The economy of our country heavily depends on commercial vehicles. Unfortunately, these vehicles face various risks. Trucking accidents are almost always severe, and sometimes they are even fatal. While laws have set up measures to reduce the rate of trucking accidents, it can be quite difficult to determine the liable party because multiple parties could potentially play a role in the cause of the accident. This could include the manufacturer, another motorist, the truck driver, or the driver’s employer.
The number of reported accidents involving semi-trucks has been on the rise in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. At Kap Law, we fight for trucking accident victims to ensure they get appropriate medical attention and compensation.
When should you contact a trucking accident lawyer/attorney?
It is important to contact a trucking accident lawyer as soon as you can. An experienced lawyer will advise you on how to ensure your case is solid. Due to the investigation process involved in a trucking accident case, it is crucial to have a seasoned legal expert in your corner.
Pennsylvania Truck Accident Statistics
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (2020)
- There were 6,905 heavy trucks involved in crashes throughout Pennsylvania.
- Over 120 fatal injuries involved heavy trucks in Pennsylvania.
- Heavy truck accidents accounted for over 10% of all fatal car accident crashes in
- Over 80% of heavy truck crashes happen on state highways.
Common causes of trucking accidents in Pennsylvania
Trucking accidents can be caused by a number of factors. However, most of these accidents are caused by negligence. The most common causes include:
- Distracted driving
- Failure to properly secure cargo
- Intoxicated driving
- Defective vehicle
- Careless driving
- Driving while drowsy
- Failure to adhere to traffic laws
Trucking companies can also be held liable for a trucking accident if it is discovered that they do not properly train their employees, engage in negligent hiring practices, or fail to maintain or repair their vehicles regularly.
In some cases, the manufacturer can be held liable for a trucking accident if they deliver a vehicle that has defective parts that caused the trucking accident.
How can Kap Law help with a trucking accident claim?
Determining the party responsible for a trucking accident requires a lot of investigation and a thorough accident of the Pennsylvania law. At Kap Law, we ensure that the investigation is done in a detailed manner so that the liable person is held responsible. We understand the frustration that comes with trucking accidents. As such, we aim to ease the stress and make all legal procedures easier for you.
Kap Law specializes in trucking accident compensation claims to acquire compensation for our clients. We have a dedicated team of experienced experts ready to defend your rights. We are not intimidated by big corporations and insurance companies. Kap Law works tirelessly to fight for the maximum compensation that you deserve. Contact us today to get the best personal injury attorney for top-rated trucking accident claims representation.