Philadelphia truck accident attorney
Have you been injured in a truck accident? Did a loved one suffer catastrophic injuries or did you lose a loved one through a truck accident? An accident on the road with a commercial truck is a frightening ordeal. If you have been hit by a truck, you need attorneys who are experienced in handling truck accidents and negotiating with these companies. ThePhillyLawyers have dealt with commercial trucking insurance companies and carriers for many years. Contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced Philadelphia truck accident attorney.
Truck accidents are often the most serious and dangerous motor vehicle accidents. If you have been injured by the negligence of a truck driver, you have a right to recover monies, not only from that truck driver but from their employer as well. If a truck has hit you or a family member, please call an attorney at the ThePhillyLawyers.
Sometimes truck drivers, in order to get their delivery quicker, will drive aggressively or for more hours than allowed. Sleep deprivation, alcohol, or belligerent driving can make trucks lethal on the highway. In addition, poor maintenance of trucks can sometimes lead to serious accidents.
There are many laws covering the safe operation of 18-wheelers and semi-trucks. Some of these relate to:
- drivers adhering to a set amount of driving hours
- no alcohol or drugs
- truck inspected, repaired, and maintained properly
- load weight of the vehicle
- driver’s qualifications, training, and driving record
- driver log books
ThePhillyLawyers are experienced in handling the needs of victims of commercial trucking accidents. We will immediately send our investigators to the scene of the accident to complete a forensic accident evaluation, such as photographing skid marks and damaged vehicles, recording property damage, seeking witnesses, and documenting all the relevant details. We will thoroughly investigate your accident, including obtaining any black boxes or GPS tracking units that can determine the speed and location of the truck at the time of the accident.
Our attorneys will demand records from the trucking company, such as maintenance records, driving records, safety procedures, and will investigate whether the driver was in compliance with Pennsylvania Trucking Laws.
Big insurance companies representing commercial truck companies and their drivers are fierce opponents. Their adjusters will attempt to get your statement and persuade you not to hire an attorney. They may try to minimize your claim and convince you to settle for a small amount. If you are in an accident with a commercial truck, you need a lawyer who can properly represent you and help recover all the money you deserve.
We work closely with our injured clients insuring that they are compensated for lost wages, repairs to their car, medical treatment, and any out-of-pocket expenses. In communicating with your insurance carrier, we also will manage all parts of your personal injury, lost wages, and property damage claim. Your medical bills will be paid and we will lead you through the process, ensuring that you get all the money you deserve.
Call us today for a free consultation. With personal injury cases, you owe us nothing until we settle your case.