Harrisburg Commercial Truck Driver Attorney
Protecting the Rights of Commercial Truck Drivers in Cumberland County
When smaller vehicles like automobiles and bicycles are involved in accidents, it can lead to serious consequences. However, because commercial trucks are much larger, they can potentially cause much heavier damage to people and property during a crash. Therefore, the law seeks to impose especially harsh punishments on the drivers of these commercial vehicles.
What many do not realize is that when an accident occurs between a commercial truck and a normal automobile, the driver of the smaller car is often not paying attention or following traffic laws correctly, leading to the collision. Alternatively, the manufacturer of the truck may have supplied a faulty part, leading to a dangerous situation. It is not fair that you should bear the brunt of a penalty if others are the culprits. Rely on our knowledgeable Cumberland County and Harrisburg commercial truck driver attorneys to fight for your rights.
Commercial Truck Driver Cases We Handle
There are actually many types of charges which can be made against commercial truck drivers, and the prosecution will likely try to bring up multiple accounts to make you face maximum consequences. Fortunately, our attorneys have encountered and won many cases involving such convictions.
Some of the violations which we defend clients against include:
- Engaging in dangerous, reckless driving
- Driving while you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Unsafely changing lanes or not signaling
- Getting a speeding citation
- Violating the weight or type of freight standards
- Breaking traffic laws
- Violating out-of-service conditions
- Not following rules of equipment and tools
- Hitting someone with your vehicle who then passes away
- Committing a violation in relation to a school bus
- Breaking work zone laws
- Driving while your license is suspended
- Violations of the commercial logbook
How Dangerous Are Truck Driving Accidents?
Large trucks killed 4,136 people in the United States in 2018, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Bicyclists, pedestrians, motorcycle drivers, truck occupants, and occupants of passenger vehicles were victims. There are also significant numbers of serious injuries caused by truck accidents, including spinal cord injuries and brain injuries. A large truck was involved in 11 percent of all fatal motor vehicle accidents in 2018.