Almost anyone who has driven on Pennsylvania roads has encountered tractor-trailers while driving. They are a vital part of commerce in Pennsylvania and drive on almost any type of road to get to their destinations. Semi-trucks are much larger than the other vehicles on the road and can be intimidating to drive next to. This is why it is so important that the trucks are driven safely and in proper working order. When semi-trucks are involved in truck accidents, they can cause severe injuries to the others involved.
In order to help ensure that the trucks are driven correctly and are in proper working condition, there are many federal regulations that truck drivers and trucking companies must follow. These include strict regulations for hours of service and alcohol consumption for the drivers. The truck companies must ensure that the brakes are in good working order, that tires are good, that the connections between the cab and bed are secure and generally ensure that the truck will not malfunction while on the roads.
However, these regulations are not always followed, and accidents occur. The victims of semi-truck accidents who do survive are oftentimes left with life-changing injuries that permanently affect the victims' lives. It is important that these victims seek the compensation they need to pay for the medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering associated with their injuries. This usually requires a thorough investigation to determine who was at fault for the accident and whether the truck driver and/or company were complying with the federal regulations.
Unfortunately semi-truck accidents occur in Pennsylvania much more often than anyone would like. Victims of these accidents are usually left in a very devastating position and are in need of compensation to pay for their financial losses associated with the accident. At Luxenberg Garbett Kelly George PC, we have handled many of these matters and understand the importance of investigating all the facts and getting what the victim needs. For more information, please visit our truck accident page on our website.