There are many considerations unique to commercial truck accident cases which make them different from (and often more complex than) other car accident cases.  Here is a sampling of some of the important differences:

1) Trucks are required to carry more insurance coverage than passenger cars.

2) Commercial truck drivers must meet higher safety standards than drivers of passenger vehicles.

3) Many federal regulations (which do not apply to cars) govern the operation and use of commercial trucks because commercial trucks are often used for interstate commerce.

4) Trucking companies must perform background checks of drivers before they are hired, and then evaluate them periodically after they hire them.       

5) Commercial truck drivers may drive each day for only a limited number of hours.

6) Equipment and load safety issues play a role in truck accidents more often than they do in typical car accident cases.

These considerations create issues not found in other car accident investigations. These and other issues require investigation in order to properly evaluate and prepare your commercial truck accident case. 

As Northwest Pennsylvania lawyers who have helped injured clients and their families with truck accident cases, we understand how to investigate and evaluate these cases and help you obtain the funds necessary to pay for medical care, lost wages and to make up for other losses

Call the Erie truck accident lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. today, toll free 877-505-9548 to schedule your free and confidential consultation.

The Erie lawyers of Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. will fight for your legal rights to the money and resources you need to fix what can be fixed, help what can be helped and make up for what cannot be fixed or helped.