PA Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorneys, Freeburn Hamilton
A commercial vehicle is defined as a vehicle used for carrying goods or passengers – bus, train, semi-truck.
Commercial vehicle accidents are among some of the worst and most severe accidents that can occur. In 2015 3,852 people died in large truck accidents – 69% of these deaths were occupants of cars and other vehicles.
Drivers of cars are more vulnerable in commercial vehicle accidents due to the size of the vehicles. Trucks usually weigh 20-30 times more than passenger cars and are taller causing smaller vehicles to under ride trucks in accidents.
Here are some tips for motorists to remember when sharing the road with commercial vehicles:
- Always keep a safe distance – never ride to close to large commercial vehicles. They could suddenly stop and you want to make sure that they can see you behind them.
- Large commercial vehicles have larger blind spots – make sure you never put yourself in the way of a trucks blind spot.
- Commercial vehicles require more time to stop – it is never safe to pull in front of a large truck or to ride too close behind one, since it takes them longer to stop.
- It takes longer to pass – if you plan to pass a large truck make sure they can see you and never linger.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a commercial vehicle accident call Freeburn Hamilton today at 717-777-7777. You will speak with an experienced Commercial Vehicle Accident attorney for FREE to get the answers you deserve and the help you need.
Freeburn Hamilton has several offices throughout Central Pennsylvania to better serve our clients. We have offices in Harrisburg, York, Lewistown, Lancaster, Selinsgrove, Camp Hill, Huntingdon, Lebanon & Gettysburg. And, if you can’t come to us, we will come to your home, or meet you in the hospital. We are available 24/7 – evenings and/or weekends.
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2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 300, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Telephone Number: (717) 777-7777 or (570) 777-7777
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