I don’t know about everyone, but when I am traveling on Pennsylvania or Philadelphia roads, trucks scare me. They’re huge, seem to ignore speed limits, I can’t see the driver, and there are so many of them that often times I feel boxed in a convoy of trucks which I can’t avoid. It frightens me to think what could happen to me and my family in a collision with one of these monsters. As a truck accident lawyer in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, I have seen the consequences of these horrific accidents.
Several years ago I represented a young man who was working construction on the Pennsylvania Turnpike when a tractor trailer driver fell asleep at the wheel, crashing into my client’s parked vehicle. He suffered irreparable brain damage.
As an Op-Ed in the New York Times recently pointed out, these accidents are going to continue to happen unless Congress stops coddling the trucking industry. [Read more…]