Trucking companies go to great lengths to protect themselves from court costs and liability. They have sophisticated legal defense teams, rapid accident response teams, and refuse to take legal responsibility for the injuries they cause. They might even try to blame their drivers and take none of the blame themselves. Even when insurance companies offer payments and settlements, they are usually low offers to try and kill cases early for the lowest value possible. They are not looking out for you – only themselves. It is so important, especially if your injuries are severe, to have a legal team that can and will stand up to those of big trucking companies. The Reiff Law Firm’s truck accident lawyers is the kind of sophisticated legal team that fights for victims – not big trucking.
When you or a family member has been injured in an accident with a truck, or if you have lost a loved one, we are here to help. We fight across the country to get victims the compensation they deserve for their injuries. To schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your potential truck accident lawsuit with our national truck accident lawyers, contact the Reiff Law Firm at (215) 709-6940. You can also contact the firm online.
How Our Pennsylvania Truck Accident Attorneys Can Help
Other lawyers generally cover personal injury cases or focus on car crashes, but our truck accident lawyers know practically all there is to know about truck accident cases, in particular. There are rules and regulations that specifically cover truck drivers and trucking companies, and our team has the experience of using these regulations against trucking companies on behalf of our clients.
Trucks are huge, dangerous machines – and our attorneys appreciate that fact. We know that truck accidents can cause considerable injuries, and often have tragic results for our victims, and we work with that knowledge.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Our team of truck accident lawyers knows exactly where to look for the kind of evidence that wins complicated truck accident cases. Furthermore, we work to create a convincing case that is backed up by hard facts. Confusing puzzle pieces are scattered everywhere, and we know how to find them and put the whole picture together for a jury.
The important evidence often lays buried in driver’s logs, police reports, cell phone records, maintenance records, onboard video and navigation systems, and the truck’s event data recorders – devices similar to an airplane’s “black box.” We also hire experts that can examine crash scenes and reconstruct the accident based on scientific and engineering tools. With this evidence, we hope to make the most persuasive case we can for our clients.
One common cause of truck accidents is the failure of a company to regulate working hours for a truck driver. The reason for this is to increase the amount of profits that a truck driver may earn for exceeding the maximum work hours. As a result, a truck driver may operate their vehicle while severely fatigued. A drowsy driver is prone to veer from their lane or may fall asleep at the wheel, which can cause a severe truck accident.
Another common cause of truck accidents is the overloading of the trailer of a truck. As trucks already weigh a substantial number of pounds, it is important to avoid overloading a trailer that is being hauled. However, a trucking company may overload a trailer in an attempt to ship more items. This may cause additional stress on the tires and could cause a tire blowout. Tire blowouts are especially dangerous because they have the potential to cause a truck driver to lose control and may result in the truck being flipped over.
There are several other common causes of truck accidents that are not discussed above. Our firm can help you weigh your legal options if you were injured in a truck accident.
Damages Available to Those Injured in Truck Accidents
Whether you were fortunate enough to survive an accident with a truck accident with injuries or you lost a loved one to a fatal truck accident, we are here to get you the compensation you deserve. When you are injured, it can be so frustrating to see the person who caused your injuries try and avoid blame. We work to hold the people who hurt our clients responsible for their actions. When a wrongful death occurs in a fatal accident, you need experienced truck accident lawyers to protect the interests of your family and hold those responsible financially accountable. That means we go after every penny we can.
If you have medical bills stacking up, we will fight to get them paid. If you are out of work, we will see that you and your family are provided-for. If you are experiencing physical pain or suffering mentally and emotionally from your injuries, we will work to get you compensation.
If you lost a loved one in a truck accident, we would do what we can to help you recover. If the deceased were a spouse or parent, we would see that your family continues to be provided for in their absence. We get clients the financial compensation to cover funeral expenses, but also any other costs they experience because of the loss. That includes things like grief counseling, lost inheritances, lost benefits (such as healthcare), and the loss of companionship. Money can never fill the hole that a lost family member leaves in your life, but it can help take care of your family after their loss.
Statute of Limitations for Truck Accident Lawsuits
No matter what state you reside in, you should be aware that civil lawsuits are subject to the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations governs the amount of time that a plaintiff has to file a lawsuit with a court of law. This means that your truck accident lawsuit must be filed within a certain amount of time if you wish to pursue compensation for your injuries.
You should be aware that deadlines set by statutes of limitations laws may vary depending on the circumstances of the plaintiff’s case. Our firm can help you determine when your truck accident lawsuit case was accrued, and when you must file your lawsuit.
Statute of limitations filing deadlines is typically for a term of years. For example, if you wished to file a personal injury lawsuit in the State of Pennsylvania, you would only have two years to pursue your claim with a court. In comparison to many other states, Pennsylvania has a stringent statute of limitations deadline.
It is important to avoid making assumptions about the status of the statute of limitations for your case. If you are incorrect about how long you have to file your case, it could mean that you will be unable to file your case with the court. Specifically, the court will have the authority to bar your claim due to a violation of the statute of limitations. As a result, a plaintiff could miss their opportunity to seek compensation against a truck driver or the employer of a truck driver that was responsible for their injuries.
There are various reasons to pursue a claim well before the statute of limitations has expired. For example, if you wait years to pursue your case, this could make an attorney hesitant to accept your claim as the filing deadline quickly approaches. Additionally, valuable evidence you may need to prove your case could become lost or misplaced if you wait too long to file your suit.
If you are concerned about the statute of limitations for your truck accident case, you should waste no time in speaking with an experienced national truck accident attorney.
Contact Our Experienced Pennsylvania Truck Accident Lawyers Today About Your Case
The national truck accident lawyers at the Reiff Law Firm help those who have been hurt by the trucking industry. We take cases from all over the country and fight to get our clients the help they seek. On top of that, our attorneys are paid only if they win. We do not receive any money until our lawyers get you your compensation first. That means it will never be too expensive to hire us to take your case. We also offer free consultations with our experienced truck accident lawyers to answer your questions and share our experience in similar cases. There is no obligation to hire us – it is just a chance to talk about your case with a lawyer who will listen to see if you think we are an excellent fit to take your case.
If you are considering hiring an attorney to help with the injuries you received in a crash with a truck, call the Reiff Law Firm’s truck accident lawyers. We help clients around the country get representation so they can get compensation for their injuries. To set up a free, no-obligation consultation, call (215) 709-6940, or use the contact form on our website. Plus, if you hire us, know that you pay nothing until we win your case.