the event of an collision that occurred because of an improperly loaded truck.
- Negligent truck maintenance: When unsafe vehicles are put on the road, the trucking company, maintenance company, parts suppliers and others can potentially be held accountable if negligent maintenance contributes to the cause of an collision. We fully investigate the collision to determine the exact cause and take appropriate action if improper maintenance was involved.
Discuss Your Injury Claim With One Of Our Attorneys
No matter how your truck collision happened, it is important that you speak to a lawyer who can help you understand your rights and legal options. Contact one of our offices in Valley Forge or Harrisburg to schedule a free initial consultation. You can reach us at 610-933-3333 or via email. An attorney will answer the phone when you call.