Drivers surviving a truck accident usually suffer from traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, fractures and burn injuries. 15 percent of all traffic fatalities in the United States are caused because of truck accidents. Tractor trailer truck accidents are especially dangerous.
This does not mean, however, that the truck driver is usually at fault in truck accidents. Contrary to popular belief, more than 75% of truck accidents are caused, not by the truck driver, but because of the negligence of the driver of other smaller vehicles involved in the crash or because of the negligence of the trucking company responsible for inspecting and maintaining the truck and securing the cargo. Truck accidents can happen for many reasons and an experienced truck accident lawyer can help investigate the cause of the accident.
In February, a fatal tractor-trailer accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Harrison Township, Bedford County claimed the life of the truck driver. The tractor-trailer accident happened when his vehicle left the roadway and traveled onto the berm, striking a cement barrier. The vehicle veered back onto the roadway, crossed both lanes of travel and struck a cement barrier on the left side of the roadway. The truck then engulfed in flames. The cause of the truck crash is being investigated.
If you have been involved in a truck accident, consult with an experienced truck accident lawyer to know all about your legal options regarding truck accidents. The Lassen Law Firm, Philadelphia personal injury attorneys, can help you recover financial compensation from all the responsible parties. We can help you file a personal injury lawsuit against those responsible for your injuries. If you have lost a loved one in a truck crash, the Lassen Law Firm can help you file a wrongful death and/or survival action to receive financial recovery for your losses. Call the Lassen Law Firm now for your free consultation.