Truck Accident Lawyers in Pottstown
Protecting Accident Victims in Montgomery, Chester & Berks Counties
Trucks rule the roadways of the United States. Each year, the 18-wheel behemoths are involved in hundreds of thousands of accidents that injure and kill thousands of people. If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, then call Attorney Ben Mayerson for assistance with your truck accident. He provides free case evaluations and doesn't charge any upfront fees!
What Was the Cause of Your Truck Accident?
Many people believe that truck accidents are the result of alcohol or drug
use by the drivers. However, the truth is that the accidents are usually
caused by faulty equipment due to poor maintenance by the trucking companies.
Truckers are also under intense pressure to deliver their cargo quickly.
Reckless choices mean that they can earn more money per trip. The deadly
combination of irregular replacement of tires and brakes plus the drivers’
fatigue is the true culprit behind the rash of tractor trailer accidents.
Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Alcohol and drug use
- Poor driver training
- Faulty equipment
- Distracted driving
- Speeding and aggressive driving
When a truck hits a car, a light-duty truck or a motorcyclist, it can change the lives of the occupants of the other vehicles instantly. Experienced legal representation is required for the victims of negligent truckers to receive proper compensation for their injuries. An experienced lawyer understands how to deal with the insurance companies that try to keep the settlements for truck accidents as low as possible.
Hours of Service Regulations & Truck Accidents
While they are indispensable to our national infrastructure, tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles cannot help but create a certain degree of hazard on the roads they travel. However, when drivers operate their vehicles while fatigued or otherwise distracted, that risk gets unnecessarily compounded many times over. With such a powerful and potentially dangerous instrumentality in their hands, commercial drivers are expected to operate with the utmost caution and trucking companies who profit from introducing these hazards to the public are expected to exercise great care in selecting, training and supervising these operators. When they fail to live up to these duties and injury results, our laws hold them accountable.
Commercial vehicles and drivers are subject to a plethora of regulations. However, one such regulation that frequently becomes an issue when litigating truck accidents are the Hours of Service rules imposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
These rules strictly limit the amount of time commercial drivers can spend behind the wheel, set minimum rest periods and require drivers to keep detailed logbooks to ensure compliance:
- Truck drivers cannot put in more than 11 hours of total driving after each 10-hour break.
- Truck drivers cannot drive if it has been more than 14 hours since their last 10-hour break.
- Truck drivers must take a 30-minute break at least every eight hours.
- Truck drivers cannot drive in excess of 60 hours over seven days or 70 hours over eight days unless he or she takes at least 34 consecutive hours off duty.
Unfortunately, in order to maximize profits, some truck drivers and trucking companies push far beyond these mandatory limits. Some even go so far as to forge or alter their logbooks in order to conceal their noncompliance. A trucking accident attorney can obtain and closely review these logbooks and other pertinent records for evidence of noncompliance and concealment when investigating cases where driver fatigue appeared to be a factor.
Protect Yourself and Your Rights. Call Mayerson Injury Law, P.C. at (610) 492-7155
An attorney who has sued trucking companies previously usually gets a larger
settlement than an attorney with no experience prosecuting a lawsuit against
a large trucking company.
You have rights if you were injured by an errant truck driver. If someone you love was killed in a truck accident, you can obtain compensation for the loss of wages, loss of consortium, pain, suffering and medical bills. Find the best, most experienced personal injury lawyer you can so that you get the best results from your lawsuit.
We offer risk-free case evaluations. You won't pay any legal fees if we don't recover compensation for you.
Insurance Bad Faith $21,000,000.00
Injured Good Samaritan $1,965,000.00
Reckless Driver Car Accident $1,600,000.00
Head On Collision Case $1,150,000.00
Young Single Mother Permanently Disabled in Head-On Collision $1,150,000.00
Father of Three $1,130,000.00
Truck Driver $1,075,000.00
Underinsured Motorist Arbitration $1,025,000.00
Teenage Motorcyclist $1 Million
Settlement for Head-On Collision $865,000.00
Largest Insurance Bad Faith Verdict in PA History for a Policy Holder Against Their Insurance Company
Record Breaking Results & Over 100 Years of Combined Experience
You Won't Pay Unless We Recover Compensation For You
If You Can't Travel, We Will Come to Your Home or Hospital
We Offer Free & Confidential Case Evaluations
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