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What to Do When Hazardous Materials Spill During a Truck Crash

What to do if you have been in a truck crash with chemical spills or hazardous materials

Tanker trucks transport the majority of U.S. shipments: they haul gasoline, diesel, specialty chemicals, food grade and dry bulk on a daily basis. With the increasing transportation of goods, the number of tanker truck accidents on our roads has also been on the rise. Tankers frequently haul hazardous and highly flammable materials, and a crash with these large, precarious vehicles could mean enduring serious burns, smoke inhalation injuries, or even death. Road surfaces can become extremely unsafe, air quality can be compromised, and fires and explosions can result from sudden hazardous waste disturbances.

If you or a loved one have been in a truck crash involving a hazardous materials spill, there may be multiple responsible parties, and the crash may require in-depth investigations. You will need a truck accident lawyer with a reputation, […]

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What Are the Emergency Procedures a Truck Driver Must Take After a Truck Accident?

Truck drivers must comply with all regulated requirements for emergency efforts after a truck accident

Certain emergency procedures must be put into practice after a truck accident, and these efforts are mandatory for truck drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) mandates rules and regulations to ensure safe roads, and trucker drivers have a definitive list of timely measures and protocols that must be taken when driving, and in the event of a truck accident.

If you or your loved one have been involved in a truck accident, dealing with the details and aftermath can be frustrating, stressful, and devastating: reach out to an experienced truck accident lawyer with a successful track record to get the support and guidance to ensure that no stone is left unturned. An experienced truck accident attorney at Munley Law has the resources and expertise to deal with commercial company’s representation and to fight for the compensation that you deserve. […]

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When is the Trucking Company Liable?

Know what criteria and laws fault trucking companies as the guilty party in a truck accident

If you or a loved one has been in a truck accident, chances are you are not sure whether or not the truck driver or the trucking company, or both, are ultimately responsible. Truck accidents are complex and multi-faceted; fault can range from broker liability to driver fatigue. Overwhelming, stressful events like this are best dealt with by consulting a truck accident lawyer who has a successful track record, and who has the resources and expertise to manage all the details of your particular case.

At Munley Law, our truck accident attorneys have decades of experience, are nationally recognized, and are experts at aggressively pursuing the justice and compensation that truck accidents deserve. Our team includes Daniel Munley and Marion Munley, nationally recognized as the top Pennsylvania trucking lawyers in the nation. […]

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What Are the Causes of Jackknife Truck Accidents?

Can You Avoid a Jackknife Truck Accident?

A jackknife accident is exclusive to involving semi-trucks and tractor-trailers, and can range from creating minor or major damages; often, the outcome of these accidents is significant and devastating. The causes for these types of accidents vary, but the consistent factor is that an environmental or mechanical fault instigates the truck to jackknife at the sudden onset. Commercial trucks can weigh more than 80,000 pounds and are 25 times the size of an average passenger vehicle. Needless to say, the impact and force of such an accident can bring about serious injuries, especially to passenger car victims.

If you or your loved one have been involved in a jackknife truck wreck, contact an experienced truck accident lawyer to seek compensation from the truck driver, trucking company, or others that may be potentially negligent in the truck accident. […]

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Defective Truck Parts Can Cause Trucking Accidents

Are Defective Truck Parts a Problem?

Trucking accidents are a serious issue that can cause harm to many people on the roads in Pennsylvania. When big commercial trucks collide with passenger vehicles, the results can be devastating. Unfortunately, sometimes the cause of these accidents is due to defective truck parts, such as tire problems and faulty brakes.

In this blog post, our truck accident lawyer discusses what faulty vehicle parts are, how defective parts can cause many truck accidents, and why it is important to hold those responsible accountable for the harm they have caused. If you get into a truck accident caused by a defective truck part, our trucking accident lawyers at Munley Law are here to help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

truck flipped on its side after a semi truck accident

What are Defective Truck Parts?

Defective parts are parts of a truck that don’t work properly or are faulty. […]

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