Wilkins Truck Accident Lawyer
Few accidents cause more devastating and permanent injuries than those occurring when a large truck impacts a smaller vehicle. Those who manage to survive the crash often face a long road to recovery.
During recuperation, the injured person may not be able to work, and may never return to the job they held before the crash, or even be able to manage any type of employment. While medical expenses skyrocket, the injured party and their family may not have the income to pay regular bills, such as the mortgage or rent.
Although the situation is difficult, do not despair. Help is available.
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A Pittsburgh personal injury lawyer at Chaffin Luhana can determine who is responsible for your injuries and hold them liable. While most cases are settled, we will go to trial when necessary.
What to do after a truck accident
Many people involved in truck accidents cannot do much more than wait for emergency responders, as they are too badly injured. However, if possible, take the following measures after a truck accident:
- Take photos or videos of the crash site, including all vehicles involved.
- Write down what happened immediately afterward, or record your memories on your cell phone.
- Make sure a police report is filed.
- Seek immediate medical treatment, even if you do not think you were seriously injured.
- Obtain legal counsel.
What not to do after a truck accident
After a truck accident, often while the injured person is still in the hospital, he or she may receive a phone call from the other party’s insurance company. Do not sign any paperwork and certainly do not agree to any type of settlement before consulting a lawyer.
Insurance companies want to settle claims for as little as possible. Even if a settlement amount sounds generous, a recently injured person does not know how long recovery may take or what long-term care he or she needs.
A lawyer knows a fair settlement amount for the type of injuries you incurred and the prognosis.
Truck accident liability
Unlike accidents involving smaller motor vehicles, there are often multiple parties responsible for a truck crash. A Pittsburgh personal injury attorney will identify all of the parties potentially at fault for the truck accident.
These entities may include the:
- Truck driver
- Trucking company
- Repair company
- Cargo company, if freight was improperly loaded or secured
- Equipment manufacturer
- Route planner
- Vehicle manufacturer
For example, many truck accidents occur because of tire blowouts or brake failures. An investigation by a qualified lawyer may reveal design defects in the tires or maintenance failures on the part of the trucking company or repair provider.
Contact Wilkins truck accident lawyers
If you or a loved one are the victims of a truck accident resulting from another party’s recklessness or negligence, a Pittsburgh truck accident attorney at Chaffin Luhana can help. Call us 24/7 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation.
Our experienced attorneys have recovered more than $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for their clients. We will fight aggressively so that you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries.
There is no fee unless we win.