South Fayette Truck Accident Lawyers

A large truck impacting a smaller car is a nightmare, but for you, it has become a terrible reality. After such a crash, you are lucky to be alive, but your life is forever changed.

Now, you and your family are dealing with the aftermath– in the form of hospital and rehabilitative care, loss of income, loss of your automobile, and the dozens of other ways the accident impacted your life. You need attorneys who will protect your rights and hold those responsible for your injuries liable.

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The South Fayette truck accident lawyers at Chaffin Luhana can help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys have recovered over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for clients, including multi-million-dollar individual recoveries.

Truck accident injuries

Truck accident injuries are often severe and permanently disabling. Common injuries may include:

  • Burns
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of limbs
  • Multiple fractures
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Traumatic brain injury

Determining fault

Many truck accidents occur because the truck driver was speeding, distracted, under the influence, fatigued, or poorly trained. However, it’s also true that the fault may lie beyond the truck driver.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, when a large truck crash results from mechanical failures, the primary causes are tire and brake issues, powertrain failure, improperly secured cargo, or freight overload.

We investigate all of the aspects to determine fault. When mechanical failures cause a truck accident, the responsible parties may range from the truck company owner, the freight company loading cargo, repair services, or even the manufacturer.

Statute of limitations

In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit after a truck accident is two years from the date of the accident. If a person dies from their truck injuries, the personal representative of the estate has two years from the date death in which to file a lawsuit.

Do not wait to seek legal counsel. There is a tremendous amount of investigative work necessary, and critical evidence may disappear if the work is not started as soon as possible.

Truck accident damages

Damages, or compensation, for a truck accident, may include:

  • Medical bills, present, and future
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Mental anguish

Pennsylvania does not put a cap on damages in personal injury cases unless the at-fault vehicle involved belongs to a government agency, whether local, county, state, or federal.

Never accept a settlement from a trucking company’s insurance company before obtaining legal advice. Insurance companies want to pay as little as possible in compensation, while an attorney knows a fair settlement value for your injuries, prognosis, and long-term needs.

Contact South Fayette truck accident lawyers

If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a truck accident, you need the services of an experienced Pittsburgh personal injury lawyer at Chaffin Luhana. Call us 24/7 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

We will review your case and advise you of your options. There is never a fee unless we win.