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Flat Tire Leads to Multi-Vehicle Accident and Life-Threatening Situation

October 22, 2013

According to a NBC news article, a standard flat tire appears to have been the cause of a chain reaction that resulted in four trucks and their passengers being seriously harmed in early August in Philadelphia. The driver of a pickup truck stopped along the side of the highway to repair a flat tire, prompting a tractor-trailer to stop behind him. The tractor-trailer was hit by a third truck, which was followed by a fourth. Two people involved were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, and several others suffered minor injuries.

The Pearce Law Firm is experienced in truck accident cases, as these incidents seem all too common. The principles that apply to this situation are similar to those that apply to any automobile or moving vehicle accident. The key players and foundational facts are the same: seriously damaged vehicles that will need to be repaired or replaced and injured people who need treatment and compensation. For those involved in any truck accident, lawyer provided services can make all the difference in the months and even years following the incident.

Defensive and smart driving is a responsibility all vehicle drivers share. When an accident happens, someone should be held responsible for the damage done. The truck accident lawyers at The Pearce Law Firm work to ensure that clients are treated fairly in legal situations and that their outcome is as favorable as possible. Hiring an attorney is vital to making sure that you receive the compensation you are owed for any physical or emotional damage suffered following an accident. Don’t delay and seek representation as soon as possible so that your rights remain fully protected.

Posted in: Car Accidents, Truck Accidents