- An accident involving a truck can result in devastating injuries and extensive property damage. If you or a loved one were injured in a truck accident involving a commercial semi-trailer or other large vehicle, the truck accident lawyers from Berger and Green are here to help.
At Berger and Green, we fight for the rights of accident victims in the Mount Lebanon area. We are so confident in our ability to help you that we do not charge a fee until you get your settlement. Our staff is eager to meet you, get to know you, and learn more about how we can help. For a free case evaluation, call our office today at (412) 661-1400.
Truck Accident Injuries in Mount Lebanon, PA
Our job is to make sure that the parties at fault for your injuries are held responsible. One unique aspect of an incident involving a truck is that it may have more accountable parties than a standard car accident does.
Under Pennsylvania’s liability laws, a Mount Lebanon truck accident lawyer can sometimes hold the trucking company liable for their actions as well as the driver. These laws enable us to pursue compensation from more than one source, with the advantage being that trucking companies may have much greater financial resources to pay for the cost of their damages.
Berger and Green can investigate your case to determine which factor played the largest role in your injuries and seek compensation to cover those costs.
The Truck Driver
First, we will investigate your accident and determine what the truck driver may have done to prompt the collision. We will gather evidence and show how their negligence or wrongful behavior may have caused the crash which resulted in your bodily injuries or property damage. Such negligent actions can include:
- The driver was under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or fatigue
- Distracted driving, such as texting or using a dispatch device
- Speeding to meet delivery quotas
- Failure to adhere to common traffic rules
We can use this information to demonstrate a driver’s liability.
Truckers are required by law to keep detailed logbooks and follow the Interstate Truck Driver’s Guide to Hours of Service. These are designed to keep records of how long they drive, how many hours they rest, all service and maintenance that was performed on the truck, and other information. We can subpoena this logbook and search it for inconsistencies, inaccuracies, or incomplete information. If, for instance, the driver was operating their truck on too little rest, or they had not serviced the truck recently, we can use this information to hold them liable.
Berger and Green can collect these resources to help a Mount Lebanon truck accident lawyer craft a narrative about what happened in the moments leading up to your accident.
The Trucking Company
Because most drivers work under the purview of a trucking company, we may be able to hold their employer accountable for your injuries under Pennsylvania’s various liability laws. Even if the driver was the owner-operator, meaning they own the truck which they used to haul goods, it is still possible that they were contracted through a company to carry loads.
It is also not unheard of for trucking companies to encourage their drivers to go beyond the weight limit of their flatbed, despite commercial vehicle safety regulations, to meet a higher demand. This can affect the truck’s mobility and contribute to an accident on the road. If this is the case, the company can bear the financial liability for not abiding by federal size regulations.
In the course of our investigation, we can determine if the trucking company bears the liability and if so, assemble a case against them.
The Truck Manufacturer
The truck manufacturer may also be partly or fully responsible for your injuries. If the truck had a flaw or defect, such as faulty brakes or an unstable chassis, those elements may have contributed to or caused the crash.
Under Pennsylvania’s product liability laws, we do not even have to prove that the manufacturer was negligent. We must show that the product (in this case, the truck) was being used for its intended purpose and that its parts had not been modified for any other reason.
Depending on the unique aspects of your case, there may be additional liable
- parties not listed above. A Mount Lebanon truck accident lawyer will investigate and identify every party that may bear financial liability for your truck accident injury. For a free consultation, call Berger and Green today at (412) 661-1400.
Your Mount Lebanon Truck Accident Compensation
Our Mount Lebanon truck accident attorneys can help you pursue payment for the following:
- Future and current medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
- Cost of ongoing therapy
- Emergency transportation services
These are only some of the reasons why you may want to pursue compensation for your accident. A member of our team can help you understand your legal rights and protect you against bad faith insurance practices. Speak with a member of our legal team to learn more.
Personal Injury Lawyer Near Me (412) 424-6079
For a free legal consultation with a lawyer serving Mount Lebanon, call (412) 424-6079
The Statute of Limitations in Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits is typically two years but can vary based on many different factors. Understanding how the statute of limitations applies in your instance can be critical to your case. Our team is well-versed in personal injury law and can navigate this difficult process on your behalf.
Call us Today For a Free Consultation
If you were injured in a truck accident, call the Mount Lebanon personal injury firm at Berger and Green. We will fight for the fair compensation to which you may be entitled, even if your claim has been denied or undervalued. We will not stop fighting for you until you accept a settlement offer. We work on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning that we do not get paid until you do. For a free case evaluation, call us today at (412) 661-1400.