Elizabeth Truck Accident Lawyers
In a terrible instant, your life has changed forever. From now on, you will think of your life as before the accident, and after– as you struggle with recovery and worry about how you and your family will survive if you cannot work.
Do not despair. There is help available, through a skilled truck accident attorney who protects your rights while determining who contributed to the accident.
How Much is My Case Worth?
Our Elizabeth 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 trial when necessary.
Truck accident causes
Major causes of big rig accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving too fast for road conditions
These accidents relate directly to the driver, but not all are caused by operator error. For example, improperly secured cargo can cause the weight to shift suddenly, causing the vehicle to jackknife. Tire blowouts are another common cause of truck accidents, frequently damaging many vehicles on interstates and highways.
Truck accident liability
In a truck accident, liability often extends beyond the driver to include the trucking company, parts supplier, repair shops, the freight loading company, and others– perhaps even the manufacturer.
Truck accident injuries
When a semi collides with a smaller vehicle, the result is often fatal for the car’s occupants. Those fortunate enough to survive a truck accident frequently suffer severe injuries, which may include:
- Internal organ damage
- Loss of limbs
- Loss of vision or hearing
- Multiple fractures
- Traumatic brain injury
Many truck accident victims will never completely recover from their injuries and may require long-term care, special equipment, and modifications to their homes. Such victims may never return to work or are unable to hold the kind of job they did before the crash.
Statute of limitations
Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations requires the filing of personal injury lawsuits in Pittsburgh within two years of the accident date. When accident victims die from their injuries, the personal representatives of the estate have two years from that date in which to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Because truck accident investigations are complex and evidence is easily lost, it is vital to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. A lawyer’s investigation includes a review of the police and medical reports, photographing the scene and vehicles involved, contacting witnesses and evidence collection.
Truck accident damages
In Pennsylvania, compensation, or damages, for truck accidents may include:
- Medical expenses, current, and future
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
Contact Elizabeth truck accident lawyers
If you were seriously hurt in a truck accident, your life has been turned upside down. You need the services of an experienced Pittsburgh truck accident lawyer to help you through this ordeal and hold those responsible for your injuries liable.
Our dedicated attorneys have recovered more than $1 billion for clients in settlements and verdicts. There is no fee unless we win.