Truck Driver Negligence in Pennsylvania
One common cause of truck accidents is truck driver fatigue. Since truckers are often paid by the mile, they frequently log significant miles and push themselves to the point of exhaustion in an effort to earn additional wages.
Congress has passed federal trucking laws that are designed to reduce accidents caused by truck driver fatigue. Truckers are required by law to take adequate rest breaks. Trucking companies also bear a responsibility to act with proper care to prevent truck driver fatigue.
If you or a family member has been injured by a trucker who was driving while fatigued or who was negligent in any other manner, you may have a basis to obtain compensation. To find out more, contact Berger and Green in Pittsburgh. We represent clients throughout Pennsylvania in truck accident claims.
Experienced and Vigorous Advocates
To give our clients the best chance of a full recovery, we handle each case with a high degree of care. We take time to investigate the cause of truck accidents, which may include truck driver fatigue or another truck driver’s error. We also consider the role that a trucking company may have played in an accident.
It is only through an extensive investigation that evidence is obtained:
- A truck driver’s log may show that he or she logged significant miles in a short period of time — which may provide evidence of fatigue.
- Through discovery, we may be able to uncover evidence that the trucker has a suspended commercial driver’s license or a poor driving record.
- An investigation may reveal that the truck had been inadequately maintained, including tires, brakes or safety lights.
- Witness statements may reveal that the trucker was following too closely or failing to drive with sufficient care.
Let us put our experience to work for you. We have advocated on behalf of thousands of injured clients and have extensive experience in truck accident claims.
No Case Is Too Complex
Given the size of semi trucks and other commercial vehicles, accidents involving such vehicles often cause serious or fatal injuries. Our attorneys have represented clients in cases involving claims for paralysis, brain damage, burns, disfigurement, loss of limb and other serious injuries. We also have extensive experience advocating on behalf of family members in wrongful death claims.
Our goal is to help you maximize your recovery. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Pittsburgh truck driver fatigue attorneys, call (412) 661-1400 or contact us by e-mail. We handle all personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no attorneys’ fees or costs to us unless we recover compensation for you. Berger and Green offers free home and hospital visits.