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Truck Accident Attorney in Lebanon, PA

Injured In a Truck Accident? Let Our Firm Help You!

Since semi-trucks and tractor-trailers are huge in size and weight, crashes between a non-commercial vehicle like your average car and large commercial vehicles such as big rigs can often result in catastrophic and fatal injuries. Additionally, the legal process can be more complex because more than one party may be involved in an accident. To ensure you obtain the financial compensation you deserve, one of the most important steps is hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer.

If you or a loved one has been severely injured in a truck accident in Lebanon, do not hesitate to let Statt Law protect your rights and best interests throughout the legal process and help you maximize your entitled damages. We will thoroughly examine your case, identify all the liable parties, and determine all your available legal options to get the most favorable outcome in your case.

Call (717) 537-0928 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule a free case evaluation!

Who May Be Held Liable for Causing a Truck Accident?

As we mentioned earlier, one of the main differences between car accidents and commercial truck accidents is that the latter may involve more than just the truck driver. As the trucker’s employer, the truck company or the carrier may share some legal responsibility for the truck driver’s actions and the state of the vehicles involved. Additionally, other parties may be involved in the crash.

All the potential parties responsible for a car accident include:

  • Trucker – Most trucking accidents are solely caused by a negligent truck driver. Common examples of negligent driving behavior include violating traffic laws, speeding, drowsy driving, distracted driving, and even driving under the influence. Truckers must also inspect their rigs to make sure the vehicle is properly maintained, and the cargo is loaded correctly. Furthermore, because some truck drivers are independent contractors, they act as their own employers.

  • Carrier – If a trucking company hires a truck driver who doesn’t have the proper certification/experience or has a driving record filled with violations and that trucker causes an accident, the carrier can be held responsible for negligent hiring or training. It is also not uncommon for companies to encourage their drivers to exceed the FMCSA hours of service (HOS) limits to make faster deliveries or cut corners on inspecting or maintaining its rigs to save money. Therefore,

  • Rig or truck part manufacturer – If a truck accident is caused by a defective auto part or vehicle, the injured party can file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer. In strict liability claims, you do not need to prove negligence.

  • Cargo shipper or loader – Cargo loaders are responsible for making sure the cargo is properly secured on the truck and the weight does not exceed state and federal limits. If a crash is caused by loose cargo or an overweight truck, then the cargo shipper or loader may be liable for the accident.

We can conduct an investigation into a truck accident, collect and examine evidence (including the trucker’s activity log and data from the truck’s “black box”), and develop a strong and effective case strategy to recover your entitled compensation. Our firm is ready to file multiple claims against all the parties involved in the crash.

Contact Us Today!

At Statt Law, we will fight for you inside and outside the courtroom while you focus on making the best possible recovery from injury. Do not accept any settlement offers from the trucking company or its insurer until we fully investigate the accident.

Contact us today at (717) 537-0928 to let our Lebanon truck accident attorney review your case for free!

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