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Building a case against negligent truck drivers

Truck traffic is inevitable in Pennsylvania. Trucks are responsible for taking consumer goods in and out of the state. Without trucks, Pennsylvania residents would not have access to cheap consumer goods or the natural resources people need to live comfortably. There are many advantages to shipping these types of goods via truck; not only is it cost-effective, but it is also quick.

Do truck drivers need to report accidents in Pennsylvania?

Commercial trucks travel through Pennsylvania on a daily basis. These trucks are responsible for carrying a variety of types of items through the state. Without these trucks, many Pennsylvanians would not have access to important consumer goods. However, these trucks come at a cost.

Why is drowsy driving dangerous?

Many drivers on Pennsylvania roadways are busy and stressed, making it difficult for them to focus on one task at a time. For commercial truck drivers, they have the added pressure of needing to make a living while on the roadway. While many drivers are cautious, others bend the rules in order to get everything in their busy lives done. For some, this means skipping sleep in order to spend more time on the roadways, resulting in driver fatigue.

Two trucks collide on Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania

Large commercial trucks are responsible for carrying natural resources and consumer goods all across Pennsylvania and the entire United States. Without these trucks, people would not have access to many of the cheap goods that line the shelves at stores. However, these consumer goods sometimes come at a price -- the safety of those of the roads.

Do smaller Pennsylvania trucks have to meet safety standards?

Pennsylvania drivers share the roadways with trucks every day. These trucks are generally busy hauling consumer goods and raw materials to and from the state. Truck drivers are under immense pressure to get this job done quickly and for as little money as possible. This often creates a volatile situation where drivers are overtired, overworked and more willing to cut safety corners. Truck accidents are frequent and deadly in these circumstances.

When can a truck company be held liable for an accident?

When a motor vehicle accident occurs, there is very rarely only one cause of the accident. For example, a truck accident might be caused because the driver was speeding, was distracted or because the truck's breaks were in disrepair. Poor road conditions or a sleepy driver can also cause an accident. No matter the cause of an accident, it is important for accident victims to understand all the potential sources for compensation.

Trucks in Pennsylvania need proper maintenance

Large trucks can often be seen traveling throughout Pennsylvania. While many people may realize that these tractor trailers are dangerous, many may not realize just how dangerous they can be -- especially when they are not maintained. If these large trucks cause collisions, truck drivers and others on the roadways can be seriously hurt, or even killed.

How often do truck drivers have to take breaks?

Large trucks are blamed for many accidents in Pennsylvania. These trucks cause serious accidents for a variety of reasons. However, many Pennsylvania residents may be aware that truck driver fatigue often factors into truck accidents. You may know that truck drivers are pushed my truck companies to drive as much as possible in the shortest amount of time. This shortens both shipping times and costs. However, it can sacrifice the safety of others on the roads.

Man settles claim following truck accident

Truck accidents can cause a wave of destruction. In addition to the property damage, people can be severely injured by a large truck. Even in relatively minor accidents, a person in a car is no match for the power of a large truck -- particularly an armored vehicle.

Commonwealth v. Candice Steinbacher – Motion for Judgement Acquittal Granted

Motion for Judgment of Acquittal for a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) prosecution was granted by Lycoming County President Judge Nancy L. Butts, after Attorney Kyle Rude argues that the Commonwealth could not prove Ms. Steinbacher was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle. Ms. Steinbacher was arrested after Williamsport City Police believed she switched seats with her boyfriend in order to avoid an arrest for DUI.

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