Every year commercial and large trucks are responsible
for countless crashes and collisions on roadways nationwide.
Every year commercial and large trucks are responsible for countless crashes and collisions on roadways nationwide. When such a truck accident occurs, and a much smaller passenger car is involved, the outcomes can be catastrophic. Victims of a large truck accident often suffer serious and debilitating injuries, or even death may occur. Victims may have a long and hard road to recovery and have to contend with severe financial and emotional stress.
If you have are a victim or have been involved in a truck accident with a commercial, 18-wheeler vehicle, or large truck, you may need legal representation to protect yourself as well as your family. At Bracken Lamberton, we have the expertise and experience to represent you and ensure that you receive the compensation and protection you legally deserve. Our compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys have worked with many clients who were the victims of a truck accident. You are not alone. We are here and capable of helping you win your case.
Large commercial trucks are perhaps the most dangerous vehicles that you will encounter when driving. All across the country, and here in Pennsylvania, truck accidents result in thousands of injuries and deaths each year. Factors such as their large size, high speeds, restricted visibility, and several other elements make commercial, large and 18-wheel vehicles a danger to all others using the road.
When a large truck accident results in injury or death to others, the truck company’s insurance company will seek to limit how much money is awarded to the victims. These insurance companies specialize in representing large trucks and commercial companies and are very experienced in litigating truck accident cases. As an expert truck accident law firm, our priority is to ensure that you are effectively represented and fully compensated for all of your pain, suffering, and loss.
Large truck accident litigation can be complex. There are many entities involved. The negligent parties can include the trucking company, the truck driver, and even governments for their failure to maintain and mark all road hazards properly. You can trust that Bracken Lamberton will work hard to ensure that all negligent parties are held fully responsible for their role in your truck accident.
Accident cases involving commercial or other large trucks are often extremely complex. At Bracken Lamberton, we follow these four steps to ensure that your case is handled effectively and that you get the maximum compensation allowable.
The initial challenge that truck accident lawyers face is determining who is at fault for the crash and the injuries. With a truck accident, several parties may be held liable for damages, including:
Truck Driver – The individual driving the truck may be held liable if the accident resulted from an error made by the driver, if the driver was distracted or intoxicated or if the driver violated any laws or was driving for too many hours when the accident occurred.
Tractor and Trailer Owner – All trucking companies are required to inspect their trucks regularly. Suppose the owners of the tractor and trailer failed to maintain and inspect the truck properly, and this contributed to the cause of the accident. In that case, the tractor and trailer owners can be held responsible for the truck accident.
Truck Driver’s Employer – The company that hired the truck driver can be held responsible for the truck accident when the crash resulted from overscheduling, or the company did not train the driver correctly.
At Bracken Lamberton, our legal staff is experienced in litigating truck accident cases, and you can trust that we will identify all responsible parties. We will then work closely with you to get you the maximum compensation that you are rightly entitled to receive.
When you work with Bracken Lamberton, you will have a compassionate and experienced team of expert litigators dedicated to your case. We will complete a comprehensive investigation into the accident and prove negligence that led to the collision.
During the truck accident investigation, we will:
Our in-depth investigation and case preparation will allow us to establish negligence for all parties involved. We will also examine all federal and state trucking regulations that are difficult to understand and interpret without truck accident expertise. Our experience successfully litigating truck accident cases allows us to clearly understand the strict procedures regarding truck maintenance and driving hours to which all trucking companies and drivers must adhere. Our highly skilled truck accident lawyers are trained to find any discrepancies or falsifications in trucking logs and records that will provide negligence in your case.
If you are involved in a commercial or large truck accident, it’s important to contact our law firm as soon as possible. In all accidents involving commercial vehicles, 18-wheelers, or large trucks, there is important evidence located at the scene that must be gathered quickly. Trucking companies and their insurance providers maintain teams of expert attorneys and investigators who will begin building their defense hours after the crash has occurred. It is imperative that you do the same and consult with an experienced and knowledgeable truck accident lawyer soon after the accident.