Experienced Beaver County, Pittsburgh area, and Western PA Lawyer for Trucking Accident Victims

Trucks are vital to our country.  The trucking industry provides thousands of good jobs for people and their trucks deliver the goods to our stores that allow us to live the comfortable lives we lead. Commercial trucks though, by their very nature are exceptionally large and heavy.  Truck drivers must therefore be extra careful in operating their vehicles.  Trucks have longer stopping distances because of their weight and the turning radius of trucks are much greater than that of a passenger car.  Commercial vehicles are also driven much heavier than cars, creating a risk that a truck’s mechanical functions can fail. Commercial truckers also tend to drive long distance and face a risk of falling asleep while driving.

Mechanical failure or driver negligence can lead to a crash between a truck and a car.  When this happens, the occupants of the car can suffer significant injuries because of the difference in size and weight between the truck and the car. If you have been injured because of the negligence of a truck driver, contact Pennsylvania’s Palmieri & Matvey today. We are a full-service personal injury law firm, based in Bridgewater, representing injured victims and their families.

Call 724-709-7958 now for a free consultation

 Common Causes of Truck Crashes

  • Driving too fast
  • Steering overcorrection
  • Overloaded/overweight vehicle
  • Intoxicated, inattentive or sleepy driver
  • Mechanical failure due to poor maintenance

2007 National Crash Facts
BrownBullet 4,584 Large Trucks and 278 Buses Involved in Fatal Crashes
Brown Bullet 4,808 Fatalities in Crashes Involving Large Trucks and 322 Fatalities in Crashes Involving Buses
Blue Bullet 139,587 Large Trucks and 12,917 Buses Involved in Non-Fatal Crashes
Blue Bullet 56,487 Large Trucks and 6,953 Buses Involved in Injury Crashes
Blue Bullet 83,908 Injuries in Crashes Involving Large Trucks and 15,888 Injuries in Crashes Involving Buses
Blue Bullet 83,100 Large Trucks and 5,964 Buses Involved in Towaway Crashes
Blue Bullet 2,248 Large Trucks and 10 Buses Involved in Hazmat (HM) Placard Crashes

Source: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration: Large vehicle crash Statistics

Contact Attorney Matvey for a Free Initial Consultation – Fees Based on Results for You

If you have been injured in a crash caused by a tractor-trailer truck or other commercial vehicle, please contact attorney Thomas R. Matvey. We believe you have right to full compensation and will fight to protect your interests.

Visit our office for a free consultation regarding your trucking accident. We will deal with the insurance companies so you can focus your attention on recovery. Attorney Thomas R. Matvey, is an experienced negotiator and litigator and has handled numerous injury and third-party claims.  Should we be unable to reach an agreement in your case, we can file a lawsuit to protect your rights.  When we sue on your behalf, we will guide you through the legal system and protect your rights.  Lawsuits involving trucking companies can be filed against the truck driver and the commercial trucking company, ensuring that the lawsuit properly protects all available claims for your injuries stemming from the truck accident.

Contact Attorney Matvey today at 724-709-7958 to discuss your accident case.