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Why You Need A Truck Accident Attorney After An Accident

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In the aftermath of a car accident, those involved may feel distressed, shocked, and shaken up. This is natural as these events typically are not intentional and they tend to happen unexpectedly. If severe injuries are suffered or death results from a crash, these feelings may not even exist because the extent of the harm is so devastating that the brain cannot even comprehend what is happening. With accidents involving large 18-wheeler trucks though, often is the case that the aftermath is catastrophic. This can be true for the truck driver, but mostly is the case for the victims in smaller vehicles that were impacted by the truck.

A commercial truck accident injury claim can be complicated because there are several entities that may be involved in operations and have liability should a crash happen. It is important that after a commercial truck accident in Pennsylvania, you get in touch with a  truck accident attorney at O’Donnell Law. The legal team at the O’Donnell Law Offices has substantial experience handling highly intricate and complex commercial truck accident claims and helping victims get the most compensation possible from them.

How An Attorney Can Help After a Commercial Truck Accident

Due to the devastation and destruction that a truck accident can have it is imperative that victims secure the most compensation that they possibly can from their injury claims. This would include all of the costs of the damages they are currently suffering and any that may exist in the future. For example, a victim may need emergency surgery and this would be a medical expense that is current. But in the future, they may need ongoing therapy, further surgical treatment, and even psychological services to help them through their emotional distress.

When a truck accident takes place, any of the following parties or a combination of them may be responsible for paying the victim’s damages after a crash:

  • The company that loaded the cargo.
  • The trucking company that employs the truck driver.
  • The truck driver operating the big rig.
  • The manufacturer of the truck.

Figuring out who is liable is something that an experienced attorney will know how to do. Also, considering the high costs of truck accident settlements, many of these entities will have savvy legal teams on their payroll ready to combat claimants. It is critical that a victim of a truck accident also have aggressive and skilled legal counsel on their side to counter such efforts to deny them their much-needed compensation.

Speak with a Pennsylvania Truck Accident Injury Attorney Today

The truck accident injury attorneys at O’Donnell Law know how to evaluate truck accident injury cases and identify those accountable for paying victims for their damages.

To learn more about filing a truck accident injury claim in Pennsylvania, please schedule a free initial consultation with the Kingston truck accident lawyers at the O’Donnell Law Offices serving clients in Kingston, Wilkes Barre, Hazleton, and Pittston at 570-821-5717 or online today. There is no fee or cost until we win your case.

Source:

penndot.pa.gov/TravelInPA/Safety/Documents/2020_CFB_linked.pdf

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