Mt. Lebanon Truck Accident Lawyers
Mt. Lebanon truck accidents lead to high-value injury and death claims. No doubt, insurance adjusters have called you, offering their assistance and promising to work toward a prompt settlement.
Is the insurer’s offer fair? Having never been in this position before, you may be wondering whether their offer is enough or undervalued. After all, it’s easy to calculate what you’ve spent thus so far, but estimating future expenses is another matter entirely.
How Much is My Case Worth?
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain from contacting a Chaffin Luhana truck accident lawyer. We pursue legal claims at no upfront expense to our clients. Attorney fees are only payable upon successful case resolution. It all starts with a free consultation to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your claim.
Conveniently located 20 minutes north of Mount Lebanon via PA-121, we are available to you 24/7.
What to Do After a Semi-Truck Accident
Call 9-1-1 for help after a collision with a tractor-trailer, 18-wheelers, semi-truck, or other large, commercial vehicle. The dispatcher will want to know your location, whether anyone else has been injured/trapped/thrown from the vehicle, and whether there are hazards like leaking fuel or downed power lines at the scene.
When help arrives, cooperate with the police and allow medical responders to evaluate you. While a broken bone may be an obvious injury requiring care, keep in mind there are other types of injuries– whiplash and brain bleeds, for instance– that aren’t so clear. Shock and adrenaline rushes can temporarily mitigate symptoms.
By acting tough or refusing medical treatment, you give the insurance company every opportunity to argue your injuries are not severe. You needn’t be treated at a hospital, but you should visit your regular doctor or an urgent care facility within 24 hours of the crash.
Truckers Owe A Duty of Care
In the United States, all drivers have a duty of care or an obligation to look out for the safety of others. Drivers must be vigilant, obey traffic safety laws, adhere to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, and use all reasonable measures to avoid an accident.
Drivers who fail to maintain the standard duty of care can be held liable for injuries caused in the wreck. Furthermore, trucking firms can be held liable for negligent hiring, training, and retention. Truck manufacturers or repair crews can be held accountable for allowing an unsafe vehicle to leave their facilities.
There are many ways a diligent truck accident attorney can establish your claim:
- Violations of federal regulations.
- CDL license suspension
- Truck driver criminal record
- Driver history of traffic tickets or accidents
- Cargo loads over the legal limit
- Driving logbooks over the federally allotted number of hours
- Unapproved route deviations
- The use of alcohol, drugs, or prescription medications
Without the power of a subpoena, it is unlikely much of this evidence will ever come to light. Our Mt. Lebanon truck accident lawyers will help you negotiate the complexities of your claim.
Do You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer?
If you have only sustained property damage or if you’ve fully recovered from soft tissue injuries after missing a couple of weeks of work, you can probably negotiate directly with the adjuster for a fair settlement offer. Most people do not litigate for scrapes, bruises, cuts, whiplash, back sprain, and torn ligaments, tendons, or muscles.
However, if you’ve suffered fractured bones, amputations, scars, third-degree burns, spinal cord injuries, concussion, traumatic brain injury, or internal organ damage, there could be millions of dollars on the table for you. The insurer will leave no stone unturned trying to deny or reduce your claim. By working with Chaffin Luhana, we leave no stone unturned in crafting your offensive strategy.
Your Pittsburgh truck accident attorney won’t get paid unless you do. There is no obligation to file a lawsuit, and it costs nothing to explore your legal options. We will dig deep into the details to maximize your monetary recovery and support you in your physical and emotional recovery. Our core value is “Doing Good by Doing Right.”