Crafton Truck Accident Lawyers
A personal injury attorney in Pittsburgh who can provide a thorough investigation is a good friend to have in the aftermath of a serious or catastrophic truck accident. Few local law firms have the resources to retain expert witnesses and build a strong case for maximum compensation. Our Chaffin Luhana team of Crafton truck accident lawyers are conveniently located seven minutes south of the borough’s epicenter, via Baldwick Road or PA-50. We offer free consultations and contingency-based representation at no upfront cost to you.
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How Are Truck Accidents Different?
A Chaffin Luhana Pittsburgh truck accident lawyer understands the differences between a two-passenger vehicle collision and a car crash involving a commercial truck. We bring over 85 years of combined experience and a proven track record, and our attorneys have recovered more than $1 billion. Unique to truck accidents are:
- The Stakes – For truck insurers, a commercial claim could be worth 50x more than a passenger vehicle claim, potentially totaling millions of dollars. They’ll bring in their senior adjusters to deal with the case, which can result in aggressive tactics. This is a battle you don’t want to fight alone. Chances are, they’ll look for every possible way to place most of the blame on you and avoid liability.
- The Laws – More than 100 federal, state, and local regulations apply to trucking firms. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration places specifications on how many consecutive hours a trucker can work when breaks must be taken, how vehicles should be inspected, and what qualifications a person must possess to operate such a large, heavy vehicle. Police citations for speeding or tailgating can be helpful, but the investigations often go beyond the common rules of the road.
- The Evidence – A typical car crash will rely upon evidence like eyewitness statements, accident reports, police reports, traffic signal or local business surveillance camera footage, tire skids on the road, accident scene photos, cell phone records, and accident reconstructionist testimony.
Going further, a truck accident investigation may also include an in-depth look into the trucker’s qualifications, driving record, medical history, vehicle inspection reports, truck company compliance history, driver logbooks, GPS data, DriveCam footage and data from Electronic Onboard Recording Devices. We know what evidence is needed to win a case and how to get it.
- The Damage – A typical car crash may result in serious fractures, head trauma, or spinal cord damage resulting in months or years of recovery. However, the injuries from an 80,000-pound tractor-trailer careening into a 3,000-pound passenger vehicle are typically disabling and permanent, if not fatal. You will need access to a forensic economist who can accurately estimate future losses, so you are not shortchanged in your medical care.
Call Our Crafton Truck Accident Lawyers for Advocacy Resulting in Maximum Compensation
Insurers will offer you the lowest possible settlement to close the case without affecting their bottom line, even if it’s not what your claim is legally worth. Our Crafton truck accident lawyers will fight for you every step of the way. From doctor’s visits, surgeries, rehabilitation, and medication, to the cost of disability-related home modifications, lost wages, nursing home care costs, pain and suffering, and loss of future earning capacity, we will help you gain the maximum amount of compensation so that you can focus on your recovery. At Chaffin Luhana, we have the experiences and the resources to resolve your case properly.