Being involved in a trucking accident can be horrifying. Your whole life can literally be turned upside down. We understand how hard this must be for you.
Each year in Pennsylvania, large trucks are involved in approximately 6,000 to 7,000 motor vehicle accidents. Annually, nearly 200 of these truck accidents result in fatalities, with thousands more resulting in injuries. Tractor trailers and other heavy trucks involved in roadway accidents may cause serious injury or death to drivers and passengers of cars, motorcycles, buses, vans, bicycles and even to pedestrians. Further, commercial trucks hauling hazardous materials pose dangers not only to other motorists, but to the environment. Tractor trailer trucking accidents can and often do result in chemical spills, water source contamination, habitat destruction and other environmental damage.
In recent years, the Scranton, Pa., truck accident lawyers of Scartelli Olszewski have been seeing increasing numbers of accidents involving commercial trucks hauling materials related to hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” occurring on Pennsylvania roads and highways. Fracking is a technique that uses thousands of gallons of water combined with chemicals, salt and sand to help extract natural gas from beneath the Earth’s surface. This controversial process requires extensive machinery and equipment and results in thousands of gallons of “fracking fluid,” or wastewater, that must be removed and transported from the fracking site. This wastewater contains high levels of salt and chemicals, posing both environmental and health hazards. When trucks hauling fracking equipment, materials or wastewater are involved in accidents, the potential for serious injury or death is significant.
Motor vehicle accidents involving trucks and tractor trailers – and particularly those related to fracking – are complex, and each case should be treated as unique. The Scranton, Pa., truck accident lawyers of Scartelli Olszewski provide sound counseling and representation of truck accident victims and their loved ones. Our PA truck accident attorneys not only understand the rules of the road affecting who was at fault in an accident, but are prepared to take motor vehicle accident matters to trial to fight for the rights of our clients. Our experienced Pennsylvania auto accident attorneys appreciate the complex scientific and engineering principles that come into play in demonstrating how an accident occurred and who was at fault. We also understand the medical and financial hardships that can arise as a result of these accidents.
The Scranton lawyers of Scartelli Olszewski have handled accident matters including rear-end collisions, intersection collisions, drunk driving accidents, pedestrian accidents, driver and passenger injuries, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, tractor trailer crashes, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims and bicycle accidents. Our Pennsylvania accident attorneys have represented accident victims in alternative dispute resolution forums such as mediation and arbitration, and before state and federal courts. We can help you obtain all of the compensation to which you may be entitled as a result of your motor vehicle accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact us today.