Attorneys for People Injured in a Penske Logistics Truck Accident
Colliding with a fully loaded semi-tractor-trailer traveling at a high rate of speed can cause catastrophic injuries or death. Many truck accident victims will file civil lawsuits against the truck driver and trucking company to receive financial compensation for their damages.
Were you harmed or did you lose a loved one in a Penske truck accident? Was the other driver more than 50% at fault for causing the crash? Contact the personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone call) or through the contact form to schedule a free consultation.
Our legal team has years of experience and a successful track record of resolving auto accident cases and can help your family too. Let us begin working on your case today.
Roger Penske founded the Penske Corporation in Oakland County, Michigan. Today, the company provides numerous services, including warehousing and distribution, transportation services, and its supply chain management and logistics service, under the Penske Logistics moniker.
The truck leasing company creates carrier partnerships with professional transportation teams and freight management companies transporting freight domestically and internationally.
In 2018, Penske Logistics generated annual revenue of $697 million. The more than 4475 company truck drivers operate 3445 trucks. Penske Logistics does not transport hazardous materials.
Current contact information for Penske Logistics include:
Penske Logistics, LLC
Route 10 Green Hills
Reading, PA 19603
(610) 775-6132 (North America phone)
(610) 775-8111 (fax line)
Website Address: https://www.penskelogistics.com/
Penske Logistics is primarily an LTL (less than truckload) carrier, meaning the company delivers mixed freight. This type of trucking is opposite a Truckload (LT) carrier that delivers trucks containing similar products, goods, and materials to multiple locations.
Commercial Vehicle Accident Data
According to statistics by the US Department of Transportation, an individual is seriously injured or killed every 15 minutes in America in accidents caused by tractor-trailers (semi-trucks). Approximately 500,000 truck crashes happen every year in America resulting in over 5000 deaths.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) statistics revealed 4119 highway deaths in 2019 involving large commercial vehicles. Only 16% of all deaths involved occupants inside the truck cab. Over 67% were motorists and passengers in other vehicles, and 15% were motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
All commercial vehicle companies working in the trucking industry, including Penske, must maintain a tight schedule to ensure that all their deliveries are made as scheduled. Unfortunately, the increased demand places a harsh burden on the trucker working to meet their deadlines before the time expires.
The added pressure ensures that the trucker works long hours even in bed claimants to arrive at their destination on time. As a result, the driver, other motorists, passengers, bicyclists, and pedestrians are in danger of severe injury or death caused by a crash.
Penske Logistics Accidents
Penske truck leasing offers a fleet of trucks to other companies to move the cargo, goods, and furnishings across America. Many commercial vehicle renters lack the experience necessary to operate the Penske truck safely, creating dangerous conditions on the nation's interstates, highways and roads.
A small sampling of Penske Logistics, Inc. accidents include:
- Fatal Accident on November 17, 2019 - The San Diego City Police reported a deadly accident involving a Penske logistics commercial truck colliding with the pedestrian on Texas Street in San Diego, California, at night on a dry asphalt surface. The accident resulted in one fatality.
- Fatal Accident on October 31, 2019 - The Highland City Police Department reported a deadly accident involving a company-owned semi-tractor-trailer crashing into a motor vehicle on 5th St. in Highland, CA. The incident happened at night on a dry asphalt surface and resulted in one fatality.
- Fatal Accident on November 26, 2019 - The Ohio State Police - Fremont reported a deadly accident on State Route 53 when a Penske logistics truck ran off the road and collided into a motor vehicle on an undivided two-way highway. The fatal collision occurred at night on a dry road surface.
- Fatal Crash on May 20, 2019 - The Local Law Enforcement reported a deadly Penske truck accident rollover after hitting a fixed object and running off the road. Investigators determined there were blown tires and brake failure involved in the accident on Interstate 64 (eastbound) in Virginia. The accident resulted in a fatality.
- Accident on October 22, 2019 - The Washington City Sheriff's Department reported a collision with a Penske Logistics truck and another motor vehicle on US 150 in Springfield, Kentucky. The accident resulted in two injuries and no fatalities.
