Commercial Truck Accident Attorneys in Erie, PA
Erie, PA Commercial Truck Accident Lawyers Help You Get Compensation
According to the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association, trucking is the fourth-largest employer in the Commonwealth.* Trucks move more than 1.2 million tons each day in our state, making them capable of doing significant damage when involved in accidents. Moreover, since trucks are much larger than cars and motorcycles, a truck accident can cause far more damage than a car accident or a motorcycle accident.
Pennsylvania truck accidents happen on all types of roads. From 2012 through 2016, there were 34,833 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. Wherever they occur, truck crashes cause significant injuries because of the sheer size and weight of a big truck.
Causes of Truck Accidents on Roads and Highways in Pennsylvania
The most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Maintenance problems
- Defective equipment involving brakes, tires, cables, and other components
- Unsecured or unbalanced loads
- Burned out lights
- Excessive speed and unsafe driving
- Texting and phone use
- Inadequate training
Since many commercial truckers are employees of trucking companies and are involved in accidents while on the job, trucking companies are common defendants in truck accident cases. If a trucker’s gross negligence caused the accident, then he/she may also be named as a defendant.
How Our Law Firm Helps After a Truck Crash in Erie, PA
Our legal team works closely with truck accident victims. We thoroughly investigate each incident in order to identify the proper defendant(s), bring the strongest possible case, and recover the damages that will make things right for our clients and their families.
The cause of a truck accident can be complicated. Therefore, we consult with highly qualified private investigators to thoroughly study each accident and determine liability. Our dedicated team of professionals take it from there.
View our Truck Accidents FAQ page to learn more about commercial truck accident claims in Erie, PA.
Why Trust Your Erie County Truck Accident Case to Purchase, George & Murphey?
The experienced truck accident attorneys at our firm 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.
Whether your truck accident injuries were caused by a vehicle defect, an unsecured load, or driver 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. Call us today at 814-833-7100 or contact us via our contact form. We look forward to talking with you and 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