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Truck accidents are among the worst events on Pennsylvania highways. PennDOT data suggests that 1 in 3 truck accidents in 2017 resulted in an injury. In Lancaster County alone, there were 22 heavy-truck crashes that resulted in a fatality or a catastrophic injury. Despite the rest of the state experiencing fewer trucking fatalities than we did in 2016, Lancaster actually got worse. The number of Lancaster truck fatalities in 2017 is more than double the same statistic from 2015.

Why do truck accidents cause so much more pain and injury than other accidents? One of the reasons is sheer size. A "heavy truck" weighs 10,000 pounds or more, while a fully-loaded tractor-trailer can weigh up to 80,000 pounds—the weight of an empty train car. Impact at any speed from an 18-wheeler is going to cause serious consequences. However, there's more to the story.

If you were hurt in a truck accident, speak with a Lancaster trucking attorney at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg to learn your legal options. Call (717) 775-7579, or keep reading to learn why trucking accidents in Lancaster are getting worse.

The Culture of Hard-Driving

Truck drivers are paid by the mile, meaning their entire lives revolve around hauling for as far and as fast as they can. Shipping companies prefer it this way—it ensures that the risks and costs of non-driving work are passed along to the driver.

"Non-driving" work includes:

  • Submitting to federally-mandated truck inspections
  • Waiting for loading and unloading
  • Driving empty trailers (flying canaries) to pick up new loads
  • Planning routes to save time

The danger of this arrangement is that drivers can spend their entire day in the driver's seat and owe money to shipping companies. As a result, truckers push themselves to keep longer and longer hours to make ends meet. Some drivers learn from unscrupulous trucking schools to keep two hours-of-service logbooks, so they'll always appear to be complying with federal law.

This behavior results in thousands of exhausted truck drivers operating thousands of pounds of machinery traveling at 60mph. To call that a deadly combination is not hyperbole—about 1 in 4 truck crashes happened when the driver was hauling for longer than 17 hours. At least 13 percent of truck accidents were caused by fatigue (but experts think the real number is higher).

Call Our Lancaster Trucking Law Firm for Help

Since 1922, Handler, Henning & Rosenberg has stood up for injured people in Lancaster. Our team of truck accident attorneys has helped countless people get the money they needed for medical care, replacement income, and financial stability. If you want to know why your crash happened—and what you can do about it—share your story with our team.

In a free, confidential consultation, you'll be able to explore your options with an experienced trucking lawyer. If we can help you build a case, we'll do it without any upfront cost to you. If you don't win, you owe us nothing—if you win, we'll win together.

Schedule your consultation today—call (717) 775-7579 or contact us online to get answers from a seasoned trial lawyer.

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Truck Accidents

What You Need to Know

Common Injuries:
  • Head, Neck & Shoulder Pain

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Broken or Fractures Bones

  • Cuts & Bruises

  • Concussions

Damages You May Claim:
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  • Lost Income

  • Pain & Suffering

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  • Wrongful Death

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Managing Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLC, David H Rosenberg is a dedicated legal professional who brings years of invaluable experience to our firm. He represents seriously injured individuals and their family members in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Meet David H Rosenberg
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Matthew P. Rosenberg is a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg who contributes unrelenting passion for his clients and fearlessness when it comes to taking on big insurance companies and powerful employers. His primary areas of practice are motor vehicle accidents and wrongful death. Meet Matthew P. Rosenberg
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As a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg, Attorney Crosby brings to the firm a meticulous approach to personal injury law – one obtained over more than 20 years in practice, and one diligently taught as a lecturer for the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Meet Matthew S. Crosby
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Attorney Anner is a Partner at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg who contributes fresh and valuable knowledge from her past education in nursing and business school. Attorney Anner’s primary areas of focus include Social Security disability and worker’s compensation. Meet Carolyn Anner
Adam G. Reedy

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Attorney Reedy is a distinguished worker’s compensation attorney fighting for the rights of those injured on the job. He also contributes outstanding work in the representation of victims of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and pedestrian accidents. Meet Adam G. Reedy
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Attorney Spears brings more than 15 years of legal experience to the firm and to each and every one of the plaintiffs he represents. As a devoted advocate for the wrongfully injured, Attorney Spears primarily handles cases involved with negligence, motor vehicle accidents, and defective medical devices. Meet Andrew C. Spears
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Attorney Lutz’s decorated legal career is fueled by his Pennsylvania nativity and passion in fighting for the residents of his state when wrongfully injured. He has published several books on auto accident law and in his career has won millions of dollars for several individual plaintiffs. Meet David L. Lutz
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Attorney Watson is a key team member at Handler, Henning & Rosenberg contributing invaluable past knowledges pertaining to the inner workings of insurance companies. He now uses this to successfully represent his clients in worker’s compensation, car accidents, and premises liability cases. Meet J. Jeffrey Watson
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Attorney Marzzacco has been individually recognized for her achievement in worker’s compensation law, but now focuses her efforts toward defending the victims of big pharmaceuticals who have wrongfully been injured and even killed from bad prescription drugs and dangerous medical devices. Meet Jordan Marzzacco
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Attorney Wartman has worked at our firm since law school, where he initially demonstrated his passion for representing victims of bad pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Since stepping through our doors, he has done nothing but fight vigorously for victims of these injustices. Meet Jordan Wartman
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Attorney Held has over 20 years of legal experience fueling the work he provides for victims of negligence and wrong-doing. His areas of practice include workplace injuries, nursing home abuse, defective products, car accidents, and premises liability. Meet Stephen G. Held
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