Truck Accident Lawyers
in West Virginia and Pennsylvania
Tractor-trailer trucks are the behemoths of the road. The legal weight of an 18 wheeler is 80,000 pounds. An average car weighs about 3,500 pounds. When they come together, the results can be catastrophic. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2006, there were 4,995 deaths resulting from crashes involving large trucks, 75% of which were occupants of other vehicles.
While it is important to contact a lawyer after any accident, it cannot be emphasized enough just how important it is after a truck accident. Immediate investigation and preservation of evidence is a must. Why? Because large trucking companies aggressively investigate and defend themselves against all claims. Did you know that one very large National trucking company has a corporate jet, pilot and investigator on 24 hour standby for just such a purpose? They are dispatched to the scene of all major accidents involving their trucks. They gather evidence, interview witnesses, and hire experts to support their positions.
To counter the quick action and deep pockets of trucking companies, you need aggressive counsel who know how they operate. You also need experienced counsel who know how to preserve important evidence, hire the right experts, and find the evidence to support your case.
Over the road trucking companies are governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. These regulations dictate, among other things:
- Driver qualifications
- Vehicle maintenance and inspection
- Document retention
- How long drivers may drive
Our experience shows that the regulations are often not followed. Such non-compliance can be a great benefit to your case but only if you know where to look.
If you or a loved one is injured or killed as a result of a large truck crash, contact us immediately. Delaying will only allow a trucking company a bigger head start than they already have. Remember, there is no obligation to use our services and you will not pay a fee unless we win your case. Pecori & Pecori. Pennsylvania truck accident lawyers.
Call us at (412) 788-2000 or toll-free at (888) 426-4878 or contact us online.
Call us at (412) 788-2000 or toll-free at 1 (888) IAMHURT (426-4878) Or contact us here.