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Truck Accident Causes Lawyer Serving Pennsylvania

In order to make a claim for your losses and injuries after an accident with a tractor trailer, you must determine who is to blame:

  • The owner?
  • The driver?
  • The trucking company?
  • The truck maintenance provider?

A competent personal injury attorney will look to any and all sources of compensation to maximize your recovery. It is well known that tractor trailer drivers are under pressure to make a large number of deliveries in a short amount of time. They and their companies benefit financially when they are able to do so. Unfortunately, you and I pay the price when they “cut corners.”

Naftulin & Shick has four decades of experience investigating tractor trailer crashes and taking legal action to recover compensation for people like you.

Drivers’ Negligence

Although professional truck drivers undergo training and licensure to operate tractor trailers, a surprising variety of distractions and unsafe conditions contribute to very serious accidents in Pennsylvania on a daily basis:

  • Speeding
  • Driver fatigue
  • Unfamiliarity with the route
  • Prescription medications
  • Drunk driving
  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Carelessness / negligent driving
  • Texting
  • Distracted / inattentive driving
  • Cell phones

Trucking Companies’ Negligence

Trucking companies have a duty under federal and state regulations to take precautions that minimize danger. Yet, we see accidents every day involving:

  • Inadequate training of truck drivers
  • Overloading
  • Unbalanced loads
  • Poor maintenance of equipment
  • Tight schedules

Maintenance Provider Negligence

Tread separation and tire blow-outs can cause disastrous accidents. Faulty brakes, inadequate visibility, and other defects also contribute to accidents, and we will look to equipment maintenance providers for compensation as well.

Contact us to discuss your injuries or the fatal accident of a loved one. We are compassionate lawyers who will aggressively prosecute your claim. Our experienced trial attorneys will take your case to court if that is what it takes to obtain adequate compensation for you.