Dump trucks, typically used for transporting loose materials to and from construction sites, pose a danger to other drivers on the road due to their size and weight. If you or someone you love suffer a serious injury in an accident with a dump truck, consult a dump truck accident lawyer at Munley Law.
For more than 57 years, Munley Law has been the go-to Pennsylvania truck accident law firm. Our attorneys are nationally recognized as leaders in trucking law; Dan Munley is the former chairman of the Trucking Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice and Marion Munley currently serves as Vice Chair. Our dump truck accident lawyers are frequently asked to lecture on trucking laws and educate other lawyers about this complicated area of the law. Most importantly, we get results. In 2015, one of our truck accident settlements was the 2nd largest settlement reached by any lawyer in Pennsylvania. Call our dump truck accident lawyer today at 844-686-5397 . The consultation is free.
A Dump Truck Accident Lawyer at Munley Law Will Hold Truck Companies Accountable
If you suffer a serious injury in a dump truck accident, you may be able to pursue financial compensation for your medical bills, therapy, lost time from work, and pain and suffering. First, however, you’ll need to determine who was at fault. Responsibility may fall not only on the truck driver, but also on the driver’s employer and/or the truck’s owner.
Dump truck accidents, like all trucking accident cases, present unique challenges. The dump truck hauling and leasing companies may deny responsibility to avoid paying compensation to the victim. If a government agency owns the dump truck, sovereign immunity rules may apply. This is why it is vital that you have an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side.
Currently, any company that owns a permit for a dump truck bears responsibility for all accidents involving one of their vehicles – regardless of whether the dump truck driver is an employee or independent contractor. Trucking companies can be held accountable for failure to:
- Maintain the dump truck and its parts;
- Provide adequate training to drivers;
- Hire safe drivers;
- Conduct background checks on their drivers;
- Monitor dump truck driver safety and performance;
- Check log books and require accurate entries for the dump truck;
- Enforce limited driving hours for the dump truck drivers.
Trucking companies will often have investigators and lawyers at the scene of an accident right away to begin preparing their defense. We will respond just as quickly to preserve evidence, engage investigators, and begin building a winning case for you.
At Munley Law: No Fee Unless We Win
The dump truck accident lawyers at Munley Law operate on a contingency basis. This means that our attorneys only collect a fee (a portion of the settlement or verdict) if we win damages for you. You will not have to pay anything up-front or out of your own pocket.
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