Hurt in a Trucking Accident?
Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer for Personal Injury Cases Nationwide
Semi trucks have the potential to cause catastrophic injuries and damages in a crash. When truck drivers and the companies that employ them fail to follow industry safety regulations and standards, innocent lives are put at risk. Additionally, getting the compensation you deserve through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit after a truck crash can be difficult. Trucking companies and their insurers often have powerful legal teams protecting their interests, not yours. However, hiring an experienced truck accident lawyer will give you this same kind of protection.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of another, the attorneys at Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., are here to defend your rights. We have extensive experience handling truck accident lawsuits for clients throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and nationwide. In the past, our team represented a victim who suffered brain injuries and permanent paralysis in a crash with a UPS semi truck. In this case, our lawyers obtained a settlement of $4.1 million from several defendants.
Who is Liable for Commercial Trucking Accidents?
Most semi trucks are owned by businesses, not individuals. As a result, a personal injury claim after a truck crash is different than a typical car accident case. The possible parties who may be liable for commercial trucking accidents include:
- The trucking company. Two of the most common causes of truck accidents are trucking company negligence and driver error. Laws overseen by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) govern the commercial trucking industry. These laws regulate the number of hours truck drivers can work, truck maintenance requirements, hiring practices and many other factors. However, some trucking companies disregard these regulations when trying to maximize profits. These companies may push their drivers to work long hours and meet unrealistic deadlines. This may result in drowsy and distracted driving, as well as speeding and other unsafe practices. In these kinds of truck crash cases, the trucking company is typically liable for the damages.
- The truck manufacturer. Another of the most common causes of truck accidents is truck defects. An error or other defect in a vehicle’s design or manufacture can lead to brake, tire or engine failure. In these cases, the manufacturer may be liable for the damages resulting from a truck crash.
- Maintenance or repair companies. FMCSA regulations require companies to perform frequent maintenance checks to ensure that their trucks are safe. However, if the company that performs these checks and repairs neglects certain precautions or procedures, trucking accident may result.
- Other drivers. If drivers of other vehicles behave negligently or recklessly around a semi truck, they can cause serious accidents and injuries to themselves, the truck driver and any other people on the road.
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Our lawyers are knowledgeable in the FMCSA regulations, which often play a large role in a truck accident lawsuit. This knowledge helps us to determine the causes of truck accidents and to establish liability. We also have the resources necessary for a full-scale investigation into cases involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death.
If a trucking crash caused your personal injuries or a loved one’s wrongful death, contact a truck accident lawyer from our law firm today. We accept cases nationwide and have law offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as well as Cherry Hill, New Jersey. We offer free initial consultations and handle cases on a contingency fee basis, so you pay us nothing unless we get results for you.