"Tractor-trailers are some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road."
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Assoc.
Outstanding Pennsylvania Tractor-Trailer Truck Accident Attorneys.
Very few individuals can survive a collision with a tractor-trailer truck unscathed. With more than 11 million trucks on the road in the U.S., the results of going head-to-head with one can be devastating.
In 2016 alone, there were 475,000 large truck accidents with human error accounting for roughly ninety percent of them. And while a Harvard study found that about 25% of drivers have fallen asleep while driving. It only takes one overworked, careless truck driver to change your life forever.
Those who have been injured as a result of an at-fault truck driver or trucking company can face enormous medical bills, an extended recovery period that is unpredictable in length and may even face a drastic life change. In addition, lost time from work or the inability to go back to work can compound expenses and result in a life different from what the person experienced before the accident.
If you are a victim of a tractor-trailer truck accident or if your loved one has passed away as a result of one, it is important to remember that the attorneys at Daly & Clemente are here to help.
Our attorneys at Daly & Clemente have a successful history of handling claims involving injuries resulting from collisions with large trucks. While each case is unique and faces its own hurdles, our attorneys are committed to helping victims recover compensation for their losses.
If you have been involved in a collision with a large truck or commercial carrier, you may have legal recourse. To learn more about how our attorneys may be able to help, please fill out our no-cost case review form today.
RECOVERY IN THE BILLIONS
Semi-truck accidents cost insurance companies approx. $10 billion per year in accident settlements paid to injured victims.
When people are injured or die as the result of an accident that is the fault of a large truck, it can result in large settlements.
The FMCSA requires all carriers to be insured.
Trucks that haul freight must carry between $750k and $5 million in insurance coverage per incident, depending on what they are hauling.
Trucks are deadly.
THAT'S WHY YOU NEED OUR EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS
Your right to recover damages in a truck crash may be lost if you wait too long to pursue legal action. That’s why it’s important to contact the highly qualified trucking accident lawyers from Daly & Clemente today. If you have suffered a serious injury, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer who has the experience to properly investigate and handle your truck accident claim.
Truck accident cases can be complicated as they involve issues such as causation, multiple parties, and insurance disputes. Truck carriers and insurance companies will also do whatever it takes to keep from being held responsible. You need to fight aggressively for your rights.
You need our firm. Our injury law firm takes an aggressive approach to every case we handle. This means we research, investigate, and develop the case as if it is headed to trial. This gives us a strong position at the negotiating table and allows us to be ready at a moment’s notice to head into court and advocate on behalf of our clients.
According to the most recent FMCSA Report on Large Truck and Bus Crash statistics:
Of the approximately 499,000 police-reported crashes involving large trucks in 2018, there were 4,415 (1 percent) fatal crashes and 107,000 (21 percent) injury crashes.
Fatal crashes involving large trucks most often occur in rural areas and on Interstate highways. Approximately 57% of all fatal crashes involving large trucks occurred in rural areas, 26% occurred on Interstate highways, and 13% fell into both categories by occurring on rural Interstate highways.
There were 13.5 fatal large truck crashes per million people in the United States in 2018, a 27% increase from 10.6 in 2010.
Truck Driver: Failing to conduct proper pre-trip inspections, driving too fast for conditions, making illegal or unsafe turns, failing to brake, driving drowsy, leaving loads unsecured, texting, using a cell phone behind the wheel, or driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs are all examples of reckless and negligent driving by big rig drivers
Trucking Company: Carriers expose their truckers, other motorists, and pedestrians to the risk of injury by failing to adopt and execute adequate safety plans, encouraging drivers to engage in dangerous driving, or hiring drivers without conducting proper background checks. Trucking companies may also be liable for failing to inspect and maintain the rigs in their fleet, including outfitting them with safety and emergency equipment.
Truck Manufacturer: Even the safest trucker or fleet operator may be involved in a collision if the truck and its components are defective, including tires, brakes, gears, and lights.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?
The most important stage in any trucking accident case is the initial research and investigation. it is important that we compile evidence that demonstrates how your accident occurred and who is responsible for your injuries or the death of a family member.
We work hard to review all of the information that can be collected. We pour over the logbooks and trucking company records, including downloading data from electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) that are quickly becoming an industry standard.
The most crucial part of the case is ensuring that this vital evidence is preserved before it is destroyed or disappears.
What is my case worth?
~ BREAKING DOWN THE VALUE OF A TRUCK ACCIDENT CASE ~
Every case is unique. To begin to calculate the value of your truck accident case you must determine every loss and expense incurred by the accident.
Our experience means that our firm is more able to accurately achieve the fairest settlement or jury award for your injuries.
When you suffer serious, long-term injuries it is important to work closely with economic experts to ensure that your compensation demand takes into account all future expenses and inflation. This allows our clients to resolve their cases knowing that they and their loved ones will be taken care of for decades to come.
POTENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDED IN YOUR RECOVERY
Past & future medical expenses, such as: medication; therapy; diagnostic scans; treatment injections; and surgeries.
Specialized medical equipment.
Past & Future lost wages / lost earning capacity.
Past & future pain & suffering.
Embarrassment and humiliation.
Significant disfigurement and scarring.
Past & Future loss of enjoyment of life and life’s pleasures.
Other injuries and damages suffered as a natural and probable result of the said personal injuries.
Leg impalement in a forklift accident in the workplace.
Settlement with multiple defendants.
Traumatic brain injury from a slip & fall on ice in an office parking lot.
Confidential settlement with multiple defendants.
Burn injuries from a defective and dangerous consumer product.
Confidential settlement with multiple defendants.
Wrongful death resulting from negligent security.
Settlement with multiple defendants during trial.
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Settlement on eve of trial with a waiver of workers comp lien.