Philadelphia Attorneys New Jersey Attorneys Pennsylvania Lawyers Golomb & Honik P.C.

Truck Accident Attorneys

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Nationwide

A fully-loaded big rig truck can easily weigh 80,000 lbs. When this massive vehicle collides with a 3,000-lb car, the results are often catastrophic. Yet accidents involving semi trucks differ from other motor vehicle collisions for reasons far beyond the sheer mass of an 18-wheeler. While semi truck drivers must follow the same guidelines as drivers of passenger vehicles, semi trucks are also governed by strict state and federal guidelines that do not apply to other motor vehicles. For these reasons alone, it is imperative that injured truck accident victims retain the services of an experienced Philadelphia personal injury attorney with the resources to take on large trucking companies and their negligent drivers.

The Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Golomb & Honik understand trucking industry regulations, and we have decades of experience helping victims of truck accidents caused by negligent drivers recover the financial compensation they are due. If you or someone you love has been injured in a trucking accident, call us at 1-800-355-3300 or 1-215-985-9177 immediately to evaluate your case.

Causes of Truck Accidents

To maintain high profit margins, some trucking companies and semi truck drivers employ dangerous practices such as setting unrealistic schedules that can result in severe injury or death to innocent people. They may routinely break FMSCA rules and regulations and encourage their drivers to do the same. This can result in devastating accidents and horrific injuries to all those who share the roads with these big rigs.

Common contributing factors in semi truck accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Driving while impaired
  • Improperly secured cargo
  • Inadequate maintenance
  • Overloaded trailer
  • Speeding
  • Underqualified or undertrained drivers
  • Defective equipment
  • Poor tires
  • Defective roadway

Preserving Valuable Evidence after a Trucking Accident

Time is of the essence after a trucking accident. Physical evidence, such as skid marks and yaw marks can disappear quickly. Preserving this physical evidence is important to building your case. Photographs and forensic data can help your attorney prove that the trucking company and/or truck driver is to blame. In addition eyewitnesses will need to be questioned before they begin to forget important accident details.

Immediately after a catastrophic trucking accident, trucking companies begin working to reduce their liability. They may even destroy vital evidence that is critical to the outcome of your case, including black box data or maintenance records. Some unscrupulous trucking companies even resort to altering driving logs or maintenance records to avoid taking the blame for the accident. As such, it is imperative that you act quickly after you or someone you love has been injured in a trucking accident.

Benefits of Working with a Truck Accident Attorney

Trucking companies and their insurance providers have teams of lawyers whose job it is to get you to settle for limited compensation. If you were injured in an accident that was the result of a trucking company or truck driver’s negligence, you need an experienced truck accident attorney who can help you determine accident liability  and pursue financial compensation including money for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Damage expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability
  • Future medical needs
  • Wrongful death/burial expenses

Philadelphia Truck Accident Lawyers

If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, it is important to review your case with an experienced Philadelphia truck accident lawyer. Time is of the essence in catastrophic personal injury cases—and a lawyer can help ensure that you do not miss any critical deadlines that would bar you from filing a claim. To learn more about your rights and legal options, call the Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Golomb & Honik today at 1-800-355-3300 or 1-215-985-9177 or fill out our confidential Contact Form.

The personal injury lawyers at Golomb & Honik have successfully represented individuals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and across the United States after they have suffered serious injury at the hands of a negligent driver.

Golomb & Honik

215.985.9177 | 855.889.5389

1515 Market Street , Suite 1100 Philadelphia, PA 19102