According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a total of 3852 people died in large truck accidents in 2015. Unfortunately, the vast majority of those who suffered fatal injuries were occupants of other passenger vehicles and cars and not the driver of the truck.
Many truck accidents are caused by driver negligence and could prompt a personal injury claim. A Duquesne University professor was recently killed in a trucking accident. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident. The political science professor was hit by a cement truck in Princeton and suffered fatal injuries. Although no charges were currently filed against the driver of the truck, the Princeton police indicated that the investigation was ongoing.
Many trucking accidents have complicated liability issues depending on a reconstruction of the scene of the accident in a comprehensive accident investigation. This is because liability may be found with the truck driver, the owner of the trucking company, the company that manufactured the truck and others. It is important to retain an experienced trucking accident attorney if you or someone you know has recently been involved in a truck accident. The driver may be held liable if he or she was engaged in aggressive, reckless, illegal, distracted, drowsy or drunk driving at the time of the accident. Having the services of a knowledgeable attorney can be extremely important for recovering compensation after an injury.
If you think that the truck driver or the trucking company could be liable for the injuries you sustained in a recent accident, getting an investigation carried out by the Law Office of Mark A. Smith may protect your legal right to compensation. Call to learn more at 412-567-9598 or fill out our convenient online contact form to get started today.
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