- Crash on December 17, 2019 - The Ohio State Highway Patrol - Lima reported a Penske truck accident colliding with a fixed object before the truck ran off the road and collided into another motor vehicle on Interstate 75 in the Township of Perry, Ohio. The accident resulted in one injury.
- Accident on November 21, 2019 - The Gulfport Police Department reported a Penske truck accident involving a company-owned single-unit truck crashing into a fixed object before running off the road on Interstate 10 and Gulfport, Mississippi. The accident resulted in one injury.
- Crash on September 17, 2019 - The Bend Police Department reported an accident involving a Penske Logistics single-unit truck colliding into two motor vehicles on Highway 97 in Bend, Oregon, resulting in one injury.
- Accident on September 17, 2019 - The Locust Grove Police Department reported an accident occurring on Interstate 75 in Locust Grove, Georgia. A Penske Logistics truck crashed into a fixed object before running off the road. The incident resulted in one injury.
- A Fatal Accident on January 10, 2019 - The Genesee County Metro Police Authority reported a deadly accident involving two vehicles. The crash involved a Penske Logistics semi-tractor-trailer colliding with the pedestrian on an undivided two-way road and Mundy Township, Michigan, at night on a dry road surface. The accident resulted in a fatality.
Common Causes of a Large Commercial Truck Accident
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that truck accidents in the United States often involve:
- Operating a Truck While Sick - According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), one percent of truckers said that they had driven their large commercial vehicle while sick, placing other motorists and passengers at significant risk of injury or death in truck accidents.
- Distracted Driving - Truckers should avoid the trappings of driving over an extended time, like talking on their mobile device or sending text messages, which could lead to distracted driving.
- Driving under the Influence - Operating a motor vehicle after consuming too much alcohol or taking illegal drugs could cause a drunk driving accident.
- Aggressive Behavior - Aggressively operating a vehicle could result in catastrophic truck accidents with wrongful death or severe injuries of innocent passengers and motorists.
- Drowsy Driving - Maintaining tight schedules often means the trucker must drive for hours on end, which can lead to fatigue and drowsy driving.
Sometimes, a commercial truck driver will cause an accident because of erratic movements, or they were fatigued, having worked too many hours on a tight schedule. Other times, catastrophic injuries occur in a drunk driving accident that could have been prevented had the driver not gotten behind the wheel.
In these cases, lawyers can obtain financial compensation for their clients because they proved the trucker, and the trucking company failed to maintain a safe environment for those sharing the roadway which led to an accident.
Filing a Compensation Lawsuit for Personal Injuries Related to a Truck Accident
Every victim injured in a commercial truck vehicle accident has the right to file a claim or lawsuit, seeking damages from all parties. However, the victim must follow the applicable tort laws to build and present a case for compensation.
Often, the process is complicated. Usually, the injured victim can file a lawsuit and litigate their case in court or file a claim and negotiate with the insurance company directly to ensure that all responsible parties at fault for the accident pay for all losses.
Filing a truck accident claim is the first legal remedy available to injured victims to ensure they can receive financial compensation for their damages, including:
- Ongoing medical bills and hospital costs
- Lost past, present, and future earnings caused by time away from your job
- Rental vehicle costs while your damaged vehicle is under repair
- Damages including the loss of your passenger vehicle
- Mental anguish and emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
Commercial trucking companies, like Penske Truck Leasing, may settle truck and auto accident cases quickly to avoid going to trial. Presenting evidence in front of a judge and jury could produce an undesirable defense verdict awarding the plaintiff more than the company's insurance coverage limits.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can Make the Difference
The dedicated auto accident attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC successfully resolve truck accident cases for clients suffering injuries caused by large commercial trucks.
Our aggressive legal firm develops effective strategies to fight back against the commercial truck company hoping to avoid legal responsibility for causing the wrongful death or catastrophic injuries of an innocent person.
Our personal injury attorneys handle cases on a contingency fee basis, which means no upfront fees are required. All legal services are paid from an award at trial or through an out-of-court settlement.
Contact us today at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone call) or through the contact form to discuss your case and protect your rights. All information you share with your lawyer remains confidential through an attorney-client relationship.
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