Commercial trucks are large vehicles that regularly operate in and around the Philadelphia area. Unfortunately, accidents caused by the careless or negligent actions of a commercial truck driver can lead to severe injuries. At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, our qualified team is here to help when you need a Philadelphia commercial truck accident attorney. We will investigate every aspect of your case in order to secure the compensation you need to get through this and make a full recovery.
According to data available from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, there were more than 7,000 total heavy truck crashes during the latest reporting year across the Commonwealth. When discussing “heavy trucks,” this is generally understood to mean most large commercial vehicles, including:
These vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This can result in devastating injuries in collisions with traditional passenger vehicles. The Philadelphia truck accident lawyers at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay regularly help clients who have sustained the following:
The fault for a commercial truck crash in Pennsylvania often falls onto truck owners and operators. According to the Pennsylvania DOT, many of these crashes involve some sort of vehicle failure. This can include failure of the:
It is up to truck owners to regularly inspect and maintain large commercial trucks according to regulations set forth by the FMCSA.
Truck drivers also have significant responsibilities. Commercial driver’s license holders must also abide by FMCSA hours of service requirements. Failing to do so could lead to fatigued driving. Other common causes of commercial truck accidents include:
Truck owners and operators are required to carry insurance policies with higher liability limits than traditional vehicle drivers. However, these insurance carriers often resist paying settlements. This can lead to difficulties for an accident victim.
If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident caused by the negligent actions of a commercial truck driver, contact the team at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay as soon as possible. We pledge to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident so we can secure full compensation For your losses. This can include: