Pennsylvania Operator Negligence Lawyers
Truckers are required to maintain a commercial driver’s license and adhere to strict federal trucking laws and regulations. Truckers are held to exacting standards because large commercial trucks have the capacity to cause serious damage to other motorists. Given the sheer size and weight of large commercial trucks, accidents involving such vehicles often cause serious or fatal injuries.
Despite numerous laws and regulations designed to prevent semi-truck and other large commercial vehicle accidents, such accidents are still far too common. All too often, truck driver errors are responsible for accidents that are entirely preventable. Examples of truck driver negligence include:
- Truck driver fatigue
- Failure to properly secure loads
- Failure to check brakes, tires and lights
- Weight violations
- Distracted driving
- Failure to maintain a safe distance
- Unsafe driving in adverse weather conditions
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, protect your rights by retaining an attorney with experience in commercial trucking accident claims. For help in Pennsylvania, contact Berger and Green.
Truck Accidents Are Different
Some attorneys treat trucking accident claims in the same way they would treat a car accident claim. It is important that your attorney understands that there are key differences in large tractor-trailer accident claims.
To properly handle a truck accident case, a lawyer must have a thorough understanding of complex insurance coverage issues, trucking company policies and commercial trucking laws. Your attorney must consider all available sources of recovery, which may include a negligent trucking company, in addition to the negligent truck driver. Since most truckers and trucking companies carry insurance policies with significant coverage, your attorney must also be prepared for the fact that the insurance company will be prepared to raise an aggressive defense to your claim.
At Berger and Green, we have the experience, resources and commitment to protect your rights. We seek maximum compensation on behalf of accident victims. To provide the strong representation you require, we take time to properly investigate the cause of accidents, understand the severity of your injuries and prepare thoroughly for the possibility of trial. While many cases are ultimately resolved by settlement, we understand that thorough trial preparation improves our chances of obtaining the full recovery our clients are entitled to receive.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our Pittsburgh truck driver error lawyers, 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.