If you or someone you love was involved in an accident with a large truck, you could be entitled to financial compensation. You do not have to pursue compensation on your own. Our Mercer personal injury lawyer can fight by your side to ensure you recover the costs of your medical care, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We will assess your post-accident damages and explain each step in the personal injury process.
At Berger and Green, we also support families who have lost a loved one in an accident. Your initial consultation is always free. It gives us a chance to learn the details and merits of your case. It gives you the opportunity to learn more about our client-focused legal team and our commitment to never stop fighting for you.
The Benefits of Hiring a Truck Accident Lawyer From Berger and Green
Recovering compensation after your accident is dependent on proving its cause and identifying the at-fault party. Our truck accident attorneys can take care of both for you. We will prove the at-fault party:
- Owed you a duty of reasonable care
- Breached the responsibility to you
- Caused your accident and injuries
- Caused your resulting financial damages
Our investigation may indicate more than one liable party. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), truck accidents rarely have a single cause. We will not hesitate to pursue all potentially liable parties and their insurance companies on your behalf.
Commonly Reported Truck Accident Causes
FMCSA research cites the most frequently reported accident causes. In many cases, the actions of the driver cause the accident. That includes factors like exceeding hours-of-service regulations, driver fatigue, distracted driving, and drug or alcohol consumption.
Other causes can include:
- Vehicle factors, such as brake, tire, or windshield malfunctions.
- Environmental factors, including weather conditions like rain, snow, ice, fog, and other visual impairments
Road conditions like potholes, unrepaired highways, and faulty traffic signs and signals can also play a role in your accident. Road conditions could mean a government or municipality is responsible for your accident. If this is the case, it could mean you have specific notification and filing deadlines that must be met.
Potentially Liable Parties in Your Mercer Accident
Apportioning financial liability after a truck accident is complicated. When our truck accident attorney takes on your case, we assign liability to one or more of the following:
- Truck driver/owner/operator
- The company he drives for
- Truck maintenance facility
- Cargo loading facility
- Truck or parts manufacturer
We never burden you or your family with evidence collection. While you focus on getting better, our truck accident team takes on the time-consuming task of collecting evidence for you.
Evidence Berger and Green Compile to Build Your Case
With more than 40 years of experience, our truck accident team knows the importance of the evidence in your case. To present the strongest possible case for financial recovery, we include the following in your case file:
- Medical records
- Medical bills
- Written prognosis
- Salary history records
- Auto repair estimates
- Proof of income
- Injury photos
- Accident scene photos
- Witness statements
- Driver logbook
- Truck maintenance records
- Driver training history
- Cargo loading instructions
In addition to collecting your evidence, we also present it to the at-fault party and their insurance provider on your behalf. Our goal is to steer your case toward a financial settlement rather than a lengthy trial.
For a free legal consultation with a Truck Accident lawyer serving Mercer, call 412-661-1400
Potential Economic and Non-Economic Damages in Mercer, PA
After a truck accident, you could be entitled to recover economic damages from the at-fault party. These are tangible costs with accompanying documents and can include:
- Current and future medical bills
- Current and future loss of wages
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Treatment-related travel expenses
- Property damage or total loss
You can also recover various non-economic damages. These are intangible, can be difficult to substantiate on your own, and can include:
- Physical disability
- Physical disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Mental distress
- Emotional trauma
- Diminished quality of life
Our case assessment team will explain how we use your written prognosis and additional documents to prove the value of your non-economic damages. Our goal is to ensure your case is not undervalued or underpaid. We also help the families of truck accident fatalities recover wrongful death and survivors’ damages.
The State Limits the Time You Have to Recover Truck Accident Damages
The majority of cases like yours are settled out of court. If an acceptable settlement is not forthcoming or negotiations are prolonged, Pa. C.S.A. § 5524 gives you a limited time to file a lawsuit. Accordingly,
- You have two years from the date of the accident to file your personal injury lawsuit
- You have two years from the date of the accident to file your survivors’ lawsuit
- You have two years from the date of a loved one’s demise to file your wrongful death lawsuit
The filing deadline is complicated. The sooner our team goes to work on your case, the better. With sufficient notice from you, our law firm will ensure compliance with the appropriate statute of limitations.
Our Fee Structure Means You Can Get Started Right Away
If you were injured in an accident and need legal service and guidance, we can help. At no upfront or out-of-pocket costs, our law firm will:
- Review your injury case
- Cover all upfront expenses
- File your case in court
- Negotiate a settlement
Not even our contingency fee comes out of your pocket. We only accept compensation after we recover it for you. If you do not receive a financial award via a settlement or jury verdict, you will not owe us any legal fees at all.
Mercer Truck Accident Lawyer Near Me 412-661-1400
Your Initial Truck Accident Consultation Is Always Free
If you or someone in your family was injured in a truck accident, our Mercer truck accident lawyer can help you recover financial compensation. We will handle all the details of building your case and fight hard to negotiate a favorable settlement.
Get started by contacting one of our consultation team members at Berger and Green today.