The commercial trucking industry is enormous, with annual revenue staying strong at more than $700 billion. However, the sheer number of trucks on the road will lead to a higher accident rate—accidents far worse than passenger car collisions.
The size and weight of a commercial truck alone can increase the chances of a catastrophic injury or wrongful death. Fully-loaded tractor trailers can weigh up to 80,000—as much as a passenger train car. Factor in the challenges that inclement weather, hazardous roadways, and impaired truck drivers present, and the trucking industry puts thousands at risk every year.
If you were severely injured in a truck accident, seeking legal representation from an experienced Erie personal injury lawyer may help you recover compensation for any damages you have suffered. At the McNair Law Offices, PLLC, our legal team has represented hundreds truck accident cases since 1981.
Attorney McNair and his legal team are fully prepared to provide you with the serious advocacy that you need for your truck accident injuries. Contact us today for a free case consultation—learn if you have a valid claim.
When investigating your crash, our Erie truck accident attorney will examine every possible factor that led to your injuries, or perhaps made them worse. Even if you are unsure about the nature of the crash, it is quite likely there are factors that led to the crash that you do not know. For instance, do you know if the truck driver had a record of reckless driving before your accident?
The parties potentially at fault for your injuries include:
Often, multiple parties can be held accountable for the same accident. For example, federal regulations dictate that drivers must get a certain amount of rest for every driving shift. When a driver breaks federal regulations and causes an accident as a result of drowsy driving, then the driver can be held accountable—however, so can the company that imposed the schedule on the driver in the first place. If the driver had a poor driving record, then the company can also be held accountable for their hiring practices.
Our Erie personal injury lawyer provides over 30 years of experience and extensive knowledge of personal injury law and how it pertains to the trucking industry. Attorney McNair is also a member of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and the National Employment Lawyers Association, and is fully prepared to represent you in a court of law, if need be.
Your consultation is always free, and you pay no fee unless and until we win your case. Contact us to schedule an appointment with our legal team today!