Tractor trailers and other large, heavy trucks pose a particularly serious danger to other vehicles on the road, and even commercial vans and light trucks frequently cause accidents. These mishaps can be caused by careless driving and other problems, such as poor road conditions and congested arteries. The highways and intersections in and around Media, particularly U.S. 1 and the Media Bypass, can be particularly treacherous. The personal injury attorneys at The Pagano Law Firm LLC are committed to obtaining fair and adequate compensation for injuries suffered by victims of trucking accidents.
As with any motor vehicle accident, liability in a collision involving trucks depends on the negligence of the parties. Common causes of truck accidents include:
Trucks such as tractor-trailers can cause a number of different types of accidents, including:
As part of our litigation strategy, we determine the causes of an accident, identify which parties are potentially at fault and pursue all legal remedies available.
Truck accidents often result in serious bodily harm — such as brain and spinal injuries, permanent disabilities and even fatalities— to innocent drivers and passengers of other vehicles and to pedestrians.
The truck driver himself might not have sufficient insurance to cover your damages or those of your loved ones, but other parties who have the ability to pay might also be responsible. Trucking companies are liable for any injuries their employees cause. A company that hires a driver when it knows or should know he or she is not competent to drive safely may be liable for resulting injuries. The manufacturer of a truck may be liable for defects the truck had when it was sold and the truck’s owner may be liable for any defects caused by poor maintenance. Finally, a trucking company’s parent company might be liable for any injury for which its subsidiary is liable. We work diligently to build cases for all of the damages to which our clients are entitled.
If you are a victim of an accident caused by a negligent truck driver or a defective truck, trust The Pagano Law Firm LLC to represent you vigorously against the liable parties. To schedule an appointment at our office in Media, call us at 484-318-2561 or contact us online. We offer free consultations to personal injury victims.