When you go out on the roadways, whether the city streets or the highways around us, do you ever pay attention to how many large trucks are around? We are not talking about pickup trucks. We are talking about the large commercial vehicles that transport goods and perform other valuable services.
Have you ever thought about what would happen if one of those vehicles gets into an accident?
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to step in and help if you have been involved in an accident with a large commercial truck. We understand the laws and will work to secure the compensation you deserve when you need a Chester truck accident lawyer.
What Can Happen?
There are plenty of trucks that run in and around Chester. Many deliver the goods we buy at the stores while others are working to help build our infrastructure. How many of these do you see on a daily basis?
- Eighteen wheeler
- Construction trucks
- Cement trucks
- Garbage trucks
- Package delivery trucks
While most of those trucks operate safely, unfortunately, there are things that can go wrong due to driver or truck company negligence that can cause you harm. For the latest reporting year in the US, the number of large trucks involved in fatal crashes increased three percent from the previous year.
If something goes wrong with one of these trucks, it can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle while moving at a high rate of speed. That is why it is vital that truck companies and owners regularly inspect and maintain their vehicles to prevent any problems. Regular maintenance needs to occur to the:
- Tires and wheels
- Connecting devices
Another major concern is negligent driving behavior. There are multiple things drivers can do to make them unsafe. They could:
- Ignore laws and regulations that state how many hours they are allowed to drive.
- Drive while distracted by a cell phone or other device.
- Drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Allowing the truck to carry more than its capacity.
Regardless of whether a truck accident occurs because of driver negligence or due to truck failure, the person injured as a result should not be on the line for the expenses.
What You Can Do Now
We know that truck accidents can be scary and difficult to deal with in the aftermath. There are so many things to take into consideration that it can be overwhelming. That is why we want to help. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we will handle insurance companies, the truck company, and other parties involved so you can focus on healing from your injuries.
Our qualified and experienced team will work to secure the compensation you deserve. When you need a Chester truck accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 215-543-7220.