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Truck Accident Attorneys in Hershey

Experienced Legal Counsel for the Wrongly Injured

There are about a half-million truck accidents each year in the U.S. Of those accidents, almost 120,000 of those crashes result in injury about 5,000 people are killed.

Smaller passenger vehicles are no match for the heavier truck in vehicle collisions. Injuries can be catastrophic and have life-changing consequences.

If you are injured in a truck crash that is not your fault, our team at Statt Law will aggressively fight for the financial compensation you deserve.

Leading Causes of Truck Accidents

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, most heavy truck accidents (55%) take place on our state highways. That is followed by interstates (28%), local roads (10%), and turnpikes (7%).

Causes of truck accidents include the following:

  • Truck Failures (brakes, tires, and powertrains)
  • Unsecured or Overloaded Trailer
  • Distracted Driving
  • Driving While Fatigued
  • Speeding/Reckless Driving
  • Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and/or Alcohol

Improper truck maintenance and a lack of proper driver training are also factors that lead to these horrific accidents in Hershey.

Truck Accidents Are Different from Car Accidents

In addition to the sheer size of a truck, there are other aspects that make truck accidents different from car collisions. Truck accidents often involve more than the drivers of the vehicles. The trucking company, the truck manufacturer, and the company that loaded the truck are all potentially responsible.

Commercial trucks, drivers, and companies are subject to strict federal regulations. Your Hershey truck accident attorney should investigate whether any of the regulations, policies, or laws were violated.

Statute of Limitations for Injury Lawsuits

Every state sets its own limits on how long after an accident a lawsuit can be filed. In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations is two years in most cases. After that time, you could be denied the right to seek remuneration.

Compensation in personal injury cases includes the following:

  • Economic Damages: Lost wages, medical bills, prescription costs, rehabilitation visits, and more.
  • Non-Economic Damages: Pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and more.
  • Punitive Damages: Meant to punish the responsible person in cases of gross negligence or intentional wrongdoing.

If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, it is imperative that you contact us right away to ensure you do not lose the right to file a lawsuit.

Retain a Hershey Truck Accident Lawyer

The truck driver’s insurance company will want to settle with you as quickly as possible. They are protecting their own best interests, and your long-term needs will not be considered.

Don’t deprive yourself of money for ongoing medical care, physical rehabilitation, living expenses, and more. Our legal team stands ready to fight for every penny you deserve.

Contact us today for a free consultation. Call (717) 537-0928 to schedule.

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