Hit-and-Runs Involving Tractor Trailers in Falls Township PA

With the millions of tractor-trailers on the road at any given time in and around Philadelphia, it’s a forgone conclusion that accidents are going to happen. When they happen, there are any number of reasons why a tractor-trailer driver might not stop after causing an accident. The driver might have been distracted, fatigued and drowsy or under the influence of drugs, alcohol or both. Maybe the driver was aware of an outstanding criminal warrant or didn’t even know that he or she hit another vehicle or person.

Falls Township Tanker-Trailer Hit-and-Run

Commercial truck drivers must have a clean driving record to maintain their employment. Fear of blemishing that record is another reason for tractor-trailer hit-and-runs. To date, police continue to investigate a tanker-trailer hit-and-run that occurred nearly two months ago in the early evening at the Dunkin Donuts on Lincoln Highway in Falls Township. Security camera footage of the truck has been released.

Here’s What You Should Do

If a tractor-trailer driver leaves the scene of a collision, the victim might not think that there is anything that he or she can do. Here are a few suggestions from our Philadelphia truck accident lawyer:

  • Call 911 to report the accident. Ask that police be sent to the scene. If anybody is injured advise the 911 dispatcher. Ask that paramedics be sent to the accident scene too.
  • If it’s physically possible for you to do so, jot down identifying details about the driver, the truck, trailer, company, plate number, and any witnesses. Provide those details to the police and your insurance company.
  • Try and locate any video evidence of the crash as soon as possible. Traffic or security camera footage might exist, but it usually isn’t preserved for a very long time.

Uninsured Motorist Insurance

Hit-and-run motorists usually fall into the definition of an uninsured motorist for insurance purposes. Notwithstanding the negligence and irresponsibility of the truck driver, if you have uninsured motorist insurance and you were injured in a hit-and-run, contact our offices right away to arrange for a free consultation with a Philadelphia truck accident lawyer. If you carry collision coverage, we might be able to help you get your vehicle repaired or replaced too.

Contact a Truck Accident Lawyer

Whether you were injured in a hit-and-run or any other type of accident that was caused by negligence in the operation of a tractor-trailer, contact our offices right away to arrange for that free consultation and case evaluation with a Philadelphia truck accident lawyer from our offices. We promise to listen to you carefully and answer your questions, Then, we’ll get you steered in the right direction. We want to obtain the settlement or award for you that you deserve.