What to do after a Tractor Trailer Accident
Typically, these claims will be filed against the trucking company that owns the vehicle, not the driver himself, and will require the assistance of an attorney who has experience handling claims against larger-scale defendants. At the Pisanchyn Law Firm our attorneys have successfully handled personal injury claims against large trucking companies and insurance carriers, and are well-versed in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations that may affect your claim.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a semi truck accident, you may have legal recourse. To learn how our Pennsylvania attorneys may be able to help you recover compensation for your losses, call 1-800-444-5309, or fill out the form on this page, for your free case review.
How Can a Tractor Trailer Accident Attorney Help Me?
An attorney can help establish liability for your crash, collect evidence to strengthen your claim and help ensure compensation is sought from the appropriate parties.
Following a crash, the trucking company and their insurance company will start an immediate investigation of the scene. These companies have specific and detailed procedures on handling truck accident claims designed to limit the recovery of those injured in the crash.
State authorities may also launch their own investigation into the accident at this time, which may prove beneficial for your claim. At the Pisanchyn Law Firm, our truck accident attorneys will work with specialized experts to assist in complimenting the official investigation. Our attorneys can:
- Review camera footage, if available
- Interview witnesses
- Review mandatory police and accident reports
- Analyze and review medical records
- Interview medical staff
- Consult experts to reconstruct the accident scene and recreate the accident
There are a number of parties who could be liable for injuries sustained in a truck accident, including the following:
- Truck driver
- Truck driver’s employer
- Owner of the truck
- Company leasing the truck
- Owner of the leasing company
- Owner of the trailer, if attached
- Company leasing the trailer
- Manufacturer of the truck, trailer, or components
Our attorneys have experience handling complex tractor trailer accident cases and understand how to clarify which party may, or may not, be liable for your injuries. To help determine liability, we may investigate:
- The party which had primary control and custody of the vehicle at the time of the accident
- Driving logs and records, including weigh-ins
- The level of control the company had over its drivers
- The driving history of the vehicle and trailer
- Maintenance records
- Potential violations of federal and state laws regarding driving regulations
- Past violations of state and federal trucking laws
- Past criminal convictions
- Potential manufacturing defects
The Pisanchyn Law Firm recently obtained $1.5 Million for a client. In this case, the truck company and Insurance Company smuggled the driver out of the scene so he never received a field sobriety test to show that he was on drugs at the time of the collision.
For the 8th time in the past two years The Pisanchyn Law Firm has obtained well over $1,000,000.00 in Tractor Trailer Accident cases. To say the Pisanchyn Law Firm are excellent Tractor Trailer and Personal Injury attorneys is an understatement. We make the person and company whose fault it was pay, which saves other persons lives by way of sending a message to these negligent truckers and trucking companies.
Never agree to any offer made by the trucking company or their insurance adjusters without first consulting legal aid. Not only are our Pennsylvania tractor trailer accident attorneys on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we also offer free consultations and representation for tractor trailer accident victims until we win your case and even then you will never pay out of pocket; we will only be paying you the money you deserve.
Please, call our PA truck accident lawyers now toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation. Our semi truck accident lawyers have offices in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Scranton and will travel to you.