A collision between your passenger vehicle and a large truck can cause life-changing injuries. Severe physical injuries create costly medical bills and lead to a plethora of additional injury-related expenses.
A Pittsburgh truck accident lawyer can help you pursue financial compensation for your injuries and injury-related expenses from the at-fault truck driver, the company the individual works for, or the company who built the truck or its components.
When you contact our truck accident team, we help you determine the right party to pursue for compensation. We also assign an accurate monetary value to your compensation claim and negotiate a favorable financial settlement on your behalf.
Contact the personal injury team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, by calling 800-959-1444 to start building your compensation claim today.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania
Getting the full monetary award that you are entitled to means proving the cause of the truck accident that led to your injuries. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT) research, commonly reported causes of large truck accidents include vehicle failures such as:
- Tires, wheels, and brakes
- Unsecured trailers
- Overloaded trailers
- Power train failure
- Steering system failure
- Improper towing
- Vehicle suspension
- Exhaust system failure
- Vehicle lighting
In addition to these vehicle-related causes, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) research, driver behavior can also cause dangerous truck accidents. Commonly reported driver behaviors that lead to truck accidents include drug and alcohol use, speeding, distracted driving, driver inattention, and driver fatigue.
You do not have to pursue financial recovery on your own. When we handle your truck accident claim, we work to identify the cause of your accident. Knowing what caused the accident can help us determine whether to seek financial recovery from the truck driver, the truck driver’s employer, or the manufacturer of the truck involved in the accident.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving Pittsburgh, call 800-630-9229
Common Truck Accident Injuries
The size, height, and weight difference between your passenger car and a large truck can lead to severe injuries for you and any of your passengers. Your injuries can require prolonged hospital stays and lead to significant medical expenses. They include:
- Severe burns
- Broken bones
- Limb amputations
- Spinal cord injuries
Your injuries can require prolonged rest, pain control, immobilization, bone setting, and physical and occupational therapy. These are expenses that should the at-fault party should pay. A personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit can help you seek the compensation so that you do not pay the costs of an accident someone else caused.
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Recoverable Damages After a Pittsburgh Truck Accident
Your lawyer can help you determine the right party to pursue for compensation after a truck accident in Pittsburgh. They can also use your medical bills, vehicle repair or replacement estimates, and salary history to assign a monetary value to your compensation claim based on these economic and noneconomic recoverable damages:
- Current medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Current loss of income
- Future loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Physical disability
- Physical disfigurement
- Mental anguish
- Emotional trauma
- Property damage
On your own, it can be challenging to calculate the noneconomic portions of your compensation claim. It can also be difficult to estimate the cost of future medical care and income loss. Your lawyer will help you accurately value your compensation claim and file it on time.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC, is ready to help you pursue legal action in your truck accident. Give us a call today to set up a free consultation with one of our team members.
File Your Personal Injury Lawsuit on Time
Preparing and filing a personal injury lawsuit is a time-consuming undertaking. It means gathering evidence, proving fault, assigning liability, building a case file, and filing your lawsuit in the court system. When you are coping with an arduous physical recovery, it can be hard to devote the required time to your personal injury lawsuit.
According to 42 PA CSA § 5524, you generally have two years from the accident date to file your personal injury lawsuit. If your lawsuit is not filed on time, you will not be able to hold the at-fault driver financially liable for the accident.
A truck accident can leave you with catastrophic injuries that require long periods of recovery. While you concentrate on your physical recovery, our personal injury team can concentrate on your financial recovery.
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A Truck Accident Lawyer Can Build a Complete Case File
The physical and emotional trauma of a truck accident can make it challenging to fully participate in building a solid personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit. While you focus on your physical recovery, or help a loved one with their physical recovery, we focus on building a comprehensive case file. Your case file will contain the following evidence:
- Crash report
- Police report
- Medical records
- Medical bills
- Witness statements
- Pictures of your injuries
- Pictures of your vehicles
- Vehicle repair estimates
- Vehicle replacement value
- Pay history or proof of lost income
Our team will read and review your medical records, crash report, and other relevant evidence that supports your right to financial recovery. We also negotiate for a favorable financial outcome for you and your family. We do not shy away from tough cases or stop fighting for you until you get the full financial compensation you deserve.
Start Your Journey to Financial Recovery
If you or someone you love are recovering from a recent collision with a large truck, you might be able to pursue a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit. When our law firm is on your side, we work hard to ensure you receive no further harm from an injury you suffered due to a negligent truck driver.
We even take your case on a contingency-fee basis so that you pay no upfront costs. Contact the personal injury team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, by calling 800-959-1444 to find out how a Pittsburgh truck accident lawyer can help you get the financial compensation you deserve.