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How Much Money Can I Get After a Truck Accident in Pennsylvania?

Truck accidents can be incredibly serious in Pennsylvania, and the Keystone State has seen a vast number of fatal crashes over the years. Those who have become seriously injured in a truck accident might be in dire need of financial compensation…
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Examples of Truck Driver Negligence in Philadelphia, PA

Road safety regulations are continually changing and being upgraded to help protect all drivers and to make the roads a safer place. Out of all drivers, truck drivers are required to act more responsibly and ensure they are fulfilling all the…
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The Legal Differences Between Truck Accidents and Car Accidents in Philadelphia

Many drivers and pedestrians who are involved in a truck accident often find themselves in a situation where they want to file a lawsuit against the truck driver and company. Truck accident lawsuits are so common because of the severe amount…
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A tractor trailer accident caused fatal injury at the I-70 roadside scene near Pittsburgh. 

Pennsylvania – January 11, 2021 An accident occurring on I-70 near Pittsburgh resulted in fatal injury to an Ohio truck driver who was on the side of the road working on a disabled big rig when he was struck by another tractor trailer. …
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Tanker driver actions impact Pennsylvania attorneys’ efforts for damage compensation.

Pennsylvania – December 18, 2020 Major traffic delays were caused by a crash on December 18th  when a tractor trailer jack-knifed on Route 65 in the early morning hours, spilling more than 100 gallons of gasoline.  Crews were sent to…
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What Laws Are Truck Drivers Expected to Follow in Scranton, PA

Whether a truck driver was speeding, or they fell asleep behind the wheel, any accident that occurs with these large-scale vehicles results in profoundly serious damages to everyone involved, no matter how it occurred. Due to the size of these…
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How are claims resolved after truck accidents near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania – December 21, 2020 A tractor-trailer is approximately 65 feet in length and can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, causing any type of crash between it and another moving vehicle, stationary object, or person to…
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Wrongful death losses after multi-vehicle truck accidents in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania – December 17, 2020 After a massive accident involving 55 tractor-trailers and 11 passenger vehicles, one person suffered fatal injury and another person died from a medical issue unrelated to the extreme accident in eastern…
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Catastrophic injury associated with Pennsylvania truck accidents?

Pennsylvania - November 30, 2020 Experienced Pennsylvania attorneys can assist when catastrophic injuries arise from tractor trailer accidents due to size differences between the truck and passenger vehicles. The severity of the harm caused…
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Truck accident attorneys are resourceful after fatal injury accidents in Pennsylvania.   

Pennsylvania – December 2, 2020 Indiana County Pennsylvania was the scene of a head-on collision between two trucks resulting in fatal injury for one of the drivers.  A tri-axle truck crossed the roadway, while navigating through some…
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Pennsylvania truck size limitations can impact damages: why is this valuable in a lawsuit?

Pennsylvania – November 19, 2020 The United States Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Administration announced in October 2018 that 2017 highway fatality numbers decreased from 2016 but still claimed over 34,247 lives, and combination…
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Driver fatigue causes many big rig hit crash accidents near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. 

Pennsylvania – November 18, 2020 Big truck collisions. Collisions between 18 wheelers and passenger vehicles are widespread.  In 2017, 4,657 fatal crashes involving large trucks occurred in the United States, yielding high levels of damage…
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Mandatory trucking regulation deviations impact accident litigation in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania – November 10, 2020 Driver restrictions. Restrictions are enforced on drivers of commercial vehicles and large trucks to reduce dangers already posed by the size, weight, height, type of cargo load and braking distances of a…
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Why are Pittsburgh tractor trailer truck accident damages and injuries catastrophic? 

Pennsylvania - October 30, 2020 Truck size.  A tractor-trailer is approximately 65 feet in length and can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, causing any type of crash between it and another moving vehicle, stationary object, or…
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Scanlon & Wojton attorneys are instrumental in Pennsylvania wrongful death lawsuits?    

PITTSBURGH – October 21, 2020 A multi-vehicle crash on I-70 East, involving a tractor trailer that failed to stop, ended in the loss of life for a driver in one of the vehicles it crashed into. The tractor-trailer hit several parked cars…
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A driver was airlifted to a hospital after a semi-truck and car crashed near Pittsburgh.

