Douglas J. Olcott, Truck Accident Attorney- Super Lawyers

Douglas J. Olcott - personal-injury-general - Super Lawyers

About Douglas J. Olcott

Bordas & Bordas, PLLC
420 Fourt Duquesne Blvd , One Gateway Ctr, FL 18, West Wing
Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: 412-605-8554
Fax: 412-709-6343

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[GRAPHIC: Ask Super Lawyers, Can I sue a trucking company in Pennsylvania for negligence?, Attorney Douglas J. Olcott responds, THOMSON REUTERS]

Douglas J. Olcott: If you’ve been the victim of an accident involving a trucking company you have rights not only against the trucking company but against other parties as well.

For example who was the party that brokered that load? Who was the company that hired that truck driver? There’s a lot of independent contractors out there that get hired on by other companies. Did that company check that truck driver’s background and find out what type of driving history do they have; have they violated the hours of service laws which limit the amount of hours that a truck driver can drive in a certain period of time because we want to limit the exposure to fatigued driving.

If you’ve been involved in an accident involving a truck it’s not as simple as “Can I go after the driver of that vehicle?” you need to kind of peel back the layers and look behind and say “Who else may be responsible for putting this driver on the road and were they liable as well for either putting an unsafe driver or in some circumstances an unsafe vehicle on the road?”

[GRAPHIC: Ask Super Lawyers, Douglas J. Olcott, Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. Pennsylvania, 800-777-4081, dallashartman.com, THOMSON REUTERS]

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