Semi-trucks and 18-wheelers cause some of the worst wrecks on the road, often leading to major destruction and devastating injuries. If you or someone you love was injured in a truck crash in or near McCandless, you may be eligible for compensation to pay for your physical and emotional injuries as well as for the damage to your vehicle and other personal property. A McCandless truck accident lawyer from Berger and Green can help. Our firm has a long and successful track record of winning settlements for accident victims in the Pittsburgh area.
At Berger and Green, we are a client-centered law firm that values honesty, transparency, and communication. We have helped hundreds of accident victims get what they deserve, and we want to put our knowledge and resources to work for you. We are so confident in our ability to help you that we never collect a fee until you get paid. For a free consultation with a member of our team, call us today at (412) 661-1400.
Semi Accident Injuries
Semi-trucks are bigger, more powerful, and more destructive than any other vehicle on the road. When they are involved in accidents, it is the occupants of the other vehicle who almost always bear the brunt of the collision. Semi accidents frequently lead to head injuries, spinal damage, broken bones, concussions, severe lacerations, and more. In the worst cases, drivers and passengers involved in truck accidents lose their lives.
Another characteristic of truck accidents that differentiates them from other motor vehicle collisions is the number of responsible parties. Under Pennsylvania law, it is not always just the driver we can hold liable for your damages but also the trucking company, which has vicarious liability for damages caused by their employees and contractors on the job.
Because semi accidents can be more complex to litigate than other car crashes, we recommend getting in touch with an injury lawyer as soon as possible and choosing one with a track record of winning clients’ compensation in personal injury cases. At Berger and Green, we have the knowledge and resources to steer your case to the best outcome, and we are eager to get to work today.
To learn more, and to receive a free consultation with a member of our staff, call us at (412) 661-1400.
The Truck Driver
Among the parties we may be able to hold liable for your McCandless truck accident injury, the driver is first and foremost. They are the ones whose negligence or wrongdoing led to the wreck, which caused your injuries. We can hold the truck driver financially responsible for your bodily injuries and property damage if we can show that they failed in their duty of care to you.
We will first investigate your accident to determine if the driver committed a traffic violation, such as speeding, running a red light, or an improper lane change. We will also examine their logbook, a document all truck drivers must keep up to date, recording their hours of service, the hours they sleep, the maintenance on their truck, and other information. If the driver’s logbook is behind or features inaccurate or incomplete information, we can use it against them.
The Trucking Company
The trucking company is also likely responsible for your injuries. Under Pennsylvania’s vicarious liability laws, we can go after them for compensation based on damages caused by their driver on the job. We can pursue this law whether the driver was an employee or an owner-operator working on a contract basis.
The Truck Manufacturer
If your McCandless truck accident was the result of a dangerous or defective truck component, we may be able to hold the manufacturer liable and recover compensation from them. Pennsylvania’s product liability laws allow us to go after manufacturers who put bad products on the market, even if we cannot show that they were negligent in making the product.
We will investigate your accident and determine if there might have been an issue with the truck that contributed to the accident.
The above list is not exhaustive as there may be responsible parties not listed. That is why the team at Berger and Green conducts a full investigation and gets to the bottom of exactly what happened. We are eager to get started right away. For a free consultation, call us at (412) 661-1400.
We Fight for the Accident Compensation You Deserve
The Berger and Green team can help you fight for the full compensation you deserve for your personal injuries, which may include financial recovery for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
- And more if you qualify
The Statute of Limitations in Pennsylvania
Under Pennsylvania Statute §5524, the statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits is typically two years but can vary based on a number of factors. You should speak with a lawyer as soon as possible about the specifics of your case. Berger and Green can file a quick lawsuit, if necessary, to prevent any issues from arising with the statute of limitations. For a free consultation, call (412) 661-1400.
Contact a Truck Accident Attorney in McCandless Today
A McCandless truck accident lawyer at Berger and Green is eager to get to work on your case today. There is never a fee to us until you get paid. To receive a free, no-obligation consultation, call us at (412) 661-1400.