When you are driving in and around Lansdale, you are sure to see plenty of large commercial trucks. Have you ever thought about how much damage those vehicles can cause in a crash and where you would turn in the aftermath?
At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are ready to help when you need a truck crash lawyer. We are going to step in on your behalf and deal with all parties involved so we can secure the compensation you need.
Why are truck crashes so dangerous?
There are major cities all around us, meaning that we have our fair share of large trucks rolling through. We see plenty of eighteen-wheelers, delivery trucks, dump trucks, and more. In most cases, these vehicles are safe on the roadway, but we know they can cause major injuries and fatalities when they crash.
- Large commercial trucks can reach weights of approximately 80,000 pounds.
A regular passenger vehicle is no match for a large truck in the event of a crash. In the latest reporting year for Pennsylvania, there were 6,807 total heavy truck crashes. It is not uncommon for us to deal with the following injuries as a result of these incidents:
- Traumatic brain injuries/head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
- Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
- Crush injuries
In many cases, large trucks affect dozens of vehicles at once, causing mass casualty events. If they are carrying hazardous materials, the situation is often much worse.
The costs of treating the injuries listed above can reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. In many cases, a truck crash victim is unable to work while they recover. As a result, they lose the income they need to support themselves and their loved ones.
How do these incidents happen?
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation tells us that many of these incidents happen due to vehicle failure. This can include issues with:
- Tires or wheels
- Braking systems
- An unsecured or overloaded trailer
- Steering system failure
- Vehicle lighting
- And more
Other times, we know that driver negligence plays a role. This can occur when a truck driver operates while distracted by their phones, impaired by drugs or alcohol, speeds, or disregards other traffic laws.
We are here after an Injury
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a truck crash, you may need to seek legal assistance. The negligence of a truck driver or company should not mean that you are put into financial jeopardy. At the The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our dedicated and qualified team will investigate this incident and on securing the compensation you need. This can include:
- Coverage of your medical bills
- Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against those responsible