When you are driving down the road and end up next to or behind a big truck, what do you do? If you are anything like us, you either slow down a bit or go ahead and pass it. While we know that these trucks are usually safe, there may be a time when you need a truck accident attorney.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., our qualified and experienced team is ready to help you secure the compensation you deserve for all of your crash-related expenses.
What We Know Can Happen
We live close to Philly, which certainly does not help our traffic situation. It also means that we have plenty of large commercial trucks in and around Levittown. These vehicles are vital for our daily lives and the economy. However, these trucks can reach a weight of 80,000 pounds. If they are involved in a crash, the injuries can be severe. I
We commonly deal with cases in which truck accident victims sustain the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries/head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
- Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
With these injuries, the medical expenses can become tremendous. If a person struggles to get insurance to cover these costs, they could be put into financial jeopardy. We also know that there are other costs, aside from medical expenses, that truck accident victims incur. These include:
- Lost wages if they cannot work while they recover
- Emotional and psychological damages
How Do These Crashes Happen?
- During the latest reporting year for Pennsylvania, we know that there were 6,807 total heavy truck crashes.
In many cases, these crashes happen due to vehicle failure. It is vital that truck owners and companies perform regular inspections and maintenance on their vehicles. Truck drivers should also inspect the vehicle before each trip. If any of the following systems fail while the truck is in motion, serious accidents can occur:
- Tires of wheels
It is also important that each driver has their commercial driver’s license and that they are trained on each vehicle they are asked to drive. All too often, new drivers are put on the road without any guidance from more experienced drivers.
How We Can Help You Now
There are warning signs all over large commercial trucks for a reason – they can cause serious injuries in the event of a crash. If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of a truck driver or company, the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. are standing by to help.
Our team will investigate your case and move to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Compensation for your medical bills
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against the driver or company