Commercial Truck Deadlines Could Lead to Fatal Crashes
Collisions where large commercial trucks are involved rarely result in all parties being able to leave the scene with minimal to no physical bodily harm. It is usually the opposite. A crash where a large commercial truck is involved will lead to injuries that can be severe, as well as a high likelihood of the loss of lives. For this reason, trucking companies often will be supported by teams of aggressive legal professionals to protect their interests when crashes happen. Truck crashes can be incredibly costly because of the damages and losses they inflict, and a trucking company does not want to be held accountable.
Catastrophic injuries and death, destroyed property, missed time at work, extensive pain and suffering, and more are all realistic and common damages that victims of large truck accidents can sustain. Securing a fair and full settlement is essential due to how extensive one’s losses could be. Working with an attorney that understands how to manage truck accident claims which are often more complex than claims where only personal vehicles are involved, is key.
The seasoned Pennsylvania truck accident injury attorneys at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP have the know-how and experience to help you with your truck accident injury claim. If the trucking company has a team of lawyers on their side, you should have legal protections backing you up, and the legal team at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP have extensive experience helping traffic accident victims secure the financial compensation they need to account for the losses that were suffered.
Tight Deadlines and Truck Accidents
There is heavy truck traffic that travels through and within Pennsylvania, and as a result, crashes involving large trucks happen all of the time in the Keystone State. There are several reasons why a truck accident can happen, with some of the most commonly reported being truck driver fatigue, truck driver intoxication, and improper maintenance of trucks. However, there is another culprit behind truck accidents, which is strict delivery deadlines.
Trucking companies benefit when their goods are delivered on time and early, and truck drivers benefit from meeting their expectations and obtaining greater financial incentives for getting deliveries done by the deadline or sooner.
However, the roads can be unpredictable, and everything from inclement weather to road construction and traffic jams can make meeting deadlines challenging. As a result, truck drivers may ignore their best instincts, training, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) guidelines to get their jobs done. Because of this, a truck driver may not drive safely in weather conditions or speed to get to their destination. This can be incredibly dangerous and lead to devastating truck accidents.
Speak with an Attorney At Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP
Truck accidents can cause massive destruction, severe physical bodily harm, and death. Victims may be entitled to a significant monetary settlement for what they had to endure. For all of your questions about truck accident claims and more information, victims of truck accidents in Pennsylvania can connect with Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP, to schedule a free consultation by calling (215) 731-9900.