Wilkes Barre Truck Accident Lawyers
Injured in a Truck Accident? Contact Us — Your Wilkes Barre Truck Accident Attorneys
Every year, thousands of motorists are killed or injured by the negligent operation of large trucks. Large trucks represent only 3 percent of all registered vehicles driven on the road but make up over 25 percent of the deaths that occur in vehicle collisions.
Common Causes for Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania
Trucks are the largest vehicles on the road, which also makes them among the most dangerous. Common causes for truck accidents include fatigued driving, speeding, reckless driving, distracted driving, poor truck maintenance and improper loading. All of these scenarios could be avoided.
Victims of truck accidents who survive can suffer life-changing injuries. The injuries caused by the accident could cost them millions of dollars in expenses over the course of a lifetime. Fatalities are also far more likely in accidents involving commercial trucks.
How Can a Truck Accident Lawyer Help You?
At O’Donnell Law Offices, our Wilkes Barre truck accident attorneys have the experience to guide you through the claim process. When we are on your team, there is no cost to you until we win your case.
The trucking industry is highly-regulated and many trucks are often owned by large corporations. This means that a truck collision is usually more complex than a car accident case. One difference in this claim process is that there are a number of people and entities who could be liable. Liability is difficult to determine, which is why it is important to have your lawyer investigate and begin legal process immediately.
At the O’Donnell Law Offices, we ensure that expert services and testimonies needed to build a strong case for our clients are timely gathered for their truck accident claims. The services and testimony of a trucking expert are often necessary to prove a case. A trucking expert has worked in the industry, is familiar with regulations, equipment, accounts and practices. A trucking expert can use his or her expertise to determine if safety regulations were violated.
An engineer may also need to review the existing physical and factual data to recreate the events which led to the accident.
In most cases, testimony from physicians or vocational witnesses is needed to further investigate the accident, injury and related issues. Without this information, your case cannot be properly presented and full compensation may not be obtained.
Gathering the personnel for a truck accident claim can be time-consuming and difficult. This is the reason why having a skilled and experienced law firm on your side is necessary.
Contact Our Wilkes Barre Truck Accident Attorneys
At O’Donnell Law Offices, our attorneys will seek out information from insurance adjusters, trucking experts, doctors, and witnesses to help you see the compensation you deserve. We will also maintain the accuracy of their corresponding testimonies and reports.
To protect your legal rights after a serious injury from a trucking accident, schedule a free consultation with O’Donnell Law Offices. There is no fee or costs until we win your case.
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