Truck Accidents From Poor Weather and Road Conditions
All motorists are expected to exercise additional care when driving during inclement weather in Pennsylvania. This is especially true for the drivers of commercial trucks, many of whom are responsible for vehicles carrying several thousands of pounds of cargo. Some of the weather conditions that may be especially hazardous include:
- High winds
When a truck driver is negligent or does not operate safely during bad weather, it can result in any number of serious crashes involving multiple vehicles. The occupants of passenger vehicles in these types of accidents may suffer devastating injuries such as paralysis, spinal cord injuries, or traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Many drivers and passengers can die in crashes involving commercial trucks.
While most of these kinds of accidents are attributed to some type of error by the driver, he or she is rarely the only party who is liable in Pennsylvania. Some drivers are pressured by their employers to stay on the roads and get to destinations even when the weather will clearly affect their abilities to safely operate the large vehicles. In other cases, failure by trucking companies to properly maintain their vehicles results in equipment failure that causes collisions.
Following many truck accidents in adverse conditions, trucking companies will claim that there was no way these crashes could have been avoided. They will immediately send lawyers and insurance representatives to meet with victims or their families and reinforce the idea that nobody could have prevented such an unfortunate accident, but they want to offer a settlement to show how sorry they are. The amounts being offered are usually much less than what these people are truly entitled to, and getting victims to sign such agreements usually prohibits them from taking legal action later on.
If you sustained serious injuries or your loved one was killed in a commercial truck crash during bad weather in Pennsylvania, you will want to contact Ciccarelli Law Offices as soon as possible. Our skilled West Chester truck accident attorneys work as a team to fully investigate these cases and fight for every bit of compensation you are owed. We represent clients on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will pay us nothing unless we get you a financial award.
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We are a team of Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyers our main offices located in West Chester, Chester County Pennsylvania and serving clients throughout the greater Philadelphia Metro Area including Lancaster County, Berks County, Bucks County, Delaware County and Montgomery County. If your family has been victimized by the negligence of another and you are seeking a free initial consult on you rights and possible claims, it is crucial you speak to an experienced Pennsylvania Injury lawyers in order to ensure your rights are protected and to review all of your legal options with you.
The Injury attorneys of Ciccarelli Law Offices have successfully represented individuals throughout the state of Pennsylvania that have been injured in accidents. Our Chester County based law firm is based at 304 North High Street, West Chester PA 19380 and serves clients throughout Pennsylvania including but not limited to in Kennett Square, Downingtown, West Chester, Coatesville, Exton, Chester Springs, Chadds Ford, Landenberg, Lancaster, Media, Harrisburg, Reading, Philadelphia, Honey Brook, Oxford, Malvern, Parkesburg, Phoenixville and Paoli. Contact us now at (610) 692-8700 or call toll free (877) 529-2422. Don’t wait—contact an attorney immediately.