An Easton truck accident lawyer at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys will fight for you against the trucking company
Get the maximum compensation and the justice you deserve for your truck accident injuries
If you were injured in a truck accident in Easton, the truck accident attorneys at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys are ready to help you.
Truck accidents can be life-changing. Accident victims not only suffer horrific injuries and tragic deaths, but victims and their families also incur tremendous costs. A truck accident lawsuit can help you recover the compensation you need to rebuild your life. If you or someone you love suffered a traumatic crash, you need an Easton truck accident lawyer who will fight for you. You need an attorney who knows how to take on large transportation companies and win record-breaking millions for truck crash victims. You need Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys.
The truck accident lawyers at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys are unsurpassed in their experience and success handling truck accident cases in Pennsylvania and beyond. They are regarded as the truck accident experts in the legal community: both Daniel Munley and Marion Munley have served as Chair of the American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group; Daniel Munley and Marion Munley both serve on the Board of Regents for the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys; and, they are among the first 40 lawyers in the United States to earn board certification in truck accident law from the National Board of Trial Advocates. No one is better qualified to handle your truck case.
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Easton, Pennsylvania Truck Accidents
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) annual report, there were 125,267 collisions in the Keystone State just last year. PennDOT reports that 6,344 of those crashes involved large trucks. Total reported crashes in 2020 decreased 16.6% compared to 2019 , but fatalities increased by 6.6% while total injuries decreased by 19.7%. Of course, the year 2020 saw fewer overall miles traveled due to the covid-19 pandemic. In 2020, Northampton County saw 20 fatal crashes, and 1,085 crashes resulting in injury.
The major roads in the Lehigh Valley include I-78, I-80, Route 309, Route 22, Route 33, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Truck wrecks can happen anywhere, but highway crashes are often the most devastating because they happen at high speeds.
Wherever your Easton truck crash took place, an attorney at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys can help make things right again.
Who we are: a family of lawyers fighting for Easton truck accident victims
More than 60 years ago, our father, Robert W. Munley, founded our family’s law firm in Scranton, Pennsylvania with a clear mission. Ever since, Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys has sought to lend a voice to the voiceless, providing all people with equal access to justice, even against the most powerful entities. In doing so, our small town Pennsylvania family law firm became the nation’s leading truck accident lawyers. Most recently, our lawyers negotiated a record-breaking $26 million settlement on behalf of a truck crash victim. In Easton and across the country, our truck accident lawyers serve on national boards, give lectures, receive awards, and travel to teach the cutting edge techniques we use to win big for our clients.
Despite our recognition as the premier truck accident law firm in the United States, Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys remains true to its Pennsylvania roots and our father’s mission. When you retain a Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys lawyer to fight your Easton truck accident case, you become part of our family and our promise to you is simple.
The Iron-Clad Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys Promise
As your attorneys, we will be here for you. When you are a Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys semi-truck accident client, you will receive nothing but professional, honest legal representation.
- We will never charge you a penny for our services unless and until we win financial compensation for your injuries.
- Your best interests will guide everything we do on your case.
- We will always keep you informed about all relevant settlement offers made on your case.
- No one will work harder for you than us.
If you are ready to discuss how an award-winning Easton truck accident lawyer from Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys can win maximum compensation for you, call us today.
What Makes Truck Accidents Different From Car Accidents
Make no mistake – if you’ve been in an accident involving a large truck, you don’t just need a personal injury lawyer. You need a truck accident lawyer.
While most personal injury firms handle car accidents, few have successfully handled a truck accident case (let alone hundreds of them). Truck crash cases are different from car accidents, and require an attorney with the resources, experience, and specialized knowledge to win them.
Truck crashes often involve more severe injuries than car crashes do, simply because of the sheer size and weight of heavy trucks. For this reason alone, your case will require an attorney who knows how to obtain maximum compensation to ensure your damages are fully covered.
Unlike car accidents, truck accidents often involve multiple defendants. If you were hit by a negligent truck driver, you can of course bring a lawsuit against the negligent driver. You will also likely have a case against the trucking company that employs the driver. Additionally, there may be other third party defendants involved, such as an independent broker, manufacturer, or maintenance company. In order to successfully bring a claim against each of the responsible parties, you will need an Easton truck accident attorney who knows how to handle them correctly.
