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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