Every year in Pennsylvania, a huge number of accidents occur on the roads and many of these involve commercial vehicles such as big-rig trucks. Any road accident can be a devastating event, resulting in widespread damage and serious injuries for all involved. However, truck accidents can often be particularly serious, as the size and weight of these vehicles combined with heavy and potentially hazardous loads add to the danger.
If you are injured in a truck crash, your first thought may be to seek compensation. After all, you should not have to pay the price for someone else's negligence. All too often, lives are put at risk by drivers who disregard the rules of the road and pay too little heed to the risk they are posing to themselves and other road users.
However, as this article on accident liability details, it is not only the driver of the truck who may be held responsible for the crash. For example, in an incident where the truck malfunctioned for some reason, it may be the case that the manufacturer of the truck was at fault. In other cases, the supplier may be to blame, or the individual or organization responsible for the truck's repair and maintenance.
It can be a complicated matter to get to the bottom of, but luckily you do not need to figure it out alone. An attorney can weigh the details of your case and may prove to be of invaluable assistance. He or she can advise you on how to proceed and may be able to assist you with putting together your claim and pursuing the full extent of the compensation that you deserve from all parties involved in the accident you have suffered.