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Pittsburgh Tractor Trailer Accident Attorney

Call them what you want – big trucks, semis, macks, tractor-trailers. These large vehicles provide valuable services to the economy, but they can cause serious damage in an accident. If you or a loved one have been injured and need a Pittsburgh tractor-trailer accident attorney, you can count on us to be by your side. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we have the experience you need to get to the bottom of what happened. Our goal is to secure compensation for all of your accident-related expenses.

What we know about tractor-trailer crashes

Tractor-trailers can reach weights of up to 80,000 pounds. The average passenger vehicle only weighs 4,000 pounds. In a collision, the results are often devastating for passenger vehicle drivers and their passengers.

The US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says that, for the latest reporting year, there were:

  • 4,761 total large truck crash fatalities
  • Nearly 150,000 large truck crash injuries

Closer to home in Pennsylvania, the Department of Transportation says that there were nearly 7,000 total large truck crashes on our roadways during the latest reporting year. They caused thousands of injuries and led to 145 fatalities.

What are the most common injuries we see?

Injuries from large truck crashes are often severe. It is not uncommon for our Pittsburgh tractor-trailer accident attorneys to see the following:

In many cases, truck accident victims need extensive medical attention and long-term care. They can lose income and suffer from immense emotional and psychological damages. It is important that victims receive fair compensation for their losses.

How do these incidents happen?

The Pennsylvania DOT is quick to points out the vehicle failure is a major contributor to heavy truck crashes. Because of the sheer size and weight of these vehicles, truck companies must regularly inspect each vehicle and repair any damage immediately. A single tire blowout can lead to devastating consequences on the roadways.

All truck drivers should be fully trained to operate their vehicles. Under no circumstances should a tractor-trailer driver be impaired or distracted behind the wheel. They should follow all federal safety regulations regarding how many hours they can drive at a time.

Let us get to work on securing compensation today

If you or a loved one have been injured in a tractor-trailer crash, you may need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we are ready to help if the carelessness or negligence of a truck driver or company has caused you harm. Our goal is to secure the following:

  • Your current and future medical expenses related to the incident
  • Lost wages and benefits if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Possible punitive damages against those responsible

If you need a Pittsburgh tractor-trailer accident lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 888-988-9467.

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