Montgomery County Truck Accident Lawyer

More and more accidents are happening on the roadways. For those who operate a vehicle with three axles and up to eighteen wheels, such accidents can have devastating effects. If you or a loved one are a resident of Montgomery County who has been negatively impacted by a truck accident, it is paramount to seek legal representation and recourse. Injuries sustained in a trucking accident can result in life-long complications and financial setbacks. Having a Montgomery County truck accident lawyer advocate for your rights is the first step in regaining stability after such an event.

Trucking Accident Statistics

According to, there are more than 160,000 trucking accidents in the United States each year. Around 3% of those accidents are fatal; 32% result in injury. In 2022, Pennsylvania, Texas, California, and Illinois were in the top 5 for the most trucking accidents.

In other words, accidents related to large trucks are incredibly common in the United States, particularly in Pennsylvania. Furthermore, due to the scale of the vehicle involved, the probability for such accidents resulting in property damage and injury is very high. It is up to the driver of the rig to do everything within their ability to prevent accidents from happening.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Montgomery County, PA

Whether it was the truck driver’s negligence or the recklessness of surrounding drivers, trucking accidents can be caused for a variety of reasons. That said, because of the size of the truck and the hours during which truck drivers travel, some of the reasons are specific to the industry.

Here are some common causes of truck accidents in Montgomery County:

  • Fatigue
  • Improper passing
  • Alcohol and/or drug use
  • Hours of service violations
  • Improper turns
  • Failure to yield
  • Failure to report sleep apnea or to receive treatment
  • Reckless driving
  • Improper lane change
  • Poorly maintained and/or dysfunctional equipment
  • Disqualified driver
  • Following too closely
  • Distracted driving

Who Can Be Held Liable for Truck Accidents in Montgomery County?

In a car accident, determining who was at fault is generally easy. For instance, if you are going straight across an intersection on the green light and some in the left turn lane fails to yield and collides with your car, they are in the wrong. However, if the incident were to involve a commercial truck, there is a chance that more than two drivers are involved. As such, determining liability involves an intricate analysis of various factors and potential responsible parties. In Montgomery County, our team of truck accident lawyers at Raynes & Lawn meticulously assesses each case, leaving no stone unturned in identifying all parties liable for the incident.

Here are some of the parties who may be held liable for the incident:

Truck Driver

The primary liable party often includes the truck driver whose reckless or negligent behavior led to the accident. With the help of concrete evidence such as comprehensive police reports, credible witness testimony, and crucial data extracted from the truck’s black box, we aim to establish the liability of the driver.

Trucking Company

The trucking company, responsible for ensuring proper driver training, adherence to federal and state regulations, and meticulous vehicle maintenance, may be held accountable if they neglect these responsibilities. Our team conducts a thorough examination of the driver’s records and the maintenance history of the involved vehicle to ascertain the company’s liability.

Loading Company

In some instances, the company responsible for loading the cargo onto the truck may share liability if the cargo is improperly secured or loaded, leading to the accident. Our lawyers delve into the loading procedures and assess the loading company’s adherence to safety protocols.

Truck Manufacturer

If the accident results from inherent design flaws or manufacturing errors, the truck manufacturer could potentially be held responsible for the damages incurred. Our team investigates the vehicle’s manufacturing and design aspects to determine any culpability on the manufacturer’s part.

Another Driver

Occasionally, the actions of other motorists can force a truck driver to react swiftly, potentially resulting in an accident. In such scenarios, the conduct of the other driver might contribute to the incident, and our team diligently assesses the role of other drivers in the collision.

How to Prove Liability in a Trucking Accident?

Securing compensation in a personal injury lawsuit necessitates the demonstration of negligence, involving the establishment of duty, breach, causation, and damages:

  • Duty: The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care, such as the obligation of a truck driver to operate the vehicle safely and responsibly.
  • Breach: The defendant’s conduct must be shown to deviate from what a prudent person would have done in similar circumstances.
  • Causation: It must be established that the defendant’s actions directly contributed to the occurrence of the accident.
  • Damages: The plaintiff must have suffered quantifiable damages, which can include medical expenses, lost income, and physical and emotional suffering.

Reasons to Choose Raynes & Lawn as Your Montgomery County Truck Accident Lawyer

Due to the complexity of trucking accident cases, it becomes imperative to have a Montgomery County truck accident lawyer like those at Raynes & Lawn on your side. Here are some of the reasons to have Raynes & Lawn as your legal representative:

  • Extensive Experience: Our team at Raynes & Lawn boasts extensive experience in handling complex truck accident cases in Montgomery County, with a successful track record of securing substantial compensation for our clients.
  • Comprehensive Approach: We take a comprehensive approach to each case, conducting thorough investigations, gathering crucial evidence, and leveraging our in-depth knowledge of trucking regulations and laws to build a strong and compelling case on your behalf.
  • Dedicated Advocacy: Our dedicated team of truck accident lawyers prioritizes your best interests, working tirelessly to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries, damages, and losses.
  • Proven Results: With a history of achieving favorable outcomes for our clients, we have established a reputation for excellence and reliability, making us a trusted choice for individuals seeking effective legal representation in truck accident cases.

Contact Raynes & Lawn Today

For a thorough evaluation of your truck accident case and to explore your legal options, contact Raynes & Lawn today. Our knowledgeable and compassionate legal team is ready to provide you with the guidance and support you need during this challenging time. Call us at 1-800-535-1797 or fill out the contact form to schedule a free consultation and take the first step towards securing the compensation and justice you deserve.

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