Bucks County Truck Accident Attorney
Crashes involving large trucks — semis, 18-wheelers and tractor trailers — are known for causing massive injuries and damage. In fact, trucking accident result in hundreds of thousands of injuries and thousands of deaths every year. Because large trucks are so much more difficult to drive than passenger cars, truck drivers must have special licenses and adhere to strict laws specific to them. But despite the regulations, negligence does occur and often plays a large part in trucking collisions.
When truck accidents resulting from negligence lead to injuries or death, those harmed (or their loved ones) are entitled to compensation such as coverage for medical bills, property damage and even psychological trauma. The experienced Bucks County truck accident attorneys of Kardos, Rickles & Hand have successfully handled hundreds of trucking accident claims in their more than 40 years in practice, and are equipped to take on even the most complicated cases.
Truck Accidents and Injuries in Doylestown and Newtown
Even the most common or apparently minor truck accidents can cause serious injuries. At Kardos, Rickles & Hand, we handle the following types of trucking collision injury cases that often involve negligence:
- Rollovers – Trucks, with a high center of gravity, can roll over if not properly operated or if cargo is not properly loaded.
- Brake failure – If regular maintenance is not performed on a truck, the brakes may fail to work.
- Underride accidents – An inattentive truck driver may not see a car when changing lanes and could trap the smaller vehicle under the truck and drag it for a long way.
- Too wide turns – When making turns in a large truck, the driver must first swing in the opposite direction. If a truck driver fails to pay attention, he or she could collide with a car mid-turn, crushing the vehicle or pushing it off the road.
A truck driver who operates a vehicle while intoxicated can be found guilty of DUI or drug crimes. These charges are pursued in criminal court, just as domestic violence and sex crimes would be. A trucker involved in an accident who is also found guilty of such a crime faces larger penalties than those for negligence alone.
Attorneys Ready to Help Victims of Trucking Accidents Serving Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Qualified, respected, responsive. When you’ve been injured in a truck accident that was the result of negligence, the attorneys of Kardos, Rickles & Hand get the results you deserve. Located in Newtown, Pennsylvania, we are easily accessible to clients throughout Bucks County, Montgomery County and Mercer County. For more information, call us or contact our firm today.