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Bucks County Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyers Representing Accident Victims
Catastrophic accidents can occur when a large tractor-trailer has an accident with a smaller vehicle, or collides with another object that causes damage to other cars or pedestrians. In some cases, these truck accidents stem from careless or reckless driving on the part of truck driver. These accidents can happen on residential streets in Bucks County, high-speed highways such as the Pennsylvania Turnpike or Roosevelt Boulevard and other roadways in the greater Philadelphia area.
At Kats, Jamison & Associates our Personal Injury Attorneys understand that representing tractor–trailer and truck accident victims requires experience, skills and knowledge particular to these types of accidents. The Bucks County and Montgomery County accident lawyers at Kats, Jamison & Associates fight to recover the various types of damages and compensation to which car accident victims are entitled to. This may include, but is not limited too: medical expenses, lost earnings, future wage loss, lost earnings capacity, physical disabilities, scars, losses of limbs, brain and head injuries. Besides the financial and physical damages you may experience, who also are well aware of the emotional distress, depression, anxiety, grief, and pain and suffering people may face following a tractor trailer accident.
The Bucks County tractor–trailer and truck accident lawyers at Kats, Jamison & Associates understand these complex issues and make sure to work with our clients, their friends and family, as well as their doctors, and others—to ensure that victims of these car accidents receive not only the best legal representation but also the best support, and medical and emotional care.
Victims involved in an accident with a tractor–trailer are twice as likely to die or get seriously injured than if the crash had been between two smaller passenger vehicles. The large size and heavy weight of tractor–trailers make accidents involving them especially serious—often including life-threatening injuries and death.
Truck Driver Negligence In Bucks County, PA
Negligent truck drivers may speed and disregard the rules of the road to try to arrive at their destinations sooner. Since these vehicles are typically heavy, fast and difficult to stop, they compromise everyone’s safety on the road. Truck driver negligence usually occurs in one or more of the following forms:
- Careless or reckless driving
- Changing lanes too quickly
- Cutting curves too sharply
- Distracted driving
- Driving too fast for existing weather conditions
- Driving while under the influence (DUI or DUID)
- Exceeding speed limit for trucks
- Failing to abide by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations regarding truck and trailer load sizes, weight limits, overhang, warning signs, and escort vehicles
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Fatigued driving
- Failing to use turn signals
- Poor maintenance (brakes, warning lights, and undercarriage lights)
Regarding truck driver negligence typically means a general failure to act the same way that a hypothetical “reasonably responsible truck driver” operating a truck under the same or similar circumstances would have acted. Truck driver carelessness can produce major consequences, such as chain reaction collisions, (especially during rainy weather), multi-vehicle pile-ups, trailer overturns, and hazardous waste spills. These types of serious truck accident can also cause a trailer’s cargo to block a roadway, which can cause more accidents and damage to other vehicles.
Making An Insurance Claim Against A Trucking Company
In some cases, In addition to filing a lawsuit against a truck driver who was negligent, an injured victim may also make a claim against the driver’s employer, which is typically the trucking company. It may be apparent that the trucking company bears responsibility for the truck driver’s negligence, assuming the driver was under the umbrella of the employer at the time of the accident. For example, if a driver was driving with a suspended license and caused an accident during work hours the trucking company could be also at fault for the accident. This could mean that both parties may share responsibility regarding covering the damages of an accident victim.
Sometimes, a trucking company will try to prove that it had no responsibility over the negligent truck driver, implying that the negligent truck driver was an independent contractor, not an employee. This is because employers are only typically liable for the negligent conduct of their employees. If the insurance company successfully defines a truck driver as an independent contractor, they can potentially avoid liability for an accident. The Bucks County and Montgomery County truck accident attorneys at Kats, Jamison & Associates can review the circumstances of your case and will help you challenge any defense raised by the trucking company.
Catastrophic Truck Accident Injuries In Bucks County, PA
Proving Damages In Serious Truck Accident Cases In Bucks County, PA
Often, liable trucking companies will try to avoid liability anyway they can. Proving damages in a catastrophic truck or tractor-trailer accident in Bucks County, Pa could be difficult. The trucking company’s insurance company is likely to downplay the significance of the victims injuries. For example they could claim that a victim’s injuries were not serious as they seem or that the injuries occurred prior to the accident. This makes it important to deeply investigate the case and provide as much evidence as possible to prove the amount of damages.
A medical doctor or provider must confirm that all of your injuries are related to the truck accident. If previous injuries to the same areas occur, then an expert may testify that the truck or tractor-trailer accident made them worse. As an example, if you suffered from neck pain before the accident, and your neck pain significantly worsened after the accident, a medical provider may testify that the truck accident made your condition worse.
Depending on the severity of you accident, an expert may testify that you suffered a permanent injury as a result of the truck accident. These medical experts may offer observations about the limitations you may now face following e truck accident caused. They may also offer a prognosis as to the future medical care and treatments you may need to treat these issues. This may include the cost of future medical procedures, future loss of income, and future homecare needs. The experienced and skilled truck and tractor-trailer accident attorneys at Kats, Jamison & Associates can help you with proving these damages in your case. Do not wait, call today for a free consultation.
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When you need a Bucks County, Pennsylvania personal injury attorney to represent you or a loved one who has suffered an injury related to a tractor–trailer accident, please call Kats, Jamison & Associates at 215-396-9001.
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