The Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act (SHIPA) is legislation that restricts the size and weight of trucks traveling on U.S. highways. When trucks are overloaded, there is the potential for road damage and an increased chance of the vehicle veering out of control. An out-of-control truck can not only cause significant damage to property, but also catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Anyone injured in a Pennsylvania truck accident would be well-advised to speak with a skilled attorney who understands the rules and regulations that every trucking company and truck driver must follow.
Under H.R. 1574 Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act, no vehicle longer than 53 feet will be allowed to operate on the National Highway System. This new bill will also reduce each state’s ability to allow large and heavy trucks on their roadways. The damage that these large trucks can do to the roadways puts every motorist at risk. Oversized and overloaded trucks have a greater chance of causing uneven surfaces and potholes and they are much more difficult to operate than normal size tractor-trailers.
When a shipping company, truck owner, or truck driver bends the rules and regulations and their negligence results in an injury accident, they may be held liable for the damages suffered by the victim. Injured victims of truck crash in Pennsylvania may pursue financial compensation for damages including medical bills, past and future suffering, and lost wages.
The Philadelphia truck accident lawyers at Anapol Weiss understand how to hold truck companies liable for a serious injury accident. To discuss whether you might be able to pursue compensation for the injuries and related losses you have suffered due to an accident caused by a negligent truck driver, call 1-866-735-2792 for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.