If you recently suffered injuries from a collision with a semi-truck or 18-wheeler, you could qualify to recover substantial money from the trucking company, insurance company, and other liable parties. An Altoona truck accident lawyer from Berger and Green can evaluate your case and pursue compensation on your behalf. For more than 40 years, we have helped clients in the Altoona, PA area recover major compensation for motor vehicle accidents.
Berger and Green knows how to get results for clients. We are so confident in our abilities and our track record that we never charge a fee until we win. There is no risk in having us on your side because you pay for results only. To set up a free consultation today, contact Berger and Green.
Why Use Berger and Green to Take on Trucking Companies and Insurers?
When you get injured, our personal injury attorneys make sure that every liable party pays the damages you deserve. In the case of a truck accident, the most common responsible parties are the truck driver and the trucking company. Other possible liable parties include auto parts manufacturers, property owners, cargo companies, and other drivers.
We often focus on the trucking company, given that big companies have a greater ability than individual drivers to pay the damages they owe. However, we are willing to pursue any entity that may have caused your semi-truck accident. This can allow us to pursue maximum compensation for you.
We Can Apply Vicarious Liability to Your Case
Berger and Green can potentially go after trucking companies for accidents caused by their drivers because of Pennsylvania’s vicarious liability laws. These laws hold employers financially liable for injuries caused by their workers in the course and scope of their employment.
Most truck drivers are either W-2 employees or 1099 contractors (also known as owner-operators) working for a specific trucking or shipping outfit. We examine the relationship between the truck driver who hit you and their employer. We also investigate to make sure that the truck driver followed the proper rules and regulations imposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Then, we use the information we find to pursue the necessary party. That can take the form of filing an injury claim with the company’s insurer, filing a claim with the driver’s insurer, or filing a personal injury lawsuit.
We Handle Insurance Company Negotiations
Chances are that any compensation you receive will come from an insurance company.
Without someone on your side who is skilled and experienced at insurance company negotiations, you may end up getting stuck with a settlement that is less than you deserve and does not cover all of your economic and noneconomic losses.
We can assist you by:
- Making any necessary statements to insurance adjusters so that you don’t have to worry about what to say
- Recognizing common traps used to get you to admit fault or lower your settlement
- Keeping track of all your losses to make sure settlement offers are comprehensive
- Dealing with the day-to-day paperwork and communication required to navigate the insurance claims process
- Determining when you may need to pursue a personal injury lawsuit
At Berger and Green, we have been taking on insurance companies for decades. Our Altoona truck accident attorneys know how to retain the upper hand and get you the money you deserve.
We Have Jury Trial Experience
Berger and Green has a long track record of winning substantial jury awards for injured clients. We will not hesitate to take your case before a jury if the responsible party and their insurer do not agree to compensate you fairly.
We Prioritize Client Service
At Berger and Green, our attorneys are all about client service. We are not happy unless you are happy with us.
We understand the physical and emotional pain you are undoubtedly experiencing in the wake of your truck accident. The last thing we want is for the stress from everything you need to accomplish post-accident to amplify the pain you are already feeling.
That is why we handle as much as we can on your behalf. We want that stress on our shoulders, not yours, so you can focus on getting better.
We Have a Track Record Spanning Over 40 Years
When selecting a truck accident attorney, why not choose one with an established track record of getting their clients paid? That is what Berger and Green have been doing for four decades, and it is what we can do for you.
For a free legal consultation with a Truck Accident lawyer serving Altoona, call 412-661-1400
Our Truck Collision Lawyers Help Win the Compensation You Deserve
The Altoona, PA truck accident lawyers at Berger and Green fight for the fair compensation you deserve, for both economic and noneconomic losses. These include:
We help you get paid for both your current and future medical costs.
A truck crash can cause catastrophic injuries that could change your life, like spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, organ damage, or loss of a limb. Compensation for medical care can cover not only the initial expenses but also the long-term ones, like ongoing physical therapy or mental health support.
If you missed work because of your truck accident injuries, we can help you get paid for the income you lost. This applies to any form of income, whether you earn a salary, hourly wages, commissions, or work in the gig economy.
Reduced Earning Capacity
We will pursue compensation to cover the difference between what you are capable of earning after your injury and what you would have been able to earn had the injury never occurred. If necessary, we can also pursue damages to help pay for training in a new field, if you can no longer work in your previous job.
Pain and Suffering
Our attorneys can pursue noneconomic damages such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
We can use evidence of other damages, like medical bills, to support seeking this compensation. For instance, records from visiting a therapist and prescriptions for antidepressants can demonstrate the psychological and emotional toll of the truck crash, supporting our argument for emotional distress compensation.
Loss of Enjoyment of Life
If your truck accident injuries prevent you from partaking in hobbies you once enjoyed, we can pursue your loss of enjoyment of life. Likewise, these damages can cover issues like reduced independence, inability to pursue certain life goals, or changes to your relationships.
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The Statute of Limitations on Truck Accident Injury Suits in Pennsylvania
In general, truck accident victims in Pennsylvania have two years to take legal action and file a personal injury lawsuit, according to PA § 5524. Nonetheless, every case is different, and before you assume the deadline for yours, you should speak with one of our lawyers to get all the information.
Berger and Green offers a free, no-obligation initial consultation to all truck accident victims in the Altoona, PA area.
Schedule Your Free Altoona Truck Accident Consultation Today
If you suffered injuries in a collision with a semi-truck or 18-wheeler, do not wait another day. Call the Berger and Green truck accident lawyers serving Altoona to find out how to recover damages. We can help you get the maximum compensation you deserve for your truck accident injuries. You never pay us a fee until we win.