Pennsylvania is one of the most dangerous states in which to operate a motor vehicle. With multiple motor vehicle accidents and deaths each day in this state, our roads are anything but safe. Many of these accidents occur in collisions with commercial tractor trailers. These tractor trailers, which are commonly called "semi-trucks" or "big rigs," can weigh more than ten times as much as your car. In an auto accident, trucks can cause extensive damage. If you have been involved in this type of collision, you should contact the truck accident lawyers at Kope and Associates immediately.
Truck Accident Information
Due to a high center of gravity and large blind spots, commercial trucks are accident prone. Furthermore, trucks tend to move significantly slower than the traffic around them, further increasing the likelihood that they will be involved in a crash. In an auto accident, a commercial truck has a greater likelihood of rolling over or jackknifing because of its awkward weight distribution, which could cause greater damage to the automobiles around them or even cause cargo to spill onto the road. Accordingly, there are thousands of truck accidents every year in the United States. If you have been in an accident involving a commercial truck, our personal injury lawyers will do their best to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Truck Accident Injury or Death Cases
If you or someone in your family has been in an auto accident with a commercial truck, then you know that the power of these giant vehicles can destroy your car and cause severe personal injury. You probably also know that the potential for serious injury and even death is much greater in accidents involving large trucks than in those involving passenger vehicles.
"Underrides" are a common form of fatal truck accident which occur when a passenger car runs into the back of a truck. Because trucks are so high off the ground, the hood of a passenger vehicle will usually go right under the truck, and the back end of the truck runs directly into the windshield of the car. Some statistics estimate that more that 90 percent of these underrides result in the death of the driver. In accidents where the trucker is at fault, a wrongful death suit can provide financial compensation for your grieving family.
If you have been injured, or a family member has been killed in an auto accident involving a tractor trailer, our injury lawyers can help by filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim. To schedule a free consultation and case review, contact Kope and Associates as soon as possible.