Tractor-trailers are among the most dangerous vehicles on the road. When they are involved in accidents, serious injury or fatality often results. Large trucks have larger blind spots, sometimes making it difficult to see passing traffic. They need more width to turn, and they take longer to stop. In addition to these safety concerns, truck drivers are often fatigued. They may drive aggressively in order to meet demanding delivery schedules. Trucks do not always meet proper maintenance and safety standards required by federal and state law. Furthermore, drug and alcohol use contributes to a large number of trucking accidents. While the causes of trucking accidents are many, the results are usually devastating for the victims.
In Pennsylvania, there is a two-year statute of limitations. Trucking companies have experienced investigators and attorneys that work diligently to decrease and dismiss liability.
We encourage you to contact the attorneys at Warren McGraw & Knowles LLC. to get the best result for you or a family member following a trucking accident.
For more information, see our information on motor vehicle accidents.