Due to a trucks massive size and weight, truck drivers take on a great responsibility every time they get behind the wheel. When a truck driver fails to drive safely or take proper precautions, it can have disastrous consequences to other drivers on the road, as well as bicyclists and pedestrians.
PennDOT statistics show that in 2014, there were 196,850 motor vehicle crashes in Pennsylvania. Of these accidents, 7,059 (or about 4 percent) involved a heavy truck. This included 136 fatal truck accidents in 2014. Light truck, SUV and vans accounted for another 73,852 Pennsylvania vehicle accidents.
If you are experiencing the consequences of a catastrophic truck accident, such as debilitating injuries, medical bills, wage loss, and emotional trauma that often follows a collision, the Wieand Law Firm can help.
Strong Legal Representation. Unwavering Commitment to Clients.
The Wieand Law Firm has years of experience representing people who have suffered catastrophic injuries caused by truck driver negligence. We have helped clients recover money needed to get their lives back on track and compensate them for pain, suffering and emotional trauma.
The truck accident attorney you choose to represent you is one of the most important decisions that you can make. Our firm understands the physical and emotional toll a serious accident can have on you and your family. That’s why the Wieand Law Firm only represents plaintiffs – never defendants – and is committed to standing up for the rights of accident victims.
Our goal is to provide attentive and effective representation throughout the entire claims process so that you can focus on your recovery. Founding attorney, Brent Wieand, is one of the top personal injury lawyers in Pennsylvania and has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in the years 2013, 2014 and 2015.
The Wieand Law Firm is proud to serve clients throughout Chester County, Pennsylvania, including the areas of West Chester, Coatesville, Downingtown, Kennett Square, Malvern and Phoenxville. To discuss your claims with an experienced personal injury lawyer call 1 (215) 666-7777 or fill out the online contact form.
Will you Take my Truck Accident Case?
Commercial trucking accidents may occur for a variety of reasons. Some common causes include negligence on the part of the truck driver, trucking company, vehicle manufacturer or trucking equipment manufacturer. Some types of trucking accident cases we handle include:
- Truck accidents involving truck driver fatigue. This is often due to unreasonable or illegal schedules required by trucking companies.
- Vehicle failures and improper truck maintenance. Notably, PennDOT has reported that “The vast majority of primary factors in heavy truck vehicle failure crashes were related to tires and wheels, brakes, and unsecured or overloaded trailers.”
- Truck Accidents caused by an overloaded truck or improperly loaded trucks.
- Collisions caused by speeding, aggressive driving or improper lane changes.
- Truck accidents caused by drunk drivers or intoxicated drivers. In 2014, 39 Pennsylvania truck accidents were caused by intoxicated drivers.
- Motor vehicle accidents caused by dangerous and defective roadways.
To discuss the circumstances unique to your collision, call the Wieand Law Firm for a free consultation at 1 (215) 666-7777.
Don’t Wait to Consult with an Attorney
The sooner you can consult with an attorney the better your chances of winning your truck accident case. When you are involved in a collision with a commercial truck, time is of the essence. After a wreck, the trucking company and its insurance company will have accident investigators come to the scene in order to start building a case against you. Do not speak with private accident investigators or give a statement to your insurance company before speaking with a Chester County truck accident attorney! Any statements you give may later be used against you in court.
As the plaintiff, you have the burden of proving your case in court. Therefore, you should call us as soon as possible after an accident so we can begin collecting evidence to support your claim. As time passes, it is likely that key evidence may be destroyed or witnesses may go missing or forget important details.
In addition, Pennsylvania law limits the time you have to file a personal injury claim. In Pennsylvania, there is a two year statute of limitations for civil actions involving personal injury and wrongful death actions. If you fail to settle your claim or file a lawsuit within the statute of limitations you will be forever barred from doing so.
Trucking companies will have an experienced team of lawyers working for them. It is important that you have someone on your side who will fight just as hard.
Call the Wieand Law Firm to discuss your case today at 1 (215) 666-7777. We offer a free legal consultation and you will never owe costs or attorneys fees unless we recover money for you. Call to make an appointment with us at our Chester County office location:
Wieand Law Firm
101 Lindenwood Drive
Suite 225 #603
Malvern, PA 19335
If you are too injured to come to us, we will meet you at your home or in the hospital. To us, you are more than just another case. To us, its personal.
*Disclaimer: This article does not provide legal advice and should not be used as legal advice.