Driving on Lancaster roads and highways alongside tractor trailers and other commercial trucks can sometimes be frightening. The fact that they are so much bigger than the other cars on the road, and that they usually have large blind spots where they cannot see you, can make the experience of traveling near one more stressful than driving near other cars.

The fact is, there are many truck drivers on the road who are careful and safe while out driving. Unfortunately, however, not all truck drivers are equally safe, and accidents with trucks and commercial vehicles do occur. And when they do, the damage can be extraordinary, both to your car and to you. If this has happened to you or a loved one, you need to get in touch with a Lancaster truck accident lawyer as soon as possible.

There are many reasons why a truck driver might not be as careful driving as they should be. Many truck drivers work long shifts, often late into the night. If they are not diligent, they can become tired while driving and may not being paying careful enough attention to their driving or to the other cars on the road. Many drivers also have a schedule that they must meet for deliveries, and so they often push longer and harder than they should to meet their deadlines, sometimes even driving longer than they should. Some drivers even use alcohol or illegal drugs to help them get through their drives and continue to drive while intoxicated, creating a high risk for possible accidents.

In addition, there are sometimes problems with the trucks themselves that can cause an accident, even if the truck driver is being as careful as possible. Companies are responsible for maintaining the safety and functionality of the trailers and the cabs by performing regular checks and maintenance on the vehicles. If something goes wrong with the vehicle because of a failure to perform the proper maintenance on the vehicle, such as the brakes going out, an accident could easily occur between the truck and another car or cars on the road.

The biggest concern about an accident involving a tractor trailer is the serious injuries that often result from these kinds of collisions. Because the truck is bigger than other cars on the road, a collision with a truck produces much more dangerous results than normal collisions. Truck accident victims often suffer whiplash, broken bones, bruises, and cuts. In serious or high speed accidents, the injuries can be much worse. They can include severe burns, lacerations, and even head or spinal injuries, and these injuries can sometimes turn into other severe medical issues, such as paralysis or permanent disabilities.

In fact, most injuries from accidents like this not only require a trip to the emergency room, but might even require surgery. And unfortunately, even if you have health insurance, these procedures can cost a good deal of money, especially on top of the costs needed to fix your car or buy a new one if it was totaled. And if you are disabled and cannot work, the lack of income can make these financial concerns even worse without a regular paycheck to help cover your bills.

This is why it is so important to get in touch with a Lancaster truck accident attorney right away after the incident. Our attorneys have extensive experience dealing with accidents in Lancaster, including truck accidents, and will be able to make sure that your bills are covered after your accident.

First, we will help you prepare your claim for the insurance company to show them that you deserve to be compensated for your medical bills and your vehicle costs. We will make sure that they treat you fairly and honestly, so that they do not try to offer you less than you deserve.

We will also pursue compensation from the truck driver and/or the company if they were responsible for the accident in any way, including negligence or failure to maintain the vehicle. Our lawyers are not afraid to take them to court if necessary to make sure they are held responsible for the issues that caused your injuries and your vehicle damage.

Don’t let an accident with a truck or tractor trailer put you in a terrible financial situation. Our attorneys are on your side every step of the way and will make sure that you are informed of the process and that your rights are protected. Call our offices today so that we can begin working on your case and make sure that your bills are covered

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    A car carrier overturned in Brecknock Township, near the Lancaster border, on Route 222. The accident closed that stretch of Route 222 and caused major traffic delays in the area for several hours before the accident could be cleared. The accident occurred around 11 in the morning on Route 222 South, very close to the Route 272 and Adamson interchange near Berks County, and the Denver interchange for the Pennsylvania Turnpike, in Lancaster County. As a result of the accident, the front end of the car carrier rolled onto its side in the median that was covered in snow, and the driver of the car carrier was trapped inside. He was stuck inside the front cab for about an hour before officials could rescue him. He was then taken to the nearby Reading Hospital. There has been no word on his injuries or his current status. A few of the cars that were being transported on the carrier fell off in the crash, meaning that officials responding to the accident had to move these cars individually before they could move the trailer and upright the front end to rescue the driver inside. Because of the accident, officials from Berks County and Lancaster County had to close Route 222 at the Adamson interchange and had to reroute traffic onto Route 272 / North Reading Road for over three and a half hours until the accident could be completely cleared. Southbound drivers were told to get on Route 272 South to bypass […]

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    A crash that occurred early in the morning on Route 30 in Lancaster County between two tractor trailers left four people injured, took down two traffic lights, and left a few utility poles damaged as well. Around 5 o’clock in the morning, a tractor trailer carrying 45,000 pounds of hybrid corn seed evidently failed to slow down enough while exiting off of Route 30 onto Lincoln Highway. It then hit the back of another tractor trailer, when it then veered off the road, hit another car and a pickup truck, and finally crashed into a utility pole. This occurred near Oakview Road in East Lampeter Township, near the Lancaster County Pennsylvania State Police barracks right by where Route 30 becomes Lincoln Highway East. The driver of the truck that veered off the road has been identified by police as Darryl Dixon, 36, of Philadelphia. He was listed as in serious condition at Lancaster General Hospital. The driver of the tractor trailer that was hit is Robert Naugle, 30, of Shippensburg. He was evidently not hurt in the collision. The driver of the car that was struck is Milton Myrick, 48, of Marietta, and he was evidently hurt in the accident. The driver of the pickup truck is David Ebling, 31, of York, and he was evidently not hurt. Witnesses at a nearby McDonald’s stated that they heard a loud noise and saw a damaged truck and wires hanging from the utility pole. Officials stated it would take hours to repair […]

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    An Amish woman from West Lampeter Township was seriously injured when her horse drawn buggy collided with a vehicle in East Lampeter Township. She was taken to Lancaster General Hospital and her situation has evidently improved slightly, from serious to fair, since the collision but is still suffering from her injuries. Rebecca Fisher, 27, was riding in her horse drawn buggy around 9:30 AM with her three daughters, ages 3 years, 21 months, and 4 months, when the vehicle hit her buggy while she was out riding on Route 896. Her youngest daughter was in a car seat. The vehicle, driven by 21 year old Matthew Tyler Maynard of Paradise, Pennsylvania, veered into the lane of oncoming traffic when it struck the buggy and later hit a light pole. The collision occurred at Joyce Lane, about half a mile north of Route 30. Maynard suffered from injuries to his face and head but was released from Lancaster General a few days later. The three children are reported to be in good condition at the Hershey Medical Center. Fisher and her daughters were thrown out of the closed buggy during the collision. The buggy was completely destroyed in the accident. There is no evidence that Fisher was involved in the crash, and there is no word about if Maynard will face any charges for the accident, but the police are not ruling out any causes for the accident. The horse ran from the accident and died in a driveway near the […]

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