Millvale Truck Accident Lawyers
While you consider yourself lucky to have survived a horrific truck accident, the road to recovery can be slow, painful as well as frustrating. Instead of concentrating on your future, your hopes and dreams– you must now focus on healing and trying to put your life together after suffering serious injuries.
How Much is My Case Worth?
A compassionate Millvale personal injury attorney in Pittsburgh at Chaffin Luhana can help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys have recovered more than $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for their clients.
Truck accident injuries
Semi-trucks may weigh 18,000 pounds or more. When a huge truck collides with a smaller car, the resulting injuries are often catastrophic—which means the person may not ever fully recover.
Such individuals can no longer work, and many will require lifelong care and cannot live independently.
Severe truck accident injuries may include:
- Spinal cord injury, resulting in paralysis
- Traumatic brain injury
- Loss of limbs
- Loss of eyesight
- Serious burns
- Multiple fractures
- Internal organ damage
Truck accident investigation
Although the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit in Pennsylvania is two years, do not wait to obtain legal counsel. Beginning an investigation of the accident as soon as possible is critical, especially since the trucking company and its insurers will start their own investigation right away.
During the plaintiff’s investigation, a Pittsburgh personal injury lawyer will determine which parties to hold accountable, based on the circumstances of the crash. While the truck driver often bears much of the liability, other parties are frequently at fault, including:
- Trucking company
- Freight company
- Routing company
- Maintenance and service company
- Parts manufacturers
Negligence or Recklessness
Victims of truck accidents may file a lawsuit when the accident results from negligence and recklessness on the part of the driver or another party. Examples of negligence include:
- Drunken driving
- Driver fatigue
- Aggressive driving
- Improper truck maintenance
- Poor truck design
Truck accident damages
Compensation, or damages, for Pennsylvania truck accidents may include:
- Medical expenses, present, and future
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
We know the fair amount of a settlement based on our client’s injuries and their prognosis, and will fight aggressively with the insurance company to obtain that amount.
If a truck accident victim dies from their injuries, the personal representative of the estate may file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years.
Contact our team of Millvale truck accident lawyers
When you or a loved one are seriously injured in a truck accident, a Pittsburgh truck accident lawyer at Chaffin Luhana will help you every step of the way. Call us 24/7 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
We will review your case and advise you of your options going forward. While most cases are settled, we will pursue your case at trial when necessary. Our core value is “Doing Good by Doing Right.”
There is never a fee unless we win.