Philadelphia Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyers
Not all semi truck accidents can be prevented by practicing defensive driving. Passenger vehicle drivers have no control over the conditions of a semi truck’s driver or maintenance, and driver conditions and defective parts are responsible for a large number of tractor trailer accidents each year.
Tractor Trailer Accident Causes
Tractor trailer accidents for which the passenger car driver is not liable commonly result from:
Driver fatigue. Tractor trailer drivers may drive longer than is safe. They may stay on the road to comply with unrealistic delivery timetables, or they may be seeking bonuses for early delivery.
Driving while distracted. Despite a federal ban on texting and driving while operating commercial vehicles, truck drivers may still use their cell phones to talk and to text while on the road.
Speeding.In a push to get to their destinations on time, truck drivers may exceed the speed limit.
Failure to perform safety inspections. Before every trip, drivers are supposed to do safety checks of their lights, tires and brakes. Failure to do mandatory checks often results in part failure that can contribute to accidents.
Jack-knifing.When trucks are forced to brake too quickly, the semi trailer may swing to the side, interfering with neighboring traffic lanes.
Some evidence of truck driver misconduct may be destroyed quickly after an accident. An experienced tractor trailer accident lawyer can investigate the case to find the evidence you need to effectively argue the truck driver’s liability.
Why You Need a Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer
Trucking companies have lawyers and insurance adjusters fighting for ways to maximize their profits in part by minimizing pay outs for tractor trailer accident claims. You may need an attorney’s help to effectively fight for the compensation you deserve.
Contact Experienced Philadelphia Tractor Trailer Accident Attorneys
The tractor trailer lawyers at DiSandro & Malloy, PC in Philadelphia, PA have over 50 years of combined experience fighting for our clients’ full compensation after a devastating trucking accident. We know what a fair settlement should include. We know how to build effective cases to fight for it. And we’re not afraid to pursue your case all the way to court.
For aggressive help getting the compensation you need to financially recover from a tractor trailer accident, contact the attorneys at DiSandro & Malloy, PC.