Truck Accident Attorneys at Munley Law explain truck driver pay and job-related hazards
Truck drivers are essential to our economy and should be compensated as such. While truck driving can be a good way to make a living, it is not without risks. Many trucking and transportation companies prioritize safety and the wellbeing of their workers; however, some companies push their drivers to physical and financial limits, which can have disastrous effects on driver safety. As truck accident attorneys, we represent many truck drivers who have been hurt on the job. A truck accident attorney knows how trucking company practices and safety violations can put truckers at risk. In this article, we will outline the various ways truck driver pay is determined, and highlight important links between driver pay and highway safety.
What is the average truck driver’s salary?
According to salary.com, […]Read More
Truck Accident Statistics You Should Know About in 2021
In today’s consumer-driven market, manufacturers and businesses are under increased pressure to reduce delivery times. For this, the trucking industry has cemented itself as the most reliable delivery method of goods across the United States. With an estimated worth of close to $800 billion, trucking is responsible for most overland freight in the US.
Since they’re large and often packing a lot of weight, truck crashes can be especially serious and result in devastating injuries. Some of the factors that contribute to truck accidents include:
- Poor truck braking capability that results in taking 20-40% longer to stop
- Truck driver fatigue
- Weight of the trucks
In this article, you will find an overview of the most important truck accident statistics 2021.
Truck Accidents Cause Roughly 130,000 Injuries Each Year
A variety of factors – […]Read More
Not all truck crashes are caused by truck drivers
One minute you are driving your truck along the highway and contributing to Pennsylvania’s economy as you always do. Next minute you wake up in the ER, all battered and bruised, only for the nurse to tell you that you’re a victim of a vehicular accident. Luckily, you only sustained superficial non-life-threatening injuries, but you have to stay in the hospital for a few weeks for a full recovery.
But what about other truck drivers and occupants who aren’t lucky to survive such accidents? Or, those who sustain life-altering and life-threatening long-term injuries and can’t work or provide for their families anymore? Sadly, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that Pennsylvania hit the top 10 states with the highest average fatal truck accidents. Due to their sheer size, cargo capacity, and speed, these behemoths cause a lot more damage than the average vehicular accident. […]Read More
What qualifications should you look for in an Allentown truck accident lawyer?
Suffering injuries in an Allentown truck accident can turn your life upside down. Suddenly, you face medical expenses you never planned for, a shrinking income from missing work, and pain and anguish that make even the most ordinary day-to-day activities challenging. In the midst of that stress and strain, choosing the right lawyer to represent you can feel like an uncertain, unwelcome process.
To help you get started, let’s review some key qualifications to look for when selecting an attorney to represent you in seeking compensation for your Allentown truck accident injuries.
1. Truck Accident Case Experience
To start, you need a lawyer who has experience representing clients who have suffered injuries in commercial truck accidents, specifically. A lawyer who only has car accident case experience will not do. You need a truck accident attorney. […]Read More
A Dickson City man and a Philadelphia woman were killed in a crash with a tractor trailer on I-81 in Moosic, PA at around 11:20 PM Wednesday, October 7, 2020. The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that fire departments from Moosic, Avoca and Taylor responded to the crash scene, along with multiple EMS units. The highway was shut down for hours overnight before reopening around 7AM on Thursday morning. Initial reports say that the tractor-trailer struck the victims’ vehicle while attempting to change lanes; both vehicles then went over an embankment and the car was crushed under the truck. The truck driver was not seriously injured.
Additional investigation will determine the exact cause of the crash. The days following a tractor-trailer crash will be critical in collecting and preserving evidence in order to determine if negligence contributed to this tragedy. Most tractor-trailers are equipped with black box data recorders containing all kinds of information about the truck and driver in the moments leading up to the crash. […]Read More