Helping Pennsylvania Truck Accident Victims Recover Damages
Trucking is a big industry in Pennsylvania. According to the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association, trucking is the 4 th largest employer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. * Trucks move more than 1.2 million tons each day in Pennsylvania which means that many of the trucks in this Commonwealth are heavy trucks capable of doing some very significant damage when they are involved in accidents.
Pennsylvania truck accidents happen on all types of roads. Between 2004- 2008, there were 33,798 large truck accidents in Pennsylvania.* Significant accidents happen on Northwest Pennsylvania roads such as Interstates 79, 86, 90, U.S. Route 6 and the many state routes in Erie County, Crawford County and Warren County.
Call the Experienced Lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. if You're in a Pennsylvania Truck Accident
Tim George and Eric Purchase work individually with each client. We get to know our clients and we thoroughly investigate each case so that we can identify the proper defendant(s), bring the strongest possible case, and recover the damages that are important to our clients and their families.
If you've been hurt in an accident then you likely have questions about your rights and potential recovery. Please download our free book, the Pennsylvania Car Accident Handbook, and call us at 877-505-9548 for a free consultation.
The Unique Dangers Presented by Trucks
Large truck accidents are of particular concern to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation not only because of the significant injuries that they cause but because they block or close roads for significant periods of time leading to secondary accidents.
The most common causes of truck accidents are also different from other types of motor vehicle crashes. Most car accidents, for example, are caused by driver negligence. While negligence is certainly a common cause of truck accidents as well, the majority of Pennsylvania truck wrecks are caused by vehicle defects such as problems with the tires, wheels, or brakes or by unsecured loads.
Just as the primary causes of truck accidents are different from other types of motor vehicle accidents so are the potential defendants. Since many commercial truckers are employees of trucking companies and are in accidents while on the job, trucking companies are common defendants in truck accident cases. Of course, if a trucker's gross negligence caused the accident then the trucker may also be named as a defendant.
Regardless of who caused the accident, the accident victim (or his or her survivors) is entitled to damages if the defendant is found liable for the injuries. Potential damages include payment for past and future medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost income, and pain and suffering.
The Erie County Truck Accident Attorneys of Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. Help Accident Victims
Whether your truck accident injuries were caused by a vehicle defect, an unsecured truck load or negligence, the lawyers of Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. are committed to helping you recover fair damages from the person or company responsible for your injuries.
We use highly qualified private investigators who will determine liability even if the cause of the accident is complicated. We are experienced lawyers who teach other lawyers and insurance adjustors about personal injury topics, trial techniques and insurance issues. We are part of your community and we are dedicated to helping you achieve justice.
Call us today at 877-505-9548 or contact us via our website's contact form. We look forward to talking with you and we hope to get started on your financial and legal recovery as soon as possible.
* Source: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 2008 Pennsylvania Crash Facts and Statistics Booklet