Although truckers play an essential role in our economy, there are thousands of accidents, leading to injuries and fatalities, expensive insurance claims, and lengthy traffic jams as a result of truck driver negligence. According to the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) more than 500,000 accidents involving big trucks (tractor trailers) occur each year on average. It’s impossible to make the operator of another vehicle drive more safely, but you can take steps to help keep you and your passengers safer while sharing the road with tractor trailers. These six tips come from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration:
Be a safe Pennsylvania driver and be aware of the truck drivers in your path. If, however, you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a trucking accident, remember that one of the most important steps is to seek representation from a qualified, personal injury lawyer familiar with all the nuances of the law when a truck accident occurs in Pennsylvania. Contact us for a free consultation with our team of attorneys at Scartelli Olszewski.
Peter Paul Olszewski, Jr., a shareholder and managing partner at Scartelli Olszewski, P.C., brings 37 years of litigation experience. He is a renowned trial lawyer in Pennsylvania, specializing in medical malpractice, personal injury, and criminal defense. Peter's notable achievements include securing multi-million-dollar verdicts and serving as District Attorney and Judge. He is committed to community involvement and is actively engaged in various legal associations.
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