Every 16 minutes a person is killed or injured in a trucking accident. Large trucking accidents have been on the rise and the attorneys at Pfeiffer Bruno work to make sure that the victims are protected legally.
The highways in the Lehigh Valley and Western New Jersey area including Interstates 78 and 80 along with Routes 22, 33, 31, 100, 46, 309, 222, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike and others are used by thousands of cars and trucks resulting in the potential for serious collisions between cars and trucks. The Lehigh Valley has become a warehouse and distribution facility hub attracting more and more tractor trailers and trucks each year. The potential for serious injuries or death is a reality for all of us.
Our firm represents clients who have suffered injuries or death from a truck accident in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We represent people who have been involved in accidents caused by drunk driving, distracted drivers, tired/fatigued drivers, hit-and-run drivers, uninsured or underinsured drivers, as well as all other causes of tractor trailer collisions.
Trucks accidents are even more dangerous than passenger car accidents due to their size. A fully loaded large commercial truck can weigh 80,000 pounds or more; whereas, the typical passenger vehicle weighs 3,000 pounds. If a truck collides with another vehicle, the damage is often serious and the injuries are potentially life-threatening.
Large truck accidents can be caused by:
- Aggressive drivers
- Driver fatigue
- Unrealistic schedules
- Failure to inspect brakes, tires, lights
- Long work shifts
- Cell phone use
- Over loaded trucks
What should I do?
If you are in a trucking accident, it is important that you immediately consult with an experienced trucking attorney. Large trucking companies know victims are at their most vulnerable state following the accident and they typically send their representatives to confront the accident victims immediately following the event. These agents work to try to limit or mitigate their company’s liability. Do not negotiate directly with the trucking companies, insurance adjustors, or trucking company lawyers. Do not sign anything without consulting with your attorney.
Injuries from trucking accidents can be very serious and life altering. We will make sure that your case is handled effectively seeking compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffer, and permanent injuries. Our experienced trucking accident attorneys at Pfeiffer Bruno will work to ensure that the insurance company pays for future treatment made necessary as a result of your injury. We guarantee that your needs will be handled quickly and appropriately. If you or a loved one has been injured in an trucking accident, call the attorneys at Pfeiffer Bruno to schedule your free consultation. Contact us today in PA at 610-258-4003 and in NJ at 908-454-7100 or email us to schedule your free consultation.