Pennsylvania Truck Accident Attorneys
Serving Our Community for Over 130 Years
Accidents between passenger cars and tractor-trailer trucks on Pennsylvania roads and highways can be catastrophic events, resulting in severe injuries and property loss. Truck accidents result from any number of factors, including driver distraction, drowsy driving, and sometimes even unethical or negligent practices by the trucking company.
If you are driving a smaller automobile, your life is at risk if you are in an accident with a large truck, whether it's a tanker truck, 18-wheeler, delivery van, or any other large commercial vehicle. The average 18-wheeler can weigh approximately 30 times more than the average passenger vehicle.
Our Attorneys Have Experience Handling Truck Accident Cases
Truck accident cases are typically marked by many complex issues because of the federal regulations involved. A thorough investigation must be done in order to analyze driving records, background checks, hiring practices, driver logs and truck maintenance to determine the source of negligence. Metzger Wickersham has handled many complicated truck accident cases over the years, and our knowledgeable Harrisburg truck accident lawyers hold a track record of achieving successful results for injured clients.
Trucking Companies are Aggressive Adversaries
All motorists are expected to operate their vehicles safely on the road. However, due to the size of 18-wheelers and tractor-trailers, commercial drivers have a special duty to operate their rigs with extra care and professionalism. Trucking companies and their drivers are required to carry more insurance coverage and must meet higher safety standards, including many federal regulations that other vehicles do not have to meet.
Trucking companies generally have large resources and large insurance companies backing them up. They will do whatever they can to collect evidence and protect their own interests. That's why it is important to contact a Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer immediately after an accident with a truck. Without professional legal representation, it is quite likely that your rights will be undermined and that you will be forced to settle for less than what your accident actually cost you.
Fight for Maximum Compensation with Metzger Wickersham!
At Metzger Wickersham, a skilled truck accident attorney in Harrisburg, PA may be able to assist you or your loved one with your case. With over 130 years of continuous legal service to Pennsylvania residents, our firm's experience speaks for itself. If we represent you, you can rest assured that our lawyers and paralegals will handle your case with unmatched dedication, compassion and professionalism every step of the way.