Pennsylvania Tractor Trailer Wreck Attorneys
“Big Rigs.” “Eighteen-Wheelers.” “Semis.” “Tractor-Trailers.”
Regardless of what we call them, it’s a fact of modern life that heavy trucks are on nearly every roadway in the United States. Thousands of these enormous vehicles travel across interstates, highways, and roads every day.
As a result, traffic accidents involving tractor-trailers are a common occurrence. And because these vehicles are so much larger than passenger vehicles, the damage caused by the accident is often much greater than a typical car crash.
Heavy truck accident victims frequently find themselves faced with an assortment of unexpected and hard-to-answer questions:
How can I afford to miss work while I recover?
What if a loved one was killed in the accident?
How am I going to pay for all of these hospital bills?
What if the accident was the trucking company’s fault, not the truck driver’s?
If you have suffered from a serious injury involving a heavy truck, it’s important to know that you are not alone. There is help available and you don’t have to suffer and struggle on your own any longer.
We are here to help.
If you have suffered injuries as a result of an accident with a big rig, there are important steps that you should take to ensure that you get the care and the compensation that you need.
· Do Not Discuss the Accident: Regardless of the circumstances, it’s important not to talk about the accident any more than is necessary. Any communication, whether spoken, written, or other, can be used against you. Insurance companies are known for twisting victim’s words if it means a cheaper claim for them. In fact, it’s a good idea to talk as little as possible to the insurance company, the truck driver, the trucking company, or anyone else involved. If a police officer or someone else needs information for a report, stick to the facts. If you don’t know something or are unsure about a detail, say so. Don’t guess.
· Take Care of Yourself: This should be your top priority. Get good medical help for your injuries. Make sure that you attend all of your doctor visits and follow their recommendations as well. If they write you a prescription, fill it. If they order tests, have them done. If they refer you to a specialist, keep the appointment. If they recommend treatment options, be sure to follow through.
· Keep Good Records: Get a copy of the police report, eyewitness statements, and any other records from the accident. Keep a notebook and write down a record of everything related to your accident. Record everything you remember from the day itself. Make note of doctor’s appointments and hospital visits on a calendar. Keep a journal of your symptoms, mood, lifestyle changes, etc. All of this information will help prove your case when you file your compensation claim.
· Contact A Personal Injury Lawyer: If you are facing huge medical bills, lost wages, or permanent disability, it’s equally important that you take care of yourself financially as well. Unfortunately, this is rarely an easy process. Dealing with insurance companies and medical bills can be daunting and overwhelming. That’s why it’s so important to find a personal injury lawyer who: 1) has extensive experience with trucking accidents and 2) that you trust.
Our truck accident lawyers can assist you with any of the following injuries:
· Brain Injury
· Catastrophic Injury
· Wrongful Death
· Broken Bones
· Knee Injury
· Shoulder Injury
· Back Injury
To schedule a free consultation with one of our truck accident attorneys, call (412) 661-1400 or contact us by e-mail. We handle all personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no attorneys’ fees or costs to us unless we recover compensation for you. Berger and Green offers free home and hospital visits.