The size and weight of the vehicles involved in a motor vehicle accident can have a major impact on the severity of injuries victims may sustain. For example, if you or a loved one have been involved in an accident with a large commercial truck, it’s possible your injuries will leave you in need of ongoing medical treatment. They can also deprive you of the ability to work, cause paralysis, result in loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
You deserve compensation for such losses. This is particularly true if your accident occurred because a trucking company or other such party was negligent.
Learn more about your options in these circumstances by reviewing your case with a qualified legal professional. At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, our Berks County, Pennsylvania truck accident attorneys are on hand to provide the type of aggressive representation that may play a critical role in helping you arrive at a fair settlement.
Berks County is one of 10 Pennsylvania counties with the most miles of local roads and streets. It’s also one of the top 10 counties in Pennsylvania with the highest annual rates of motor vehicle accidents and traffic fatalities.
This does not mean drivers here are less careful than they are in other counties. Quite simply, the busier an area’s roads are, the greater the odds an accident may occur. All motorists should remember this when driving in Berks County.
Trucking company negligence is often to blame when truck accidents happen. Examples of such negligence include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following:
A truck driver’s own negligence can also lead to an accident. For example, if a trucker is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, using their smartphone, ignoring traffic signs and signals, or engaging in any other careless behavior on the road, they may put others in harm’s way.
That said, because a trucker driver is technically an employee of a larger company, their employer will probably still be the liable party responsible for compensating you after an accident. You can seek the compensation you deserve by filing a claim to collect from the trucking company’s insurance.
Don’t make the mistake of assuming the insurance company will gladly offer what you are owed when you file a claim. An insurer’s main goal will be to pay you as little as possible.
This is one of many reasons you should hire a Berks County truck accident attorney with Solomon, Sherman & Gabay. We have the expertise necessary to negotiate an appropriate settlement. While we handle your case, you can focus on your recovery. Get started today by contacting us online or calling us at 215-665-1100 to schedule a consultation.