Many people who have traveled on Pennsylvania’s state highways, especially on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, have most likely noticed the large amount of tractor-trailers. Although many of these drivers are conscientious and considerate, many others are aggressive, speed, and frequently switch lanes without signaling. As a result, Pennsylvania has a high number of tractor-trailer accidents, which can lead to serious accidents and fatalities for neighboring cars and trucks.
One such case of a Pennsylvania tractor-trailer accident has been recently publicized in the local media. In this particular case, a tractor-trailer driver in Lebanon County, PA failed to signal before pulling back out onto the highway at under 20 miles per hour, causing a neighboring car to crash into the truck. The crash claimed the life of the car’s driver, who was a father of four. His widow sued the trailer driver and his employer for a variety of charges, including wrongful death, negligence, and punitive damages. The judge ruled in favor of the victim’s family, awarding over 2 million dollars in damages.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident due to the fault of a tractor-trailer, it might be time to consult with an attorney. Attorney Doug Stoehr represents clients in Blair and the surrounding counties in central and western Pennsylvania. For more information on his law firm, please visit his website at http://www.stoehrlaw.com or call his office at 814-946-4100.
To read more about the Lebanon County tractor-trailer lawsuit and verdict, please visit this website: http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/01/13/64479.htm.