A surprising number of freeway truck accidents happen in what should be safe areas — on-ramps and exit ramps. In fact, however, they are the most dangerous elements in our interstate system, with more accidents per mile than any other area.
Sometimes the problem is trucks enter the off-ramp too fast, underestimating the distance to the intersection. Sometimes it is trucks changing lanes suddenly, in order to make a right or left turn. Sometimes the problem, especially in urban areas, is that the ramp is poorly designed, not allowing vehicles room to maneuver. Often the problem is simply that the driver has been on the road for hours, and does not know the local interstates and freeways. Lastly, it could be an inattentive driver trying to get on the highway, sideswiping your vehicle and causing a serious collision.
Serious Injury Suffered On Freeway Exit Ramps
At Drake, Hileman & Davis, P.C., we present people who were injured in truck accidents on or near to entrance ramps and exit ramps. Our practice covers much of eastern Pennsylvania, with offices in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Stroudsburg and Doylestown. Interstates and limited access freeways in all five of these areas include:
The Blue Route
The Pennsylvania Turnpike
The Northeast Extension
We assist persons injured in every kind of truck accident. Our clients include drivers, passengers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, truck drivers and pedestrians.
We Pursue Punitive Damages When Appropriate
When there is an aggravating factor in a case — drunk driving, distracted driving or speeding — our attorneys pursue punitive damages to discourage behavior of this type in the future. We also pursue wrongful death claims in cases where there are fatalities, and work with families whose lives have been shattered due to the loss of a loved one.
When trucks collide with cars, it’s not the truck that takes the brunt. Our goal at Drake, Hileman & Davis is to obtain compensation when you are injured in a truck accident. If you have been hurt by someone else’s negligence, contact our Pennsylvania exit ramp truck accident lawyers toll free at 888-777-7098. We are available 24 hours a day to take your call.