Springdale Truck Accident Lawyers
Nothing prepares you for the physical and emotional trauma of a truck accident. An ordinary outing will change your life forever when a large truck strikes your car.
At the least, you are facing a considerable time away from work while recuperating. Because truck accidents are among the most serious of all motor vehicle crashes, many victims may never fully recover.
Pittsburgh Injury Attorneys – Chaffin Luhana
Whether you are temporarily or permanently impaired, you may receive compensation for your injuries if the actions of the truck driver or other parties resulted in the accident.
A Springdale Pittsburgh injury lawyer at Chaffin Luhana will determine exactly who is responsible for the accident and help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys have recovered more than $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for clients.
Truck accident causes
When a semi or similar large truck—known as a tractor-trailer, big rig, 18-wheeler, or Mack truck– causes the accident, responsibility and liability for the crash may rest with the truck driver, if they were:
- Driving under the influence
- Driving aggressively
- Distracted while driving
- Failing to yield the right-of-way.
Truck drivers must obey strict federal and state regulations, but some break these laws. However, in most cases, digital and paper trails can be found during a thorough investigation.
In addition, mechanical failure, such as blown tires or failed brakes, results in many truck crashes. In these situations, the following may be held liable:
- Trucking company
- Repair service
- Parts supplier
Jackknifed tractor-trailers are responsible for many accidents, and this happens because the freight was improperly loaded or secured. If the contents of the tractor-trailer spew out onto the highway, these items can also cause collisions.
Under such circumstances, the freight loading company may prove responsible for the accident. Every accident is unique and complex– and sometimes government agencies or other institutions hold some liability.
A personal injury attorney will investigate every aspect of the accident, reviewing police reports, driver’s logs, medical records, maintenance records, and the like. Although the time limit in Pennsylvania for filing a personal injury lawsuit is two years, obtaining legal counsel to launch an immediate investigation is critical.
Truck accident compensation
Under Pennsylvania law, compensation for those injured in truck accidents may include:
- Medical expenses, current, and future
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
Contact our team of Springdale truck accident lawyers
If you were seriously injured in a truck accident through no fault of your own, you need the services of a seasoned Pittsburgh truck accident lawyer at Chaffin Luhana. Contact us 24/7 to schedule a free consultation.
We know a fair settlement amount for your injuries, and we will negotiate aggressively with the insurance company. While most cases are settled, we do not hesitate to go to trial if the insurance company is not amenable to a reasonable and fair amount.
We will also dig deep into the details of your accident to maximize monetary damages and support you in your physical and emotional recovery. Our core value is “Doing Good by Doing Right.”
Because we work on a contingency basis, there is never a fee unless we win.