Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC

In 2019 alone, across the United States, large trucks and buses were linked to 5,237 fatal crashes, 127,000 crashes involving injury, and 414,000 crashes with property damage alone, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). If you were involved in one of these accidents and want to learn more about your options, a Doylestown semi-truck accident attorney at Drake, Hileman, and Davis, PC is available for a risk-free, cost-free initial case assessment and evaluation. 

Recoverable Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents

We are able to help our clients collect compensation and damages for the costs linked to their semi-truck accident when the accident that led to their injuries was caused by the semi-truck. Common causes of semi-truck accidents include: 

  • Distracted Driving: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation notes that “anything that causes you to either take your attention away from driving, take your eyes off the road or take your hands off the wheel is a distraction”. 
  • Drowsy/Fatigued Driving: To drive safely and responsibly on the road, drivers must be capable of effectively responding to changes in road conditions and sudden demands that traffic may require. Also, adequate rest between and prior to shifts is essential.
  • Defective Equipment or Poor Maintenance: When brakes or other equipment malfunction, or poor maintenance leads to an accident, the equipment manufacturer, vehicle repair facility, or trucking company may be responsible for damages that result from the accident.

Truck drivers have a responsibility to drive safely and with great caution, particularly given the increased dangers associated with the weight, height, and slower ability to respond to conditions on the road and other demands while driving a tractor-trailer. When a truck driver or their employer has engaged in an activity that puts other drivers on the road at risk, they may be liable for the damages that result in negligent, careless or reckless conduct. 

When Should I Contact a Doylestown Semi-Truck Accident Attorney? 

It is important to seek out immediate medical attention following an accident to ensure the health of yourself and any passengers. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent due to the adrenaline and excitement of an accident, so medical consideration is helpful in every situation. Once you have sought out medical attention, you should then reach out to a Doylestown semi-truck accident attorney at Drake Hileman & Davis, so that we can begin to gather evidence to represent you in your claim against the insurance company.

Connect with a Doylestown Semi-Truck Accident Attorney to Explore Options on Your Case 

A semi-truck is any large truck that is towing a trailer, and the streets and highways are increasingly full of them. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a semi-truck, 18-wheeler, or other large commercial vehicles on the road, you may have a claim to recover compensation for your medical costs, lost earnings, and other damages. To learn how our lawyers can help, give us a call at 215-348-2088, or visit our site to schedule a free no-hassle consultation.