Pennsylvania truck accidents often cause the most catastrophic injuries. What is worse is when those accidents were preventable. Many of the trucking accidents are caused directly as a result of driver fatigue. Our law firm has spent considerable time and effort in researching and understanding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations as they pertain to the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations.
Recently, we were able to obtain a substantial recovery for a family devastated by a trucking accident. Specifically, we were able to prove that the commercial truck driver responsible directly violated the hours-of-service regulations and should not have been operating his vehicle when the accident occurred.
Even worse, we were able to establish that the trucking company who employed the driver, had a habit and history of violating these same federal regulations and were doing so strictly for pecuniary gain. As a result, punitive damages were sought against both the driver and the company. Prior to trial, we were able to obtain a multi-million dollar settlement which will provide a lifetime of financial support for a devastated family.
There is no amount of money that can cure serious personal injuries. However, monetary compensation can help injured victims with future medical needs and can make life at least economically bearable.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a Pennsylvania trucking accident, let our our experience in litigating complex truck accident cases work for you to punish the drivers and trucking companies responsible.