Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC

Many of the most serious truck accidents are the result of poorly loaded, unsecured or overloaded freight. Poorly loaded freight shifts about in transit, causing trucks to become unbalanced. In some cases, an unsecured load can fall out of the truck and strike or endanger other vehicles. Overloaded trucks put great stress on key truck parts: brakes, tires and springs. An overloaded truck needs more distance to slow, and risks tipping, decoupling and jackknifing.

The other reason injuries from overloaded truck crashes are so serious is that the additional weight adds tremendous force to the collision. Drivers and passengers hit by an overloaded truck face a much higher likelihood of catastrophic injury — paralysis, traumatic brain damage, severe internal injuries — and very frequently, death.

Serving Allentown, Doylestown And Stroudsburg

If you are injured by a truck that was poorly loaded or overloaded, you will need to prove that point in order to obtain proper compensation. At Drake, Hileman & Davis, P.C., we have the investigative skills to determine exactly what happened in the accident that injured you or caused the death of a family member. Our attorneys’ ability to identify causation in truck accidents is a key reason we are able to obtain verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million.

Interstate trucking accident cases are governed and regulated by both Pennsylvania law and by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations. These regulations are more complex than those regulating ordinary car accidents. Our lawyers are adept at working with these regulations to pinpoint violations.

Overloaded and poorly loaded truck accidents occur because someone — the driver or the fleet that trained the driver — did not do his or her job. Our job at Drake, Hileman & Davis is to win compensation for those injuries. If you have been hurt in a tractor-trailer accident, contact our trucking accident lawyers toll free at 888-777-7098. We are available 24 hours a day to take your call.  We maintain five offices for your convenience, located in Doylestown, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and Stroudsburg.

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If you are interested in pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, or if you are simply curious about whether you have an actionable claim and would like to learn more, the attorneys at Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC can help.

We have decades of experience working with a variety of personal injury plaintiffs, including those who have suffered harm in motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, and more. It is this diverse personal injury practice that has afforded us the insight and practical know-how necessary to effectively litigate such claims (and to maximize the damages).

Unlike many other firms, we have demonstrated success litigating cases to conclusion. In other words, we are unafraid of the courtroom and we have brought many claims to trial. This willingness to litigate is important, not only because we are “ready” for the possibility of trial litigation, but also because it puts us in a superior bargaining position when navigating settlement negotiations.

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Serving Eastern Pennsylvania.

With offices in Allentown, Bethlehem, Doylestown, Easton and Stroudsburg, we represent accident victims in premises liability claims throughout eastern Pennsylvania.