Emergency crews responded to the scene of a vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer and another vehicle on Route 228 near its intersection with Hepler Road. According to Butler County 911 dispatch correspondence, one person had to be flown…
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A minivan driver was killed after a collision with a tractor-trailer in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia. 

Authorities said a minivan collided head-on with the semi-truck on Aramingo Avenue near Delaware Avenue around 5:30 a.m. Saturday. The driver of the tractor-trailer told police he saw the minivan swerving northbound on Delaware Avenue. The tractor-trailer…
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Mike Pence assisted injured Pennsylvania cops after a motorcade was hit by a dump truck.

Two Pennsylvania police offers were injured after being hit by a dump truck.  Both officers were on motorcycles escorting the motorcade. They were part of the city’s Special Deployment Division and were taken to a hospital where they were…
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A second driver dies from injuries suffered in a truck crash near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

The second driver from a head-on crash that occurred on Route 36 in Logan Township on Wednesday has also died from his injuries. The driver of the truck, Lawrence Resig, 49, from Dysart, was taken to Pittsburgh for his injuries/burns where he…
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A head-on crash with a Penn Waste truck in Richland Township left one man dead.

A mid-morning crash on Route 8 at the intersection of Sandy Hill and Cunningham roads left one person dead last Wednesday.  Northern Regional Police Department Chief John Sicilia said emergency crews got a call around 9:30 a.m. that a black…
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A chain event caused a  tractor-trailer to slam into a bridge and burst into flames on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

A tractor-trailer hit a bridge on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and caught fire Tuesday morning. The westbound turnpike was closed between the Cranberry and Beaver Valley exits, until bridge inspectors determined the bridge was safe to drive on.…
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Philadelphia tow truck is stolen and crashes into several other vehicles

Commercial vehicle owners may be legally responsible for any damage caused by their drivers. The company that owns a truck which is used for commercial purposes is usually sued rather than an individual if the driver is found to be negligent.   A…
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Four people were critically injured when a car hit three pedestrians near Pittsburgh.

County police are investigating a collision in Scott Township that left four people in critical condition. A vehicle struck three pedestrians along the 400 block of Noblestown Road just before 4:45 p.m. on Saturday.  A 37-year-old woman, her…
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Pickup truck driver faces charges in crash that killed cyclist near Pittsburgh.

  Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man is facing vehicular homicide and other charges in a head-on hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist near Pittsburgh over the weekend.  Allegheny County police say officers in the borough…
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: What regulated roadway violations increase trucking accidents in PA?

  Truck accidents are often catastrophic. Injuries stemming from truck accidents include wrongful death claims, lasting brain and spine damage and amputations, to name a few that are majorly life-changing for victims or loved ones.  If…
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Should litigation commence when an oil tanker rolls over causing a multi-vehicle accident near Philadelphia PA?

  A recent tanker truck accident involving a rollover caused a combustible load to set fire, leaving three people injured in mid-November near Philadelphia.  The Philadelphia area is a bustling region for commerce and transportation because…
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How are damages assessed when tractor trailers collide in highway traffic near Pittsburgh PA?

  A crash between two tractor trailers on Parkway West near Pittsburgh PA left debris on the highway slowing down airport traffic for the holiday weekend. Luckily, there were no severe injuries reported, but the cargo areas were torn apart…
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What Can I Do to Avoid Getting into a Truck Accident in Philadelphia,PA?

The International Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) sates that highway fatalities involving large trucks have jumped by more than 27% in the last decade. Unfortunately, truck accidents are very common in Philadelphia and in many cases other…
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How Soon after a Truck Accident Should I Call My Insurance Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania?

Getting into a truck accident is no small matter. When a vehicle as large as a truck happens to lose control, the results can be fatal for the truck driver and also, for everyone else sharing the road with them. Being a truck driver can be…
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Truck Accidents in Allentown PA are Not Uncommon.

In recent years, the Lehigh Valley, including the city of Allentown, has become a distribution facility hub attracting more trucks and tractor-trailers to roadways increasing the potential for serious accidents. Automobile drivers share the…