Luzerne County Truck Accident Attorneys
Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania
Accidents involving semi-trucks or tractor trailers are among the most terrifying. In the event of an accident, passenger vehicles are no match for thousands of pounds of steel traveling at high speeds. Lives are destroyed in the wake of these accidents and the severe damage they cause.
At Slusser Law Firm, our Hazleton truck accident lawyers provide compassionate legal representation to clients with injuries sustained in accidents caused by large commercial trucks throughout Eastern Pennsylvania. Our firm has successfully handled many tractor trailer accident cases, including those involving wrongful death.
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Trucking Accident Injuries
According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are approximately 500,000 truck accidents in the United States each year, and about 5,000 of these accidents result in death. Tens of thousands of other truck accidents result in severe and catastrophic injuries. Compared with other types of vehicle accidents, truck accidents are more likely to cause severe injury that may require extensive medical care and ongoing rehabilitation.
Truck crashes cause injuries such as:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Permanent disfigurement
- Severe cuts and bruises
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
The injuries sustained in truck accidents often result in expensive medical costs while victims are unable to earn a living. If you are unable to work due to your injuries, you may be having trouble paying your bills, supporting your family, and engaging in typical daily activities. It is important to learn about your options with an attorney experienced in representing clients in truck accident cases to ensure your rights are protected.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents may be caused by a variety of factors, such as:
- Driver error
- The use of drugs and alcohol
- Driving more hours than allowed by law
- Faulty truck components
- Negligent driving
These accidents can be complex, and fault may lie with the driver, trucking company, or manufacturer of the truck or parts. Our truck accident attorneys in Hazleton can evaluate your case to find all possible sources of compensation for your injuries..
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