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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.

Are you facing a driving violation? Call Law Offices of Patrick F. Lauer today at (717) 775-6110 or contact us online to start your defense!

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.

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Whose Fault Is a Truck Driving Accident?

It is usually straightforward to determine fault in a regular auto accident. There is evidence that one driver acted carelessly or recklessly and is responsible for the damage. For a truck accident, particularly one involving an employer who owns the truck, further investigation is required to determine fault. We may look at the following factors when determining fault:

  • Did the truck have any defects? Was the manufacturer at fault?
  • Did the truck receive any faulty repairs?
  • Did the driver act negligently?
  • Is anyone else liable for the accident? (an employer who didn’t have the correct maintenance done, for example)

This kind of investigation can be costly and time-consuming, but the experienced Harrisburg truck accident lawyers at Law Offices of Patrick F. Lauer will be able to ascertain if you have a valid case against another driver.

Protecting You From Severe Traffic Penalties

If you have been charged and convicted for at least 2 traffic-related offenses within a period of 3 years, your license for driving a commercial truck or vehicle can be suspended. The length of time for your suspension depends greatly on the number of violations or the severity of the violations. In addition to a license suspension, however, you can also face steep insurance costs, even if the situation was not your fault. This is why it is so important to begin building your case as soon as possible.

Avoiding the Harmful Consequences of Commercial Truck Charges

Incidents involving trucks and other commercial vehicles can be dangerous, and it is understandable that the law would want to protect drivers from harm. The problem is that in many cases, a truck driver is not the primary one at fault in these kinds of situations, yet commercial drivers are often forced to take the full blame. Losing your commercial driver license would not just be inconvenient but could strip you of your ability to financially provide for yourself and your family. Take action now by reaching out to our Cumberland County commercial truck driver lawyers.

Contact Law Offices of Patrick F. Lauer today to schedule a FREE consultation!

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  • More Than 50 Years of Combined Experience
  • Board Certified for More Than 25 Years
  • More Than 200 Jury Trials & 40,000 Preliminary Hearings
  • Never Lost a Sex Case or Murder Case at Trial
  • Certified in Field Sobriety Testing
  • Exceptional Experience in All Breath Testing Equipment

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