Trucking / Tractor Trailer Accidents

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Trucking Accident Attorneys for Lancaster County and Central Pennsylvania

Every year, hundreds of Pennsylvanians become victims in trucking accidents. Pennsylvania continues to have over 200 fatalities due to truck-related accidents every year, according to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System. Distracted driving, negligent road and vehicle maintenance, driving under the influences of alcohol or drugs, and weather bring about death and injury every day. Turn to Lancaster-based attorneys RG Injury Law with over 20 years of experience on your side to help you settle your case.

Common Causes for Accidents:

  • Inadequate training of truck drivers
  • Unrealistic deadlines
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Cell phone use
  • Improper maintenance and vehicle malfunction
  • Truck driver error
  • Intoxication
  • Unexpected mechanical failures

Pennsylvania Lawyers on Your Side

At RG Injury Law, we work for our Lancaster and Central Pennsylvania clients to bring justice against parties who cause an innocent person to be injured in a trucking accident. Our primary focus is to ensure that you receive the medical care you need and to allow us to assist you along the way to build your case and start the road to recovery. We are experts in Pennsylvania law, accessible and dedicated to using our knowledge to your advantage.

What to Do After an Accident

Dos

  • Do immediately call for medical help if someone is injured.
  • Do call the police. They will document the accident and gather facts for legal purposes. If you don’t call the police, it is your word against the other person’s.
  • Do report the accident to your insurance agent as soon as possible.
  • Do exchange information with the other parties involved, such as address and phone number. If it’s a car accident get the license plate number; make, model and year of the vehicle; driver’s insurance information; car registration number; driver’s license number.
  • Do get the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any witnesses. Keep in mind; if it was a car accident, any passengers involved in the accident are NOT witnesses.
  • Do keep a disposable camera handy, such as in your glove box, to take pictures of the accident, damage to the vehicle, and the area around the accident.
  • Do collect any physical evidence that could have caused the accident.
  • Do gather details from the accident: draw a diagram of the accident; note the date and time; the type of weather; the location of the accident—including any landmarks.
  • Do call an attorney.

Don’ts

  • Don’t panic. Remain calm and call for help.
  • Don’t leave the scene of the accident.
  • Don’t discuss the accident with anyone and blame anyone, including yourself.
  • Don’t forget to document and take pictures of all damages, especially your vehicle, if in a car accident.
  • Don’t wait. The longer you wait to get legal advice, the harder it is to prove your case.
  • Don’t speak to anybody from the at-fault person’s insurance company before consulting a lawyer. If you give a statement, it may be used against you in the future.

Learn More at:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation