A Philadelphia area man is in critical condition following a cement truck accident in Pennsylvania. The witnesses said that Toyota was seen weaving through lanes at a high speed. The swerving vehicle clipped a cement-mixing truck in the right lane, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle which then flipped over and crashed into the center divide. The driver, who was the only person in the car, was ejected out of the passenger-side window. EMS transported the man to a local hospital. In addition, two other vehicles made contact with each other while trying to avoid the out of control Toyota. The accident caused traffic to back up for miles. When a person is injured in a truck crash, he or she needs to retain a top Philadelphia personal injury attorney.
In accidents involving a passenger vehicle and a commercial truck, drivers of smaller cars usually sustain severe injuries. This is because trucks are much larger and heavier than a car. Cement truck accidents can be extremely serious crashes, as the truck called a mixer can weigh between 25 and 60 tons and has a high center of gravity. These large trucks have a rollover risk, even at speeds as slow as 5 mph, when making sharp ninety degree turns. The driver that is not expertly trained or does not have experience can easily be involved in a rollover accident with one of these mixer trucks.
When a cement truck is involved in a crash, it can cause the cement mixture to pour out of the truck onto the roadway, causing a hazard for other vehicles. In such accidents, the driver of this truck weighing as much as 60 tons has cement that must be delivered quickly, before it hardens and that raises the chance of the truck being involved in a crash. Cement trucks have special rules on the road and the standards they follow are different from other motor vehicles and big rigs.
At the Lassen Law Firm, our cement truck accident lawyers have experience in representing cement truck crash victims. When an accident of this type occurs the truck can roll over on the vehicle it collides with, the sheer weight alone on impact can cause serious injuries. The injuries when involved in a collision with a mixer truck can be catastrophic, there can be traumatic brain injuries and other major injuries suffered as the result of a collision.
Our cement truck accident attorneys at the Lassen Law Firm have the experience to recover the maximum amount of compensation for the injuries that are sustained in a cement mixer truck accident. Cement trucks are regulated by different standards than other trucks and motor vehicles on the roadway and it takes an experienced cement truck accident attorney to have your rights protected after an accident.