Equipped To Handle Trucking Accident Cases

Accidents involving trucks can be devastating and complicated. Injuries are often catastrophic and require intensive medical treatment. These injuries can be life-changing and greatly change your way of life. At Douglas, Joseph & Olson, we have the experience, skill and reputation to carefully handle your case.

Understanding The Causes Of Truck Accidents

Tractor-trailer accidents need attention to detail and a willingness to investigate. Our lawyers have over 45 years of experience working with the victims of truck crashes. We take a thorough, aggressive approach to advocate on your behalf.

Truck accidents can happen for many reasons. Common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Inadequate driver training
  • Insufficient vehicle maintenance
  • Improperly weighted loads
  • Underqualified or unqualified drivers
  • Unsecured loads
  • Excessive speed
  • Carelessness

We will examine the event to see if any of these circumstances were at play when the crash occurred. Our investigators will protect the evidence and secure the necessary witness testimony. We also retain qualified experts such as engineers and accident reconstructionists to aid us in our investigation.

Experienced In The Pursuit Of Justice

Some commercial truck drivers are owner-operators and others are employees of trucking companies. Different parties can be held responsible, depending on the circumstances and status of the driver. Our attorneys know that each case is unique and will take the time to understand who can be held responsible.

Possible parties include:

  • The truck driver
  • The transportation company
  • The owner of the truck
  • The loading facility
  • The entity responsible for the truck's contents
  • The entity responsible for maintaining the truck

Helping You Through Difficult Times

Trucking companies often have unlimited resources and large teams of legal counsel at their disposal. Having your own legal team is necessary to protect your rights. We want you to know that you are entitled to compensation when your accident is due to negligence. Our experienced team will advocate on your behalf. Contact us via email through our online contact form to see how we can help or call us at 724-704-0554 to speak to one of our dedicated lawyers today. For your convenience, we have offices in Hermitage and Jamestown, Pennsylvania.