When a tractor-trailer collides with a car, truck or other smaller vehicle, serious injuries can result. Tractor trailers are not only much bigger than most vehicles on the road, but they are also usually loaded down with freight, which makes them heavy and dangerous when an accident occurs. A tractor-trailer accident can cause serious injuries and complications that can last a lifetime.
An automobile accident can be an expensive event, resulting in physical damage to the vehicles involved and medical costs for any injuries. When an injury or death occurs, the person responsible for the auto accident can be held liable for the costs related to that accident. For residents in the Lehigh Valley area in Pennsylvania, this means that a lawsuit can be brought against the responsible driver. When the accident involves a speeding auto, as is the case with a recent collision that injured a police officer, negligence may be easier to prove.
Negligent driving is not the only cause of motor vehicle accidents. In some cases, car accidents may be caused by people who are simply not qualified to drive. Regardless of the cause, any accident can result in property damage, injuries or death.
Drunk driving is a serious offense that can lead to a wide range of injuries, and in some cases, even death. Anyone who has been a victim of a drunk driving auto accident understands the emotional and physical trauma that can result from an incident of this type. Easton residents might be interested to read about a recent drunk driving accident in which an area resident just across the state line from Easton struck a police car.