Pennsylvania Truck Accident Attorneys Advocating for You
Lawyers who represent individuals
When you are injured in an accident involving a large truck such as a tractor-trailer, 18-wheeler or semi, you are often left battling the insurance company that covers the trucking company for compensation. At Graham & Mauer, P.C., our Valley Forge and Harrisburg truck accident lawyers represent individuals exclusively, and we understand the unique issues that accompany truck accident cases.
Large trucks are particularly destructive when they are involved in road accidents. They may be carrying cargo that is very heavy, highly flammable or made of hazardous materials. Partly due to trucks’ size, truck crashes lead to serious injuries and fatalities at a much higher rate than crashes involving smaller vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), large trucks play a role in 12 percent of traffic fatalities annually, even though they account for only about three percent of all registered motor vehicles. Even in non-fatal truck accidents, about 23 percent of those involved sustain some kind of moderate to serious injury.
Types of truck accidents
Operating a large truck is quite difficult, and truck drivers are required to complete special training, carry trucking licenses and follow strict regulations in regards to rest, cargo and substance consumption. But, despite the strict guidelines, many truck crashes result from driver negligence, such the following:
- Driver fatigue/failure to rest adequately
- Driver distraction
- Failure to properly load or secure cargo
- Failure to perform regular maintenance and necessary safety checks, often leading to brake failure
- Wide turns
- Underride accidents
- Lack of driver training, for which the truck company can he held responsible
When a truck driver makes senseless mistakes, his or her negligence can lead to serious accidents and injuries. If you are injured, or if you lose a loved one in a trucking crash, it is important to consult a truck accident lawyer in Pennsylvania who will make sure those responsible are held accountable.
Call Graham & Mauer today — a truck accident lawyer in Harrisburg and Valley Forge, PA is ready to help you
No matter your truck accident injury, the attorneys of Graham & Mauer, P.C. are qualified to help you seek appropriate compensation. With offices located in Valley Forge and Harrisburg, personal injury lawyers from our firm are easy to reach for clients throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania. Call us toll-free today at 1.800.218.0808 for a free phone consultation, or contact us online.
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