Levittown Truck Accident Lawyer

With major highways such as U.S. 276, 295, and 95 nearby, we see large amounts of traffic passing through to Philadelphia or New York City every day. And alongside the heavy truck and passenger car traffic, there are bound to be accidents, no matter how safe we drive.

Truck accidents are devastating and often deadly and although we see accidents happen around us every day, we never think they will happen to us. If you or someone you know has been involved in a collision with a semi-truck, it can be complicated and confusing to know what your next best steps are, but a qualified Levittown truck accident lawyer can help you with your claim.

At Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan, we understand the legal complexities of truck wrecks in Levittown and elsewhere across Pennsylvania, and we are happy to assist you in pursuing the compensation you deserve from those responsible for your injuries and damages. So, if you’re ready to take action, contact our office for a free consultation to discuss your potential claim.

Truck Accident Statistics

Despite most truck operators practicing safe driving, following federal Hours of Service Regulations and other guidelines set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and maintaining their trucks properly, accidents still happen.

According to a 2022 Crash Facts and Statistics report from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), total crashes involving heavy trucks in 2022 were the highest in the last five years, as were fatal injury crashes involving heavy trucks. Of the 7,522 total heavy truck crashes that occurred on Pennsylvania roads in 2022, here are some sobering statistics about them:

  • 2,962 caused injuries
  • 145 caused fatalities
  • 2,186 were two-vehicle collisions
  • 959 involved passenger cars
  • 116 were tire- or wheel-related
  • 94 were brake-related
  • 51 truck drivers were operating under the influence of alcohol

Even though heavy truck crashes only made up 6.5% of all Pennsylvania vehicle collisions in 2022, the results of these accidents are often catastrophic, leaving victims and their families dealing with severe injuries or even the death of a loved one. If you or your family has suffered due to a truck driver’s negligence, legal help is available.

Injuries and Damages Caused by Big Rig Wrecks

When you’re involved in a vehicle collision of any kind, even a minor wreck can cause major injuries and damages. So, when the vehicle that hits you might weigh up to 80,000 pounds and is much larger than a standard passenger car, the resulting injuries are often catastrophic and deadly.

Some of the most common types of truck accident injuries our office has seen are:

  • Cuts and abrasions
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
  • Spinal cord injuries or paralysis
  • Internal organ damage or crush injuries
  • Amputations
  • Wrongful death

After suffering any of the previously mentioned injuries in your accident, or if you have to care for a loved one who has been harmed, you might be overwhelmed dealing with the stress of your situation. This is where a Levittown truck accident lawyer can be essential to your case.

Records You Can Expect a Trucking Accident Attorney To Collect

Your lawyer will gather all of your medical records and damage information and present it to the at-fault party, requesting compensation for the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Physical therapy
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Property damage
  • Loss of companionship
  • Mental anguish
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Funeral and burial expenses in the case of a wrongful death

Possible Causes of Truck Crashes

In the case of a large truck collision, there are many variables at play when it comes to who or what might be held responsible for your crash. We might assume driver error caused your accident, however, often with big trucks there are problems with the truck itself that lead to these dangerous instances occurring.

Common driver or truck-related issues that lead to crashes are:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Overloaded or improperly loaded cargo
  • Improper maintenance
  • Mechanical failure
  • Inadequate training

Potential Liable Parties for Trucking Collisions

Not only can mechanical issues or driver problems lead to accidents, but most of the causes listed above can be linked to a specific person, or perhaps more than one, whom you and your lawyer can pursue a lawsuit against. Those people are often one or more of the following:

  • Truck driver
  • Trucking company
  • Truck owner
  • Loading company
  • Manufacturer
  • Mechanic

How a Levittown Truck Accident Attorney Can Assist With Your Case

As you can see, there are not only multiple potential causes of semi-truck crashes but parties that can be responsible for what happens as well. Sorting out causation and liability are just two aspects of these cases that can be challenging to do, which is why you can benefit from aligning with a Levittown truck accident lawyer in building your case.

At Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan, we have the experience you need to have a successful case, including knowledge of truck accident laws, statutes of limitations, and how to handle insurance companies.

Being hit by a negligent truck driver is devastating enough; you also shouldn’t have to attempt legal remedies on your own. Reach out to our office today for your free consultation and see how a qualified truck collision attorney can help you with your case.

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    A car crash resulting in a passenger suffering permanent quadriplegic injuries

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