Any accident involving a motor vehicle has the potential to be life-threatening and could change your life forever. But when that motor vehicle is a truck, because of the vast difference in size between a typical car and a big rig, the outcome can be even more traumatic. If you’ve been in an accident with a big rig, you need to retain the services of an experienced truck accident attorney in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to proving negligence to help you win damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills and other expenses, your attorney will need to identify all the parties responsible for the accident.
On the surface, it is easy to point the finger of blame at the truck driver if they caused the accident. However, there may be many other parties who should also be held accountable.
For example, if the driver works for a trucking company, then it is imperative to look at the exact relationship between the two. The drive may be an independent contractor or an actual employee. A trucking company has the responsibility of maintaining rigs in good and safe working order, and when they do not, driving the rigs can make them unsafe for the driver and everyone else on the road. If the brakes give out because they have not been properly serviced, then an attorney may also seek damages from the company as well.
In other instances, road conditions may play a role in the accident. If a road is poorly maintained or signage is inadequate, those could also be contributing factors to an accident. An attorney will need to look at those elements as well when pursuing a case.
Digging deep to find all the answers requires an experienced truck accident attorney who will know where to look and what questions to ask to make sure you are fairly and aggressively represented.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident involving a truck, contact Master Weinstein and Moyer to explore your legal options. We serve clients in Philadelphia and the surrounding Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York communities.