Reiff & Bily represents clients injured by semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, 18-wheeler trucks, and delivery trucks in Pennsylvania. We are a nationally recognized personal injury law firm that is committed to obtaining the best possible results for our clients. Please contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your Pennsylvania truck accident case.
Truck Crash Facts
Each year, negligent operators of large trucks seriously injure or kill thousands of pedestrians, drivers, and motorists. Large trucks weigh over 10,000 pounds and are often referred to as semi-trucks or “semis.” While these semi-trucks constitute only three percent of all registered motor vehicles in the United States, they cause over 25 percent of all deaths in motor vehicle collisions.
Truck crashes are disproportionately deadly because of the weight of the trucks involved. The force of a large truck striking a car or motorcycle can be catastrophic. The injuries sustained in truck crashes are usually serious if not fatal.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
Truck drivers of 18-wheeler trucks and semi-trucks must abide by both state and federal regulations. Many of these rules were designed to ensure the safety of truck drivers, as well as the motorists and pedestrians that share the roads with them.
Truck drivers may only drive their vehicles for a set number of hours at a time. They also must service their trucks within the proper time lines. However, the two leading causes of truck accidents remain truck driver fatigue and improperly maintained trucks and truck parts.
Injured persons can hold truck drivers and trucking companies legally liable for harm caused by their negligence or noncompliance. If you were injured or have lost a loved one in a trucking accident, contact our trucking accident lawyers for a free consultation. We have the experience and resources to properly prepare a trucking accident claim.
Contact a Pennsylvania Truck Accident Lawyer Now!
Call Reiff & Bily at (800) 421-9595 or contact us online. Time is of the essence. You may need to act immediately to preserve evidence in your trucking accident case.