Truck accidents and car accidents can happen at any minute on any road in the United States, and even right here in Butler County. Commercial vehicles, in particular, are behind many accidents. With a full loaded commercial vehicle racing to meet deadlines and delivery destinations even a minor mistake can cause an accident.
Our team is ready to use our years of experience and creative thinking to help you and your family through these difficult times. We have the resources and knowledge not only how to help you through the complicated legal process, but also has experience working with accident investigators, medical professionals, and safety and truck specialists. We work with you and witnesses to help put your case together and ultimately your life back on the road.
Tractor Trailer Accidents in Butler County
Butler County is closely connected to the Pittsburgh region, and with it comes an influx of tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles that use Butler County Roads to deliver their cargo. Butler County has many notable roads that are used by all drivers including:
- Interstate 76 (the Pennsylvania Turnpike)
- Interstate 79
- Interstate 80
- US Route 19
- US Route 422
- Pennsylvania Route 8
- Pennsylvania Route 38
- Pennsylvania Route 58
- Pennsylvania Route 68
- Pennsylvania Route 108
- Pennsylvania Route 138
- Pennsylvania Route 173
- Pennsylvania Route 228
- Pennsylvania Route 258
- Pennsylvania Route 268
- Pennsylvania Route 288
- Pennsylvania Route 308
- Pennsylvania Route 356
- Pennsylvania Route 488
- Pennsylvania Route 528
- Pennsylvania Route 588
- Mars-Evans City Road (formerly Pennsylvania Route 855)
Recently in Middlesex Township there was a truck accident that highlights the dangers and reality that truck accidents have on Pennsylvania residents. Around 3 pm the intersection of Routes 8 and 228 there was an accident involving a tractor-trailer and a motorcycle. Unfortunately, the driver of the motorcycle did not live through his injuries. While there was no report on what caused the accident, this tragic event only shows that in an instant a life can be changed because of a tractor-trailer accident.
Why Hiring an Experienced Attorney can Help
When you are involved in a tractor-trailer accident there is first the greater likelihood that any injuries are going to be severe. Even a large sports utility vehicle is rather small compared to a fully loaded tractor-trailer. In addition to the difference in size, there are many other features of a truck accident that are different from a standard automobile accident or even a motorcycle accident.
Commercial drivers face a lot of challenges because of the size of their vehicle, their long hours, and the rigors of being on the road. In addition, they have additional requirements that other drivers do not have. One of the requirements that a driver of a commercial vehicle must abide by is keeping an up to date log book. Many of those who do not hire a lawyer are unaware of this requirement and how to go about receiving a copy of the log book. This is an important key to many truck accident cases because a log book may show that the driver had exceeded the amount of time that they are permitted to drive on the road without taking a break. This logbook requirement is a law on both the state and federal list of regulations.
In addition to these requirements, drivers are also expected to rigidly follow the rules of the road, however when there is an accident they often are protected by high-powered attorneys who work for the insurance companies serving their trucking company, which can make it intimidating for an injured person to seek recovery for their injuries.
- Serving, Butler Bruin, Callery
- Cherry Valley
- East Butler
- Eau Claire
- Evans City
- Karns City
- Seven Fields
- Slippery Rock
- West Liberty
- West Sunbury
Our truck accident team is ready and here for you when you have been involved in a truck accident. Do not be intimidated by large trucking companies.
Call a Truck Accident LAwyer today
Our trucking accident lawyers have over 100 years of combined award-winning experience in representing innocent victims who were catastrophically injured or killed in truck accidents. We are creative thinkers who know exactly where to look for the kind of evidence that can win complicated truck accident cases.