Trucking Accident Attorney Lackawanna County, PA
Also, companies under pressure with fewer drivers are forced to make their drivers perform for longer hours. Fatal crashes involving large trucks often occur in rural areas (57%) and Interstate highways (26%). The vast majority of these fatal crashes (83%) and non fatal crashes (88%) occurred on weekdays, Monday through Friday. Collision with a car or another vehicle was the first harmful event in 73% of fatal crashes and 84% of injury crashes involving large trucks. There were 13.5 fatal large truck crashes per million people in the United States in 2018, a 27% increase from 10.6 in 2010. In 2018, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 5,096 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes. There were 121,000 injury producing crashes in 2018 involving large trucks and buses.
At BRB, we investigate trucking accidents to discover when the wreck was first preventable. Perhaps it was first preventable when the driver was first hired because the proper background check was not done. Or maybe the driver was not trained or supervised properly or was kept on after numerous mistakes causing property damage and even injury. Or maybe the driver did not have enough rest and was fatigued. At BRB, we never assume it was simply the truck driver’s fault. We work hard to uncover how this wreck could have been prevented before the day of the wreck.
We investigate and prosecute every trucking accident case with the mindset that a system failure caused the wreck; that when bad things happen it is the process, not the people, that creates results. The trial team of BRB has won justice for victims of truck and bus company carelessness for more than 20 years. If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury or death due to a truck or bus accident, please consider our team to fight for you.
An insidious consequence of tort reform efforts has been to make victims feel guilty about pursuing justice. Many of our clients tell us that they are not the kind of people who pursue lawsuits, as if seeking justice for the damages someone carelessly caused you is wrong.
You have every right to seek money damages for personal injuries caused you by another’s negligent conduct. We only take cases in which our investigation shows the defendant acted negligently or to cause your harm. Your decision to seek justice, to hold the careless person accountable, makes the world safer for everyone else. It also places the responsibility for payment of damages on the bad actor, not society, not other people and not your family.
It is Pennsylvania’s last county to be created, and the only county to be created after the Civil War. It is named for the Lackawanna River.
Lackawanna County is included in the Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area (“Wyoming Valley”). It is the second-largest county within the metropolitan area. It lies northwest of the Pocono Mountains. Lackawanna County is located approximately 40 miles from the New Jersey border in Montague, New Jersey, and also located approximately 33 miles from upstate New York in Windsor, New York.
Anthony J. Baratta (“Tony”) has been recognized by Philadelphia Magazine as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 15 years since 2006. He has received the highest possible rating amongst his peers by Martindale-Hubbel (AV Preeminate), is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, is a Member of the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, and a winner of the AVVO Choice Award for client recognition.
Andrew E. DiPiero Jr. has been recognized by Philadelphia Magazine as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 16 years since 2005. He has received the highest possible rating amongst his peers by Martindale-Hubbel (AV Preeminate), and he is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.