Aggressive Representation In Pennsylvania Truck Accident Cases
In an accident between an 18-wheeler and a passenger vehicle, a much higher probability of serious injuries can occur. When an 80,000-pound tractor trailer collides with a 4,000-pound car, the simple laws of physics dictate that the crash will cause significant damage to the car. Sadly, in these collisions, the occupant of the car often suffers severe, permanent injuries or even death.
Insurance companies are known for their lowball tactics in dealing with truck accident injury claims. By hiring a qualified Harrisburg lawyer at the outset, the insurance company is put on notice that you will not be sent away so easily and that your claim should be taken seriously. At Marzzacco Niven & Associates, we’re raising a voice as we seek maximum compensation for clients throughout Pennsylvania in all types of truck accident cases.
Holding All Negligent Parties Accountable
Professional drivers of tractor trailers are required by the U.S. government to possess a commercial driver’s license or “CDL.” Because of the size of the vehicles they operate and the complexity of driving them, professional drivers have an increased duty of care to other drivers on the road. Tractor trailers are heavy, stop slowly, are difficult to steer compared to a car, and have many “blind spots” that can make them a danger to other cars and smaller SUVs on the road.
Thorough investigations are an essential part of the successful resolution of any truck accident claim. It is possible for multiple parties to share in the liability for some accidents, and identifying all of them helps to ensure that you receive the full measure of compensation you deserve. We work hard so that all negligent parties are held accountable for their roles in your accident.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, we may pursue damages against the truck driver, the trucking company, equipment suppliers, and others. We review police reports, log books, prior regulatory violations, and all other available sources to help us present a more compelling case in support of your claim.
When Trucking Companies Contribute To Accidents
Trucking companies that own fleets of tractor trailers profit greatly from their drivers, and many drivers are urged to drive long hours at high speeds. In the trucking and logistics business, “time is money.” To ensure tractor trailers are safe and safely operated, the federal government has promulgated Motor Carrier Safety Regulations that every tractor trailer company and driver must strictly follow.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a large truck, you need a lawyer who is familiar with these regulations. When a tractor trailer crash happens, you or your loved ones need to hire an experienced tractor trailer crash lawyer to represent your interests. Attorney Christopher Marzzacco has represented numerous people injured by tractor trailers and other CDL drivers in his career.
When we accept a tractor trailer case, investigating the cause of the crash is priority number one. Before a lawsuit is filed, we hire experts in tractor trailer operation and accident reconstruction to help us gather evidence and determine the cause of the crash. The investigating police department is often helpful in the investigation, and after a lawsuit is filed, we engage in extensive discovery-requesting information from the defendant trucking company, as well as obtaining evidence from the police and others via subpoena. Most tractor trailer crashes are caused by driver error such as fatigue, cell phone use or other distractions, poor training, and lack of experience. We have the experience and resources necessary to ensure that our experts can get results by determining the cause of the crash, sometimes through the creation of a computer-generated accident simulation or animation that can be presented to a jury at trial.
Turn To Us: Speak With A Dedicated Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney About Your Claim
Contact one of our offices to discuss your injuries and learn more about your legal options. We will provide honest answers to your questions and explain how we can help you. You can reach us by phone at 717-260-3580, or via email to schedule a free initial consultation.
It is critical to act as soon as possible. Trucking companies may try to destroy the evidence. Do not agree to have the truck or car destroyed. Please call for advice from one of our vehicle accident attorneys.