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Philadelphia, PA Lawyers for Truck Accidents Due to Company Negligence
Experienced Injury Lawyers Represent Victims of Truck Accidents Due to Company Negligence in Philadelphia, PA
Under Pennsylvania law, trucking companies can be held responsible for the negligence of their truck drivers. Truck accidents, however, are not always caused by driver negligence. When company negligence is the root cause of truck accidents, the results can be equally devastating—although it can also be significantly more difficult to establish liability.
At the Marrone Law Firm, LLC, our trusted accident lawyers have worked side by side with truck accident victims and their families across Pennsylvania and New Jersey for over two decades. Truck accident injuries can be devastating, especially those suffered by people in much smaller passenger vehicles. Our lawyers are passionate about getting justice for accident victims when companies put profits over human safety.
If you or a loved one were hurt in a truck accident due to company negligence, speak with one of our talented truck accident lawyers today. We will investigate to get to the bottom of what happened in your case so that we can fight for full and fair compensation. You can call our Philadelphia office or contact us online anytime.
How Company Negligence Can Cause Truck Accidents
Even though it is a truck driver who is behind the wheel, various companies are responsible for many aspects of the truck’s safe operation. Carelessness at any level can result in serious—and sometimes fatal—injuries to both the driver and others who share the roads.
Examples of potentially negligent behavior on the part of the company may include:
- Requiring the driver to work longer shifts than legally permitted under state and federal regulations
- Overloading, or improperly loading, the truck’s cargo
- Failure to properly inspect and maintain the vehicle (allowing the vehicle to stay on the roads with bald tires or faulty brakes, for example)
- Negligent hiring, including failing to properly screen the truck driver for previous safety violations and drug/alcohol abuse
- Failure to ensure the truck driver had the necessary qualifications to operate the truck, including a current commercial driver’s license (CDL)
Investigating to Determine the Cause of a Truck Accident
In many truck accident cases, multiple parties may be responsible for your accident. Our experienced truck accident lawyers at the Marrone Law Firm, LLC will go to work immediately to prevent evidence from disappearing.
To establish company negligence and ensure the best chance of recovering full compensation, we need the best evidence. That evidence may include:
- The trucking company’s past record of safety violations
- Inspection and maintenance records for the truck in question
- The driver’s record and history
- Phone records
- Eyewitness testimony
- Testimony from company employees
- An event data recorder “EDR,” often know as a “black box” or recording device that may be embedded in the vehicle to provide evidence of conditions at the time of the accident
- The electronic logging device, or ELD, which can provide evidence of how long the truck had been on the road prior to the accident
Truck companies, however, are not required to keep these documents forever. If you were hurt in a truck accident, speak with an experienced lawyer as soon as you can to discuss your options for getting fair compensation.
Trusted Injury Lawyers Work to Get Full & Fair Compensation for Those Hurt in Truck Accidents Due to Company Negligence
Most commercial truck accident cases are more complicated than your typical car accident case. The trucking company is required to maintain a commercial insurance policy. That means more money is on the line—so that the insurance company is likely to fight back much harder. Further, the company’s reputation may be on the line.
At the Marrone Law Firm, LLC, our trusted injury lawyers do not back down from insurance companies and defense lawyers who try to reduce the value of your claim. We work closely with our clients so that we learn the full extent of how the accident has impacted your life.
If you were seriously injured in a truck accident, costs can begin to add up quickly. We will stand by your side to get the fair compensation you need. You may be entitled for compensation that covers:
- All current and future medical bills
- Surgeries and physical therapy
- Current and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Permanent disfigurement or scarring
- Emotional distress
- Property damage and out-of-pocket costs
- And more
Trucking companies are motivated by profit much like any other business. When these companies put their profits ahead of your safety, they should be held financially accountable for any injuries and suffering they cause. Our accident lawyers will investigate your case to establish liability and stand by your side all the way through to a fair settlement or verdict.
Injured in a Truck Accident Caused by Company Negligence? Call Our Experienced Injury Lawyers for a Free Case Review Today
At the Marrone Law Firm, LLC, we are proud to provide quality legal representation you can trust. We have already recovered millions in compensation for our clients and are ready to fight to protect your right to a secure financial future. If you or a loved one were hurt in a truck accident due to company negligence, call or contact us today for a 100% free, no-obligation case review.
Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents Due to Company Negligence in Philadelphia, PA
FAQ: What if more than one company’s negligence caused the truck accident in which I was injured?
We can fight to hold each negligent party accountable. For example, the company that owned the truck may have failed to inspect and maintain the vehicle (after all, repairs are expensive)—so that it was on the roads with worn brake pads. The company responsible for loading the truck cargo may have overloaded the vehicle in order to maximize their profit. Each of these companies can be found negligent because it is possible that the combination of an overloaded truck and worn brake pads caused the accident.
FAQ: Are there any time limits that I need to be aware of? What if I was seriously injured in a truck accident caused by company negligence, can I get more time while I recover?
Most personal injury lawsuits in Pennsylvania must be brought within two years of the date of the accident. Unfortunately, the time frame is not extended to account for your recovery time. Our lawyers will work with you to schedule a time to talk that works with your schedule. We can get to work investigating your case even while you remain focused on your physical recovery. Call us today to learn more.