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Pennsylvania Commercial Truck Accident Attorneys

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.

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.

The most common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • 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

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.

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 877-505-9548 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

Personal Injury Case Results

$2,250,000

Car Accident

At approximately 50 mph, a young woman’s vehicle collided with a truck. Both vehicles were totaled. Client suffered multiple injuries including complex fractures and a myocardial contusion.

$325,000

Commercial Truck Accident

A truck driver rear-ended our client who was then trapped inside the wreckage and had to be freed through the use of hydraulic power equipment. Our client suffered a midshaft femur fracture.

$225,000

Car Accident

Our client was hit from behind at a red light. He was diagnosed with strains, sprains and contusions and within a year of the accident it was determined that his injuries were permanent and disabling.

$260,000

Insurance Claim - Car Accident

Prior to our involvement, the insurance company had offered our client nothing from his under-insured motorist benefits. They ended up increasing their evaluation to over 600% above the initial offer.

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Mr. George and his entire office staff were very kind and helping me through my first ever experience with the law. He was able to get me exactly what he said he would in the outcome of my trial. The entire staff was very informative and kept me up to date on everything. Very pleased with my experience and would most definately recommend him to others.

Allison, July 8, 2017