Jefferson Hills Truck Accident Lawyers
Getting your life back together after surviving a truck accident is not easy. Not only are you facing months, if not years, of recovery, but the medical bills are also skyrocketing, and you cannot work.
Do not despair– help is available. A truck accident lawyer protects your rights while holding those responsible for your injuries liable.
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The Jefferson Hills truck accident lawyers at Chaffin Luhana can help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. While most cases are settled, we do not hesitate to go to court when necessary.
Fighting the insurance company
By law, large trucks must carry more insurance, since a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a smaller vehicle often results in severe injuries and fatalities. Because the coverage amounts are larger, insurance companies have more to lose, and they fight more aggressively.
Never agree to an insurance settlement after a truck accident without seeking legal counsel. The insurance company wants to settle for as little as possible, and once an agreement is made, it is not negotiable.
What may seem like a reasonable settlement to a layperson– is often woefully inadequate. A truck accident attorney knows a fair settlement amount for the type of injury suffered by the client and is familiar with the costs of long-term expenses such as housing and vehicle modifications, special equipment, and other health care needs.
When a car accident occurs, the fault most often lies with a driver. In a truck accident, the driver is sometimes not the only, or even the primary party responsible for the crash.
While driver fatigue, distraction, irresponsible operation, driving under the influence may cause accidents, other factors and entities are frequently liable, and may include:
- Trucking company
- Maintenance service
- Freight company– improperly loading or securing cargo
- Parts manufacturers– tire blowouts and other equipment failures cause many truck accidents.
The legal team investigates the circumstances of the accident thoroughly to determine which parties are at fault. A trucking company will generally have its crash response team on the site of the accident immediately, and you will need your team with expertise in this complex field.
Statute of limitations
Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations for filing a truck accident lawsuit is two years from the date of the accident. That may seem like a long time, but obtaining legal advice as soon as possible is critical.
Evidence that can help your case may disappear without prompt legal action.
Unfortunately, truck accident victims may succumb to their injuries. The personal representative of the estate has two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Truck accident damages
Compensation, or damages, for a Pennsylvania truck accident may include:
- Medical expenses, current, and future
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Contact Jefferson Hills truck accident lawyers
If you were injured in a truck accident, you need the services of a dedicated Pittsburgh truck accident lawyer at Chaffin Luhana. Call us 24/7 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation.
Our experienced attorneys have recovered more than $1 billion in settlement and verdicts for clients. There is never a fee unless we win for you.