Scott Accident Lawyer
Scott Truck Accident Lawyers
Eighteen wheelers and other large trucks play a vital role in transporting goods across the nation, but when one of these behemoths collides with a smaller vehicle, the result is often a serious injury or a fatality for those in the car.
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In a best-case scenario, those injured in a collision with a large truck eventually recover and go on to lead normal lives. However, far too often, these accidents leave behind permanent disability or impairment in their wake, along with financial devastation for the victims.
Our team of Scott truck accident lawyers at Chaffin Luhana will hold those responsible for the accident liable and help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys have recovered more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlement for clients.
Truck accident causes
Truck accidents result from many causes, but the most common include:
- Aggressive driving
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted driving
- Inexperience or poor training
However, many truck accidents do not result from driver error per se, but because the truck was not properly maintained, equipment failed, or the freight was loaded and secured incorrectly. Other factors contributing to these accidents include inclement weather and poor road conditions.
Many truck accident injuries are considered catastrophic, meaning the person’s mental or physical functioning will never return to normal, and they will require lifelong care. Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries resulting in quadriplegia or paraplegia
- Severe burns
- Skull or spinal fractures
- Loss of vision
Other injuries are severe and might require long-term care and rehabilitation, but the person may recover to some degree and may include:
- Multiple fractures
- Internal organ damage
Statute of limitations
Anyone injured in a trucking accident must file a Pittsburgh personal injury lawsuit within two years of the date of the crash. Too often, people die from their truck accident injuries, and in such circumstances, the personal representative of the estate has two years from the death date in which to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Truck accident damages
In Pennsylvania, compensation for truck accident injuries, also known as damages, may include:
- Medical expenses, current, and future
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Pennsylvania does not put a cap on damages for personal injury in truck accidents, unless the truck belongs to a government agency, whether local, county, state, or federal. Most trucking accidents involve commercial vehicles.
The amount of damages awarded depends on various factors, especially the severity of the injuries, subsequent care needed, and whether the person will ever work again or work in the field in which they were employed before the crash.
Contact Scott truck accident lawyers
If you were injured by a large truck, you need the services of an experienced Pittsburgh truck accident attorney at Chaffin Luhana. Call us today or contact us online to arrange for a free consultation.
We will protect your rights while investigating every aspect of your case. There is never a fee unless we win. Our core value is “Doing Good by Doing Right.”