Pennsylvania drivers might get nervous when driving through construction zones on busy highways. The state does its best to keep the roads in good shape, but sometimes, repairs must be made during times when traffic is heavy. Construction on the interstate frequently leads to changes in traffic patterns, and drivers must remain alert to try to avoid a serious car or truck accident.
Recently, the driver of a tractor trailer was traveling along a busy Pennsylvania road, with his son in tow. The driver failed to stop for construction ahead. The large truck slammed into three smaller passenger vehicles.
When the dust began to settle and emergency crews arrived, it was discovered that the truck driver, his son, and three other victims were seriously injured. They were taken to a local hospital for treatment. The driver of one of the cars involved was killed.
When someone is injured in a truck accident in Pennsylvania, he or she may have legal recourse. A victim may be saddled with medical bills, funeral expenses, insurance matters, or even loss of wages due to inability to work as a result of injuries suffered. In such cases, it can be helpful for a victim to consult an experienced attorney. An attorney can help a victim become familiar with the legal process necessary to bring the driver at fault to justice in a court of law, and help collect any monetary damages or compensation to which a victim may be deemed entitled as a result of his or her suffering.