Findlay Truck Accident Lawyers
If you have been involved in a truck accident in Findlay, Pennsylvania, you will find an experienced Pittsburgh injury attorney at Chaffin Luhana, 20 minutes east on the 376. In a perfect world, no-fault insurance providers would simply pay our medical expenses, and we’d have everything we need. But in the real world, we know this is not true. However, you can trust that our Findlay truck accident lawyers, working on a contingency basis, will best represent your interests. We ask for nothing upfront and only get paid out of the recovery we secure on your behalf, so it’s in all our best interests to pursue the maximum amount allowed by law.
Pittsburgh Injury Attorneys – Chaffin Luhana
Serious Truck Accidents
Rarely do truck accident victims walk away with hardly a scratch or a bruise. Typically, the damage done by an 80,000-pound tractor-trailer is considered “serious” or “severe.” Pennsylvania’s “serious injury threshold” describes these injuries as those “resulting in death, serious impairment of body function, or permanent serious disfigurement.” These injuries may include:
- Broken bones, especially those that require surgery to repair or months of rehabilitation.
- Concussions, accompanied by symptoms like vomiting, vertigo, slurred speech, severe headaches, fatigue, and mood swings.
- Soft tissue injuries, which are surrounding a bulging disc, thus severely limiting everyday activities like sitting, standing, walking, running, driving, and housework.
Though your suffering seems obvious to you and your doctor, it may take additional evidence to increase the insurance adjuster’s initial assessment or to influence a judge and jury to award maximum compensation.
Catastrophic Truck Accidents
Catastrophic accidents are generally described as those which have permanent, disabling injuries, such as:
- Spinal cord damage, resulting in nerve damage, paralysis, loss of limbs, wheelchair use, 24-hour caregiver aid, or breathing assistance
- Traumatic brain injury, resulting in skull fracture, affected speech and motor skills, memory deficits, cognitive dysfunction, and lowered IQ.
- Back and neck injuries, resulting in surgery, use of a walking device, chronic pain, or the inability to perform daily tasks and activities.
- Crushed limbs, requiring reconstructive surgery or amputation, rehabilitative therapy, and the use of prosthetic limbs or assistive walking technology to recover mobility.
- Disfiguring burns, requiring multiple grafting surgeries that still result in chronic pain and scarring.
- Loss of senses, including blindness, deafness, damaged vocal cords, and loss of sensation or feeling.
Our Findlay truck accident lawyers employ expert testimony from medical doctors, surgeons, rehabilitative specialists, and forensic economists to make a case for future losses. “Pain and suffering” can be a particularly grey area of negotiation, but we’ll help you do everything you can to maximize recovery.
Fatal Truck Accidents
In fatal accidents, we assist spouses and dependent children in seeking compensation for:
- Loss of companionship (spouse) or loss of guidance (dependents)
- Lost wages, income, and future inheritance
- Medical expenses (that would’ve otherwise come out of the estate), and
- Funeral and burial costs.
Though rarely granted and often reduced, some cases involve gross negligence and recklessness to warrant levying punitive damages, which can take a lawsuit from the hundreds of thousands to the millions of dollars.
No matter what type of truck accident you were involved in, a Pittsburgh truck accident lawyer at Chaffin Luhana can help. Contact us as soon as possible, or within two years of your accident, for the best chance at recovery.