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It’s that time of year again, more trucks on the road for Holiday needs.  Unfortunately, this increase in truck traffic can result in more trucking accidents.  There are demands on the trucks to make more deliveries and sometimes, there are greater time demands on the truck drivers as well.It’s that time of year again, more trucks on the road for Holiday needs.  Unfortunately, this increase in truck traffic can result in more trucking accidents.  There are demands on the trucks to make more deliveries and sometimes, there are greater time demands on the truck drivers as well.
Trucking accidents are collisions involving semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, 18-Wheelers or other commercial vehicles that cause property damage and/or personal injuries.  Knowing what to do after a truck accident can be overwhelming.  You need to get medical attention as soon as possible. Some of the most severe injuries may not be readily apparent at the scene of the truck accident. No one should have to suffer the consequences of being struck by a tractor-trailer but unfortunately, the sheer size and weight of these vehicles can lead to catastrophic and life changing injuries
If you are hit by a commercial truck, you may be eligible to sue the truck driver in addition to the company who hired the driver, and trucking companies can be hard to locate. A tractor-trailer truck driver can only drive the truck a certain number of hours and must log each of those hours. Obtaining tractor-trailer truck logs and inspection reports can be complicated.  A tractor- trailer truck may also have a sort of black box that needs to be preserved, so that you can definitively determine whether or not the tractor-trailer truck was speeding, breaking or engaged in some other sort of negligent conduct that caused the truck accident.
If you are involved in a truck accident, you need to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to best protect yourself and your family.  Remember through Wednesday, November 15th, it is Walk In Wednesday here to discuss trucking accidents and all your personal injury needs.

Author: Catherine R. O’Donnell

Attorney

O’Donnell Law Offices
267 Wyoming Ave.
Kingston, PA 18704

E-Mail: cro@odonnell-law.com
Phone: (570) 821-5717
Fax: (570) 821-5799

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