Truck Accident Attorneys in Wilkes-Barre
18-Wheeler Collisions in Pennsylvania
Truck accidents differ from car accidents in many ways. Truck accidents are often more damaging, are caused by different factors than car accidents, and involve more complex claims. Although you may be familiar with the process of resolving a car accident claim, truck accident claims are totally different. The prospect of dealing with a truck accident claim is overwhelming for many people. If you have been injured in a collision involving an 18-wheeler, you don’t need to take on insurance companies and liable parties on your own: Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law PC can help.
Our Wilkes-Barre truck accident lawyers are here to support you at every step of your case. We are dedicated to helping injury victims receive the care and compensation they deserve, and will fight for you!
Causes of Truck Accidents
A truck accident can be caused by many of the same factors that cause car accidents, such as reckless driving and mechanical issues. There are some causes of truck accidents that are unique to these types of collisions. Operating a truck is complex, and involves an entire system of safety management and specialized training. When a driver or a trucking company is negligent, accidents can result.
Truck accidents can be caused by:
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Truck Accident Damages
Truck accidents often cause more severe injuries and contribute to more significant damages than other types of motor vehicle accidents. The injuries caused by truck accidents are often expensive to treat, and victims are usually left with costly medical bills. Additionally, the victim’s injuries may leave them unable to work, resulting in lost wages. Other expenses may include the cost of repairing property damage.
A truck accident can cause significant non-economic damage as well. A truck accident victim may experience pain and suffering, anxiety, stress, fear, and depression. Although these effects are not tangible in the same way that medical bills and other financial expenses are, non-economic damages cause significant strain on an injury victim. It is possible to recover compensation for these damages.
Can the Trucking Company be Held Liable for My Injuries?
Pennsylvania is a no-fault state, so you should be able to recover compensation from your own insurance company after a truck accident. Although your insurance company may provide coverage for your expenses, you may be wondering if the truck driver or the company they work for can be held liable for your injuries.
It is possible to receive additional compensation after a truck accident, on top of your insurance benefits. The negligence of truck drivers is often to blame for collisions, but their negligence is often a product of negligence throughout the company they work for. The trucking company may be liable for your injuries if they hired an incompetent driver, committed safety violations, failed to correct safety violations, did not properly maintain their vehicles, or failed to meet their other responsibilities to keep their operations safe. We can evaluate the details of your case to identify issues such as these and hold the negligent trucking company accountable.
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Please contact us today if you or a loved one was injured in a collision with an 18 wheeler. We will help you file a claim and get you the compensation you deserve.