Port Vue Truck Accident Lawyers
In 2018, 7,910 heavy trucks were involved in motor vehicle crashes in Pennsylvania, resulting in 21 fatalities. These statistics from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation do not list how many people experiencing a truck accident were seriously injured or died sometime after the crash.
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However, if you were severely injured in a truck accident, you are not a statistic. You are a person whose life was changed forever because of the negligent actions of another party.
In the aftermath, you are trying to cope with these profound changes. Not only are you in pain and struggling to recuperate, but you cannot work and do not know how you can pay your rent or mortgage and make ends meet.
An experienced Port Vue Pittsburgh personal injury lawyer at Chaffin Luhana protects your rights while helping you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries.
Truck accident injuries
When an 18,000-pound semi strikes a car, it is a miracle when the occupants survive the impact. Those who do survive often face life-altering injuries.
Common truck accident injuries, which may result in permanent impairment, include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Multiple fractures
Some truck accident victims may recover to some degree, but not sufficiently to work at the type of job. Others may never recover and require lifelong care and special equipment.
A Pittsburgh personal injury attorney knows a fair settlement amount for the type of injuries suffered by the client, as well as their ongoing needs.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Truck drivers and trucking companies are subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations, which do not cover standard automobile accidents. The FMCSA places strict hours of service on the length of time truck drivers may remain on the road.
That is because the FMCSA knows that driver fatigue is a leading cause of large truck accidents and deaths. An attorney will investigate the trucker’s logbooks, as well as all other evidence of the crash.
Seek prompt legal advice
Even though the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit after a truck accident is two years, seek legal advice as soon as possible. Thorough investigations of truck accidents take time, and evidence may disappear if not collected right away.
Unfortunately, some people succumb to their truck accident injuries. In these cases, the personal representative of the estate has two years in which to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Contact our team of Port Vue truck accident lawyers
If you have suffered serious injuries in a truck accident, you need the services of a compassionate Pittsburgh truck accident lawyer at Chaffin Luhana. To schedule a free consultation, call us 24/7 or use our online contact form.
Our seasoned attorneys have recovered more than $1 billion for clients in settlements and verdicts. Because we work on a contingency basis, there is never a fee unless we win. Finally, our core value is “Doing Good by Doing Right.”