Rogan Law Articles Coroner Calls for Safety Measures after Fatal Trucking Accident

Coroner Calls for Safety Measures after Fatal Trucking Accident

By Rogan Law  May. 8, 2012 9:35a

A truck driver was killed recently when he lost control of his vehicle at a sharp curve in the highway. The semi pulling a tractor trailer over turned and the trucker died at the scene of the accident. The highway has a sign a distance before the sharp curve indicating that there is a 9 ½% downhill grade but there is nothing warning drivers about the turn. Neighbors in the area say there have been many wrecks at that turn, especially when drivers speed down the hill and are unfamiliar with what lies ahead. There have been a total of 20 reported accidents at that location in last 10 years. After the most recent fatal trucking accident the local coroner is calling on PennDOT (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation) to put up a clear warning indicating to drivers that there is a sharp curve ahead in the highway after the steep grade. If you were injured in an accident involving a big rig, semi, 18-wheeler or other commercial truck in the northeastern Pennsylvania area, a Scranton trucking accident lawyer may be able to help you seek damages.

About Trucking Accident Injuries in the Scranton Area

The sheer size and mass of a large commercial truck, whether it is pulling a tractor trailer or other type of trailer or not, can cause a great deal of damage. The fragile human body has little protection against such collisions. What may be a minor fender bender for a semi truck could mean a mangled sedan with serious injuries and death. Nearly 400 fatalities resulted from rollover accidents involving big rigs according to 2008 data.

Scranton Truck Accident Attorney

Get the help of a truck accident attorney if you suffered serious injuries in an accident caused by another in the Scranton area. A lawyer on the dedicated team at Rogan Law believes in doing everything possible to get our client full compensation for the pain, medical care and other damages caused by the recklessness of another. We offer a free case evaluation for those that would like to see if they have a case and what we may be able to do to get the results desired. Don't hesitate to call us today!

Contact a Scranton truck accident lawyer at our law firm if you were hurt in a trucking crash that was caused by another's negligence.

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