Pittsburgh, PA- Summer is upon us, and in addition to the increased number of motorists and truck drivers on the road, there are also a number of highway construction zones throughout Pennsylvania. When motorists are diligent and attentive, these work zones can be easily navigated with no problem, but it takes just one inattentive driver to cause a terrible accident like a recent Pittsburgh tractor-trailer accident.
The accident occurred in early Tuesday morning (June 30) on Route 22 in Westmoreland County, according to the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette. Police said that a tractor-trailer traveling westbound slammed into a car truck near a construction zone.
The truck then struck a female worker who set up the construction zone, knocking her to the ground and causing her to suffer minor injuries. After striking the worker, the truck continued onto a median and then T-boned a pickup truck, according to CBS Pittsburg.
The driver of the pickup truck suffered critical injuries while the driver of the car that was struck first was also injured, according to CBS.
The truck driver was not injured and stayed on the scene of the accident.
The cause of this accident is still under investigation.
Work zone accidents involving large commercial trucks are not uncommon as it warms up outside. Just last week USAttorneys discussed two major truck accidents that occurred in work zones and were set off by a set of similar circumstances to this accident. In both of those incidents, the at-fault truck driver failed to see that traffic had slowed and collided with multiple vehicles.
As a truck accident victim, you will incur costly medical bills that can easily add up to tens of thousands, and possibly reach the hundred thousand mark. A severe injury, such as a spinal or brain injury, could easily cost a person millions over their lifetime. So, truck accident victims need someone working on their case who understands the total costs they face and how to build an unbeatable personal injury or wrongful death claim. If you were injured in a truck accidents and you are located in the Pittsburgh-area, USAttorneys recommends you set up a consultation with the truck accident attorneys at Friday Law Firm.
When you are represented by our truck accident attorneys in Pennsylvania, you can be confident that a skilled and talented lawyer is working on your case. Our team of attorneys realize how complicated truck accident claims are and are dedicated to getting the victims they represent.
Most truck accident victims don’t even know where to begin after their crash. You know you are entitled to compensation but you need legal counsel to secure the settlement you deserve. As soon as you are able you should set up a consultation with a one of our truck accident attorneys to answer your questions and set your mind at ease. This is a difficult time for you and your family, so you should let an attorney focus on the legal aspects while you focus on your recovery and mental well-being.