In the United States motorists share the roadway with large semi trucks (gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds). This is a necessary part of commerce, but can produce devastating consequences when moving objects of this size collide with anything in their pathways. During 2012, there were 317,000 large trucks involved in trucking accidents. These accidents resulted in 3,921 fatalities and 104,000 people suffering trauma related injuries.
Pittsburgh truck accidents are different from car accidents. Trucking accidents are not simply car wrecks involving larger vehicles. From a legal perspective trucking cases vary from car accident cases; the rules of the game are changed. These type of claims are not investigated or litigated the same way as car accidents. The trucking industry is heavily regulated trade. Both state and federal regulations contain safety mandates designed to keep our roadways safe. Many cases hinge on whether the trucking company complied with federal and state safety and maintenance regulations. Experienced counsel that understand the technicalities must be retained to handle truck accident cases.
Recovering a fair settlement in a Pittsburgh trucking accident case is a difficult endeavor which is why you need a law firm with experience handling these cases.
Due to industry regulations that mandate high safety standards, most trucking companies complete thorough internal investigations following any accident. These internal investigations attempt to shift some of the blame for the accident away from the truck drivers and to the drivers of other vehicles.
Trucking companies have large resources and legal teams to protect their interests and avoid or minimize compensation paid to the victims.
There are multiple causes of truck accidents in Pittsburgh. Driver error, mechanical failures, drunk driving, driver fatigue, road changes, traffic signal failures, improper maintenance, and weather conditions are all potential causes of truck accidents. The number one reason for truck accidents is from driver error. Examining these potential causes and others can help determine the source of the accident.
Due to the gruesome nature of most trucking accident injuries, it is critical that attorneys who handle these cases have substantial experience working on cases involving catastrophic life-threatening injuries. Large commercial vehicle accidents can cause traumatic brain injuries, severe tissue damage, third degree burns, death, loss of limb(s), loss of sight, and paralysis. Maximizing damages for severe injuries takes a legal team that is familiar with working on big damages cases.
"David was an informed, attentive, thorough and respectful lawyer. This was my first experience with a personal injury lawyer, and because my accident happened with a trucking company, I needed representation that was familiar with lawsuits dealing in truck negligence. David kept me informed about my case on a regular basis. He waited until all of my injuries were settled before seeking compensation. He negotiated with the insurance companies and got me a fair settlement that was suitable for my pain and suffering. He was reassuring from the beginning, and the entire process was much less stressful than I imagined it would be. Simply stated, he works hard for his clients. I highly recommend Romanow Law Group."
- Courtney W.
Trucking accident claim.
"Most educated attorney in Pittsburgh.
I was hit by an 18 wheeler while driving a rental car, which made my case very complicated. Not only was I injured but the financial and emotional stress that came along with this accident was unimaginable.
From the moment we met with David it was like someone lifted a piano off of me. He was very honest with me from the start of the case. He took care of everything and more. he got the insurance companies and medical bill people to stop calling. He said " the most important thing is your health and recovery". He kept me up to date with every aspect of my case. Every time I called he answered the phone himself or called me right back. When his wife had a baby he even called me back on a Saturday to explain a concern I had about something, With David you not only get an attorney you get someone to lean on that is willing to fight for every dime you deserve. I could not have asked for a better person or attorney to represent me.
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- Danny M.
Trucking accident claim.
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