Truck accidents can cause more severe, catastrophic injuries and damages than a regular auto accident. If you or a family member suffered injuries or a family member passed away because of a truck driver’s negligent actions, you may be eligible to receive compensation.
A McCandless truck accident lawyer can help you take action following a truck accident and fight for a fair outcome for you and your family. Contact Berger and Green today at (412) 661-1400 for a free consultation about your case.
Determining Liability in Truck Accidents
We want to hold the party or parties liable that caused the truck accident. Truck accidents can also be more complex than a car accident since multiple parties can be held responsible for the crash. It all depends on the unique details of your case.
Parties that can be held responsible for a truck accident may include:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The tire or truck manufacturer
- The cargo company
A truck driver could be responsible for the accident if they were operating the truck negligently while eating, being under the influence of a substance, or texting. In the case of a truck accident, the trucking company could be held liable according to the doctrine of vicarious liability. If an employee commits a wrongful act while on the job, they are ultimately their company’s responsibility.
If there was, however, an unknown defective part in the truck or an issue with one of the tires that caused it to malfunction and—as a result—harm others, the tire or truck manufacturer can be held accountable for the crash. It is also possible that the cargo company that loaded the truck did not properly secure the items, causing contents to fall off and injure surrounding drivers. In this situation, the cargo company can be held liable for their negligence.
We understand that truck accidents can happen in a plethora of ways. No matter how your accident occurred, we want to hear about it and determine what we can do in order for you to receive fair compensation for injuries you suffered through no fault of your own.
For a free legal consultation with a lawyer serving McCandless, call (412) 661-1400
How a McCandless Truck Accident Lawyer Works for You
If you are recovering from injuries sustained in a truck accident or attending to an injured loved one, you should not have to worry about anything else. We want to do all the heavy lifting for you. We help you during this difficult time in the following ways:
Speaking with Multiple Insurance Companies
Insurance companies are known to invalidate, deny, and downplay claims. They also tend to offer lower settlements than a victim deserves, hoping you will agree to it. We will gladly negotiate with insurance companies. If they do not cooperate, we can pursue litigation.
Communicating with the Trucking Company
A trucking company may try to fight your claim and settle out of court for less than you deserve, or their lawyers may challenge your case in court. We will handle this aspect completely. We are on your side and can build a case for you.
If you kept pictures of the accident, it is important to use these photographs in your case. We can also speak to eyewitnesses if you exchanged contact information with anyone at the scene. We can speak to your doctor (with your permission) about your injuries and acquire your medical records. You should also have an incident report. If you do not, we can procure it from the proper authorities.
Our goal is to identify the liable party or parties and obtain compensation on your behalf. We can work with accident reconstructionists and medical experts to help strengthen your case, as well. We want to represent you and take care of your legal matters while you focus on yourself or your family.
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Recovering Compensation After Your Truck Accident
You may be eligible to receive economic and non-economic damages. Damages may include but are not limited to:
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Medical bills
- Medical transportation
- Mental anguish
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of guidance
- Lifecare costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damage
- Replacement of vehicle
- Loss of limb
There are a number of different types of injuries one can sustain in a truck accident. Some injuries you may have suffered could include traumatic brain injury (TBI), broken bones, internal bleeding, lacerations, nerve damage, neck injuries, and spinal cord injuries. We are deeply sorry if you or a family member is dealing with any of these injuries. You should not be further damaged by this accident and the defendant(s) should pay for any necessary treatments.
Call Berger and Green at (412) 661-1400 today for a free case review so we can get started on your case as soon as possible.
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You Have a Limited Time to Pursue Financial Recovery
In Pennsylvania, one usually has two years to file for either a personal injury lawsuit or a wrongful death lawsuit if a loved one passed away in a truck accident under § 5524, Title 42. We encourage you to get legal help sooner rather than later because it takes time to build a compelling case. You do not want to end up barred from seeking compensation you deserve for waiting too long to take action.
Contact Berger and Green Today for Your Free Consultation
A McCandless truck accident lawyer is available to assist you if you are unsure of your options and want the help of a legal professional. We have 40 years of legal knowledge and are here to help with every area of your case. We will fight for a fair settlement so that you can move forward with your life more comfortably.
Reach out to Berger and Green today by calling (412) 661-1400 for your free case evaluation with one of our team members.