A collision between your car and a large truck can leave you with life-changing injuries that can wreak financial havoc. A truck accident that causes fatal injuries to a loved one can also cause emotional trauma for your family. Our client-focused team at Berger and Green can help you or your family recover fair compensation.
Our Munhall truck accident lawyers can handle all the details of your case and advocate for the best possible outcome for you. We will evaluate the details of your claim at no cost or obligation to you. If we accept your case, our personal injury lawyers will work to collect evidence to bolster your case and pursue fair compensation.
Berger and Green Will Support You Throughout Your Truck Accident Case
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) research notes the significant difference in size between your smaller vehicle and a large truck. This disparity in size means your car could become trapped under a truck, leading to serious or fatal injuries.
To help you recover compensation after your accident, our truck accident attorneys can:
- Build a solid case for financial recovery
- Ensure your case is accurately assessed
- Establish the at-fault party’s negligence
- Handle all case-related communication
- Canvass the accident scene for evidence
- Explain insurance and legal language
- Answer your legal questions and concerns
We make sure you get regular updates on the progress of your case, negotiate a favorable monetary settlement, and represent you in court if necessary.
Truck Accident Injuries Can Change Your Life
The injuries you sustain in a collision with a large truck can leave you with life-changing or life-threatening injuries. Truck accident injuries can include:
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Sadly, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), as many as 110 truck accident fatalities occurred in 2020. If your family experienced the loss of a loved one in the accident, we can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit or a survival claim.
For a free legal consultation with a Truck Accident lawyer serving Munhall, call 412-661-1400
What You Need to Know About the Causes of Truck Accidents
You are entitled to recover compensation after an accident if it was caused by negligence. Per the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), known truck accident causes include:
- Factors related to the vehicle, such as manufacturing and design flaws, lighting issues, and brake or tire failure
- Factors related to the driver, such as fatigue, hours-of-service violations, alcohol use, and distracted driving
- Factors related to the condition of the road, including hazards, potholes, snow, and ice
To uncover the causes and contributing factors in your accident, we conduct a comprehensive investigation. We can also create a robust evidence file that documents the accident’s causes, contributing factors, and resulting costs.
Leave Evidence Collection to Our Team at Berger and Green
When our truck accident lawyer builds your case in Munhall, we start by collecting evidence that proves your version of the accident and your right to compensation. The evidence may include:
- Official police report
- Accident reconstruction
- Photos and video footage
- Truck driver logbook
- Truck maintenance records
- Driver training history
- Cargo loading records
This evidence proves the cause of your accident. We also collect evidence that proves its financial impact. That can include medical bills, employment and salary history records, and vehicle repair and replacement estimates.
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Potential Compensation For Your Truck Accident Case
A truck accident can leave you with a plethora of medical bills. At the same time, your injuries can prevent you from returning to work to support yourself and your family. Our law firm will help you recover damages that include:
- Medical, rehab, and therapy bills
- Full- and part-time income loss
- Treatment-related travel expenses
- Property damage or total loss
You can also recover several non-economic damages that can be difficult to document on your own. They include:
- Physical disability or disfigurement
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional distress
- Diminished quality of life
To substantiate your non-economic damages, we collect medical, psychological, rehab, and therapy records from every healthcare professional or facility where you received treatment.
What You Need to Know About the Statute of Limitations
In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is generally two years from the date of the accident, according to Pa. C.S.A. § 5524. Various factors can alter the statute of limitations, making it difficult to ensure compliance on your own. With more than 40 years of experience, our legal team can ensure the filing deadline is accurately interpreted.
The loss of a loved one in a truck accident can leave your family reeling and unsure of what to do. We can help you understand your options. Via a survival claim or a wrongful death lawsuit, you can recover a range of damages.
The legal action your family files and its corresponding statute of limitations varies depending on the date of your loved one’s demise. Focus on taking care of your family. Our law firm will handle this sensitive and emotionally challenging case for you.
Our Fee Structure
It is never too soon to get our law firm involved in your case. To ensure you can get started on your case sooner rather than later, our legal team gets to work at no upfront cost to you.
Our law firm is not compensated until you are. If your case does not result in a financial award, you will not owe us any legal fees at all.
Get Your Free Truck Accident Consultation
If you suffered injuries in a truck collision, our law firm will help you file an insurance claim or a lawsuit. We can effectively navigate the compensation process so you can focus on putting your life back together.
Learn more about how hard our Munhall truck accident lawyer will fight for you. Start pursuing financial recovery by contacting one of our Berger and Green team members today.