According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 3,757 people were killed and another 88,000 were injured in accidents involving large trucks in 2011. Unsurprisingly, due to the size difference between large tractor-trailers and passenger vehicles, these accidents generally result in serious injury or death. If your tractor-trailer truck has been involved in an accident, contact Attorney Wayne Punshon.
Many dangerous factors are present on roadways, and often contribute to trucking accidents. These factors include:
- Water pools
- Sharp or unmarked curves
These and other hazards pose a danger to all motor vehicles and pose an extra challenge to tractor-trailers. Additionally, large trucks often take the blame for accidents due to a general prejudice that seems to exist in the community. However, the NHTSA reports that large trucks were 3.2 times more likely than other vehicles to be struck in the rear in two-vehicle fatal crashes and, of the large trucks involved in fatal crashes, only 2 percent of drivers had a blood alcohol level above the legal limit (compared to 23 percent of passenger car divers or 29 percent of motorcycle drivers with above the limit blood alcohol levels).
Contact Attorney Wayne Punshon
My name is Wayne Punshon. I have more than 32 years of legal experience, including 22 years as a Pennsylvania prosecutor. I have an extensive understanding of the criminal laws in Pennsylvania, as well as the rules of criminal procedure. Let me use my considerable knowledge, skill, experience and resources to protect your constitutional rights.
I take a direct approach, learning as much as I can about your accident, as well as your goals, so that I can give you a timely and accurate assessment of your case. To schedule a free initial consultation, contact me online or call my office at 610-565-8412. I accept credit cards and will meet with you outside of traditional business hours, if necessary.