Establishing Liability in Truck Accidents
A person or organization can be held liable for a victim’s personal injury if negligence is a factor. Generally, negligence occurs when a party acts recklessly and causes injury to another person. Our semi-truck accident attorneys establish negligence by showing that the at-fault party:
- had a legal responsibility to ensure the plaintiff’s safety;
- failed—through conduct, action, or inaction—to fulfill that legal duty; and
- the plaintiff was harmed or injured as a result.
Serving Pennsylvania: Truck Accident Attorney
Trucking companies can be held liable for injuries and damage that occur due to a number of factors, including insufficient driver training, unreasonable driver schedules, attempts to transport more weight than is allowable, failure to provide proper maintenance of the truck and its equipment, and the failure to equip trucks with necessary safety devices such as blind spot mirrors. In an effort to protect their own best interests, many trucking companies will discourage victims and their families from retaining legal representation, often offering ridiculously small settlements in lieu of “expensive court battles.” It is vital, however, that you do not discuss the particulars of your case with anyone from the trucking company or its insurance representatives until you first consult with an experienced interstate trucking accident attorney to discuss your legal options.
Contact Pennsylvania Semi-Truck Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one is the victim of a commercial truck accident, contact a Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Milford, Hazleton, and Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania trucking and semi-truck accident attorney. Insurance companies representing the negligent party have a team of adjustors, investigators, and attorneys working to minimize the return on your claim. Our semi-truck accident lawyers know the complexities of the legal system and have achieved substantial awards for many of our clients. To arrange a case consultation, contact Foley Law Firm. This initial consultation is always free. Our trucking accident lawyers will carefully evaluate your claim to determine if you require the assistance of an attorney and whether you can seek damages.