Firm Blog: Truck Accidents

  • Seeking Recovery After a Devastating Rear-End Truck Accident

    October 27, 2022

    Rear-end accidents are one of the most common types of motor vehicle accidents. Although these accidents can range from a simple fender-bender to a serious crash that leaves people with catastrophic or life-threatening injuries, the risk of catastrophic harm or death only goes up when a rear-end accident involves a commercial truck. If you believe […]

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  • Can Improperly Loaded Cargo Cause a Truck Accident?

    September 27, 2022

    Federal and state regulations provide rules for how cargo is to be loaded and secured on commercial trucks. In addition, state and federal law also make truck drivers responsible for inspecting their cargo loads to be satisfied that the truck is safe to operate. When trucking companies, cargo/freight companies, and truck drivers fail to follow […]

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  • Why Pennsylvania Truck Accidents Are So Deadly

    August 26, 2022

    The nature of large commercial trucks makes accidents involving these vehicles especially deadly for other people that trucks may strike. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in 2020 a total of 4,014 fatalities occurred in truck accidents nationwide. This represented a 28 percent increase from the number of fatalities in 2009, which saw […]

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  • Pennsylvania Turnpike Crash Kills 5 People

    January 07, 2020

    Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash on Pennsylvania Turnpike On Sunday January 5th, a multiple vehicle collision on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Mt. Pleasant Township, Westmoreland County, claimed the lives of 5 people and injured approximately 50 others. The Pennsylvania State Police are still investigating the collision, but it appears at this point in time that the […]

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  • National Transportation Safety Board Investigating Deadly Crash on Pennsylvania Turnpike

    January 05, 2020

    Fatal Crash on PA Turnpike It was around 3:30 A.M. when a tour bus heading down Pennsylvania Turnpike lost control around a corner. Fifty-six passengers were aboard the bus when it attempted to turn and instead collided with the road’s central barrier. From there, the bus was launched up an embankment where it rolled about […]

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  • Common Causes of Truck Accidents: Failure to Maintain

    November 29, 2016

    In addition to taking mandatory rest breaks to protect against truck driver fatigue, truck drivers and trucking companies must also follow a strict maintenance and inspection schedule to legally operate on the nation’s roadways. From replacing worn windshield wipers and brakes to inspecting tires, trucking companies are required under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration […]

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  • Common Causes Of Truck Accidents Driver Fatigue

    November 10, 2016

    Operating an 80,000 pound commercial truck can be a challenging task even under perfect conditions. Given the immense size and weight of these vehicles, drivers must exercise attentive control and precise adjustments in order to safely maneuver through traffic. Unfortunately, tight deadlines and immense pressure from trucking companies may sometimes prompt drivers to skip mandatory […]

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  • Federal Trucking Regulations: Proving Liability in a Truck Accident

    September 27, 2016

    A commercial truck driver must not only adhere to the average rules of the road but also a particular set of strict regulations. The Department of Transportation and its Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) branch have created numerous trucking regulations that stand from coast-to-coast. All of these regulations have one purpose at their core: […]

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  • The Basics Of Filing A Medical Malpractice Claim

    September 23, 2016

    Although medical malpractice is technically a form of personal injury case, they are often considered in a category all their own. This is due to numerous unique requirements for even the most basic of medical malpractice claims that are not seen in any other type of injury lawsuit. Being able to understand these primary dissimilarities […]

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