Kennedy Truck Accident Lawyers
Few things are scarier than the realization that an 18-wheeler is about to crash into your vehicle. These commercial vehicles outweigh most cars by a factor of 20, and they frequently travel at high speeds. This combination of size and speed can result in devastating injuries for anyone in its path.
How Much is My Case Worth?
If this has happened to you, our team of Kennedy truck accident lawyers can help you recover monetary damages from the responsible party. While some injury claims resolve quickly, many turn into long, drawn-out lawsuits. A Pittsburgh truck accident lawyer from Chaffin Luhana can help by pushing your claim forward without unnecessary delay.
We have extensive experience representing the victims of negligent truck operators. We take a comprehensive approach to recovering damages for our clients, starting with a thorough investigation of the crash.
We can offer a comprehensive case evaluation as well as guidance on your best path towards compensation.
Common causes of truck accidents
There are many causes of these collisions. They frequently result from the negligence of a truck operator but can also arise from other causes. In fact, many result from a combination of factors. Some of the most common causes include:
- Defective truck parts
- Poor highway design
- Poor highway maintenance
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Failure to comply with federal hours of operation standards
- Driving too fast for the conditions
- Improper cargo loading
Sources of truck accident lawsuit compensation
Damages are the ultimate purpose of pursuing a truck accident claim. However, a judgment is not worth much unless you secure a source of monetary compensation. Thankfully, there are often many potential sources of compensation in a truck accident lawsuit.
Insurance companies are the most common source of compensation. If the at-fault driver was insured at the time of the crash, their insurance company could be liable for any monetary damages. However, insurance companies will often put up a fight before simply cutting a settlement check.
In some cases, a crash will result due to a mechanical defect. In these cases, the manufacturer of the defective part could face liability for any injuries resulting from a crash. The defect could involve a vehicle part or the commercial truck as a whole.
Schedule a free consultation with our team of Kennedy truck accident lawyers
The thought of moving forward with a lawsuit might be intimidating. The trucking company could have significant resources, and they likely have the backing of a powerful insurance corporation.
Thankfully, you never have to take on a Kennedy truck accident injury claim by yourself. If you are ready for legal representation that can level the playing field, call Chaffin Luhana as soon as possible.