Harrisburg Truck Accident Lawyers

Fighting for 18-Wheeler Crash Victims in Harrisburg & Beyond

Truck accidents are the most devastating events that occur on Pennsylvania roads. During 2022, there were more than 10,000 heavy truck accidents in Pennsylvania. Approximately 4,000 of these caused injuries, and about 250 were fatal. That puts the state 4th on the list for number of truck accidents in the country, trailing behind Texas, California, and Florida. While Harrisburg's truck fatality rate has improved in recent years, the region's overall crash rate remains far too high. Per capita, we're facing more fatalities and injuries than we should.

How Commercial Vehicles Harm Harrisburg Residents

When a heavy vehicle accident injures someone, they usually face a difficult recovery. Commercial vehicles cause injuries that force financial hardship, physical pain, and mental suffering on individuals who happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Injuries caused by trucking accidents include the following:

  • Brain injuries
  • Blunt force trauma
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Severe bone fractures
  • Paralysis

One of the reasons is sheer size—large trucks weigh between 10,000 and 80,000 pounds. Next to a 4,000-pound commuter car, trucks have an enormous weight advantage. However, the other reason is the trucking industry culture. Drivers are incentivized to drive for long hours, pushing themselves to sleep less and haul more to make ends meet. It's a punishing job, and motorists and truck drivers both pay the price. Of the 5,000+ people who will die in trucking accidents in the United States this year, 700 of them are truckers themselves.

Call Our Harrisburg Truck Accident Attorneys

With thousands of exhausted drivers getting behind the wheel of their 80,000-pound machines every day, people need an advocate to hold trucking companies accountable. Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC has been Harrisburg's trucking law firm for more than 100 years. Our team has held companies and individuals responsible for the damage their policies cause—helping our clients get the financial support they need. 

To begin, all you need is a free, confidential consultation. By speaking with a lawyer, you'll be able to learn your legal options, figure out if you have a viable case, and make a decision about what to do next. We hope that you'll walk away from your consultation feeling hopeful about the future.

Call (717) 775-7514 or use our online form to speak with our team.

HHR: A Family Story

Handler, Henning & Rosenberg has always been a family business. It's been 100 years, and if we look into the future another 100 years, we still see our family helping yours. We've been around for this long for a reason: we care about our clients and our communities, and every person at our firm does everything we can to help every client we represent.