Large commercial trucks are prevalent in and around our area. While most of these large vehicles get from place to place without incident, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of a truck driver cause harm to others. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are ready to help you if you have been in a crash with a large truck. Our Philadelphia truck accident lawyers want to help you deal with the insurance companies, so call us today.
What can happen in these incidents?
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. When these vehicles get into a crash, they can cause serious injuries. This can include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
- Severe disfigurement
- Other injuries that lead to disability
The FMCSA says that there were approximately 148,000 injuries and 4,761 fatalities due to truck crashes during the latest reporting year in the US. These incidents can lead to massive medical bills for victims, sometimes reaching into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Should I talk to insurance companies?
You should talk to the insurance company when they call after a crash, but only to tell them that you have secured an attorney. Truck accidents can become incredibly complex very quickly. You can be sure that the truck company, their legal team, and their insurance carrier will be doing everything they can to minimize their liability. They will use anything you say against you in an attempt to lower a settlement amount.
You should let an attorney handle all communication with other parties in the aftermath of a commercial truck crash. Your lawyer will gather the evidence necessary to prove the truck driver or truck company is liable for the incident and work towards receiving fair compensation for all of your crash-related expenses. In many cases, these incidents are caused due to driver negligence of truck failure.
Your attorney will play a vital role in obtaining all of the records pertaining to the:
- The driver of the incident
- Truck’s inspections and maintenance
- Company’s safety history
You deserve to be compensated for your injuries
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident due to the negligent actions of a truck driver or trucking company, please seek legal assistance today. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., you can count on our team to get to the bottom of what happened. We will deal with the insurance companies to secure compensation for the following:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Punitive damages against the driver or company
If you need a Philadelphia truck accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling 215-543-7220.