Pennsylvania roadways such as I-79 and I-90 are busy and congested at all times of the year. When distracted, fatigued and otherwise negligent truck drivers enter the scene, a highway drive can turn tragic in an instant.
Large trucks and commercial vehicles pose a unique threat when involved in an accident. At McCormick & Vilushis LLC, our attorneys understand the catastrophic consequences that can unfold when a collision with a large vehicle occurs. Aside from the considerable damage and injury that can result, liability can also be complex, and we take pride in helping Erie residents as they navigate the aftermath of these serious accidents.
Some of the many hazards 18-wheelers (semitrucks) introduce to Pennsylvania roads include accidents caused by:
Depending upon the time of year, drivers must exercise additional caution to avoid accidents caused by snow, ice and other dangerous conditions. When they fail to do so, innocent drivers and passengers may suffer life-altering and even fatal injuries.
Even if a driver exercises perfect judgment on the road, an accident can still happen at the fault of the other driver. When the other motorist is operating a truck or commercial vehicle, the actions that should follow after an accident are important:
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