Philadelphia Truck and Bus Accident Lawyers
Trucks and buses are an essential part of the American transportation system, but when operated negligently, these colossal machines can become deadly. Commercial truck and bus drivers are sometimes pressured to drive with lack of sleep, while under the influence of medication or to drive with faulty equipment, in order to keep their tight deadlines.
Because of their size, these vehicles pose a significant danger to passenger vehicles sharing the road. Each year in the United States, thousands of people are killed and injured in trucking and bus accidents on our nation’s roadways. According to government statistics, one in four passenger vehicle deaths in multiple-vehicle crashes involve a large truck and trucks are involved in multiple-vehicle fatal crashes twice as often as passenger vehicles.
Trucks that transport cargo across state lines are subject to rules enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration which has hours-of-service regulations to keep fatigued drivers off of the public roadways. While most professional drivers follow the rules of the road, some drivers and companies skirt these safety regulations in an effort to maximize profits and make their deadlines. When a truck or bus company puts profit over safety, they can and should be held accountable.
Our office has successfully recovered millions of dollars for victims of truck and bus accidents. We have the resources and experience to investigate an accident to determine if there is a viable claim. We regularly consult with accident reconstruction experts to determine why an accident occurred and if it could have been avoided, we aggressively pursue the claim.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a truck or bus accident, we can help. Contact our office today for a free case evaluation and to review your legal options.