When you need a Philadelphia truck accident lawyer, get Gibbons & Crichton, Personal Injury and Accident Lawyers. We are dedicated to representing the victims of truck accidents and their families.
Representing Truck Accident Victims in Philadelphia
Every year, trucking accidents injure thousands of people in Pennsylvania. Fatalities also tragically occur.
Trucking accidents occur on highways, residential roads, and everything in between. They can be dangerous and deadly at all speeds.
Victims who are hurt because of the actions of others deserve outstanding legal representation. A lawyer can help you take on the trucking company and insurance companies that may be involved in a claim. We know what it takes for victims and families to receive fair compensation.
For more information and a case evaluation, contact us today.
Compensation for a Trucking Accident Claim
Trucking accident victims and their families may deserve compensation. When you think about claiming compensation, you may think about the truck driver and driving errors that may have resulted in harm. Did you know that there may be multiple parties who are responsible for a trucking accident?
Parties who may be legally liable for a trucking accident are:
- The driver
- Trucking company
- The company responsible for packaging and loading goods being shipped
- Government entity responsible for maintenance of the roads
- Manufacturer of the truck
- Designer of the truck
- The Party responsible for the maintenance or inspection of the truck
There can be many parties involved in shipping items by ground transportation. A trucking company may be liable for the actions of their employees in several ways, including the hiring and management of qualified workers, plus the idea that employers are generally responsible for what their workers do.
Getting fair compensation for a trucking accident requires identifying the parties that may be responsible and proving their liability. Then, you must determine what insurance policies are available and how to seek compensation.
As your lawyers, you have trained professionals who understand how to investigate and build a case for truck accident compensation. Whether your case is large or small, we want you to have justice. Results matter to us. Contact us today to see how we can help you.
Lawyers for Truck Accidents
After a truck accident, victims and families are left wondering where to turn. The trucking company and others involved may seem determined to avoid liability. You may not know how to begin or what to do if those responsible deny responsibility. It may take some investigation to determine who is liable.
We are full-service lawyers. We take a comprehensive approach to serving truck accident victims. Here are some ways we can assist you:
- Investigating who is at fault and gathering proof
- Understanding the physics involved in truck crashes and how victims may sustain serious injury
- Working with accident reconstruction and medical experts who may be critical to proving your case
- Determining what insurance policies and parties may pay compensation
- Reviewing how Pennsylvania law applies and what court in Philadelphia or elsewhere is appropriate to file the claim
- Knowing what damages are allowable by law and how to fully value them
- Identifying and responding to ways that insurance companies and others may try to minimize compensation
- Negotiating compensation or trying your case in court
Each victim and family have been through a harrowing experience. They deserve representation that is strategic based on the issues that are present in their situation. If fault is contested, we gather the proof needed for your case. If damages are in question, we prepare the evidence and legal arguments in your favor.
Talk to a lawyer about the specifics of your case. See how we can tailor our representation to your needs by contacting us for your consultation.
Trucking Accident Compensation FAQs
Who can get compensation for a trucking accident in Philadelphia?
Victims can get compensation for a trucking accident in Philadelphia based on the severity of their injuries. Truck accidents typically result in serious injuries. That means, even if you elected no-fault insurance, you may have the right to compensation.
Can a truck driver be liable for an accident?
Yes. Truck drivers have a legal duty to operate with care. They are commercial operators with a duty to operate with skill and attention. If a truck driver commits a driving error or acts negligently in another way, they can be liable to victims.
What if the trucking company is from outside Philadelphia?
Trucking companies move goods throughout the United States. A trucking company being from out of the area won’t stop you from claiming compensation for your injuries and harms. Our lawyers can determine the appropriate path to seeking compensation when a trucking company is from outside Philadelphia.
What kinds of damages can I claim for a trucking accident?
When trucking injuries impact your entire life, your compensation should reflect it. You may qualify to receive a range of economic and non-economic losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, vehicle damage, personal property damage, pain and suffering, emotional anguish, and disfigurement.
The insurance company says I don’t have a claim. What can I do?
The insurance company doesn’t have the final say. Our lawyers can help you respond if an insurance company denies or downplays your claim. If necessary, we can file the appropriate legal claim on your behalf.
Is there a time limit to filing for trucking accident compensation in Philadelphia?
Most trucking accident claims in Philadelphia have a two-year time limit. However, there are exceptions. The timeline may be shorter or longer. Start working on your case today by contacting us.
Consultations Available – Talk to an Experienced Lawyer
At Gibbons & Crichton, Personal Injury and Accident Lawyers, you are not just a number or a case file. Being a truck accident victim is serious, and you need serious results. Our founder and lead trial attorney, Tom Gibbons, personally handles each case with his experienced legal team.
Don’t worry about the future when you can work with a Philadelphia truck accident lawyer team with a track record of success. Consultations are available, and we are taking new cases. Contact us now for your consultation and to begin your case today.