Truck accident lawsuits also require the use of specific experts and investigators. You will need a lawyer who can mobilize their team immediately to preserve crucial evidence, investigate the trucking company, obtain logbooks and internal company records, analyze black box data, and review medical records. It is important that your lawyer understands the federal regulations governing commercial transportation and long-haul trucking.
While most car and truck accidents settle out of court, it is crucial that you have an attorney with extensive trial experience. The stakes in a truck accident case are high, and the trucking company will have aggressive defense lawyers working on their behalf. It is extremely important that your lawyers be prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.
Easton Truck Accident Injuries
An accident with a semi-truck, 18-wheeler, big rig, tanker truck, or other large vehicle can cause devastating damage. The injuries victims suffer can be life-threatening, or life-altering. The purpose of your truck accident lawsuit is to hold the at-fault party responsible and provide you with the resources you’ll need to recover and rebuild after the crash. The recovery you require will depend on the type and extent of the injuries you sustained. Common truck crash injuries include:
Traumatic Brain Injuries – Traumatic brain injuries (or TBI) are among the most common and most serious consequences of a truck crash. A traumatic brain injury can result from blunt force to the head, a skull fracture, or the impact causing the brain to strike the interior of the skull wall. Traumatic brain injuries can cause permanent brain damage and even death.
Broken Bones – Due to the force of the impact in a truck crash, broken bones are extremely common. Broken bones can be very painful and require multiple surgeries to fully heal. A broken bone can also cause internal damage to vital organs.
Neck and Back Injuries – Victims of truck accidents often suffer from varying levels of neck and back pain, ranging from whiplash to serious spinal cord damage and disc problems. Neck and back injuries can cause long-term pain and affect a person’s ability to work and care for themselves.
Death – In the worst cases, truck accidents can claim the lives of the people involved. The truck accident lawyers at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys represent the families of those who have died in a crash in order to provide the family with some measure of justice and future security.
Easton Tractor-Trailer Accident FAQ
Your truck crash questions and answers from our leading truck accident team
Q: As the victim of a semi-truck crash in Easton, what kind of lawsuit can I bring?
Truck accident cases usually involve two broad categories of legal claims. When a tractor-trailer crash victim survives the accident, but is seriously hurt, he or she can file a personal injury lawsuit for damages based on bodily injuries. Alternatively, the family of a semi-truck wreck victim who died in the crash or as a result of accident-caused injuries can bring a “wrongful death” lawsuit. Because tractor-trailer collision victims and their families can sometimes bring other claims, you should consult with an experienced truck accident lawyer about the right lawsuit for you to file. At Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys, that consultation is always free.
Q: If I suffered an accident with a commercial tractor trailer, how long do I have to file my case?
As a general matter, every state sets its own time limits called “statutes of limitations” for filing legal claims in court. The length of time depends on the type of case. In Pennsylvania, you have two years from the date of injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, that does not mean you can wait two years to contact a lawyer. The process of preparing and filing your lawsuit can take several months. What’s more, it is important to act quickly because critical pieces of evidence can be lost or destroyed in the days and weeks following a truck crash. Even if you do not yet know the extent of your damages and what your recovery will entail, a lawyer at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys can advise you and ensure your rights are protected.
Q: What are my rights as a trucker injured in a crash?
If you are a truck driver who was injured in an Easton truck accident that was not your fault, Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys can help. We have represented many truck drivers who were hurt on the job as a result of another driver’s negligent behavior.
Q: To win my truck crash case, what will I need to prove?
For most truck accident cases, the plaintiff (crash victim) will need to prove the defendant’s negligence. In essence, negligence means that the defendant failed to act reasonably given the circumstances. Negligence has four different parts, and the tractor-trailer crash victim must prove each of them in order to win.
- Duty – At trial, the plaintiff must show that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care. In each case, the duty will depend on the identity of the defendant. In motor vehicle accident cases, all drivers have a duty to exercise a reasonable amount of care on the road.
- Breach – After establishing the defendant’s duty, the truck crash victim must show that the defendant “breached” that duty. In order words, the plaintiff must show the defendant violated his duty of care.
- Causation – For the third negligence element, the plaintiff must prove that because of the defendant’s breach, the plaintiff experienced injuries.
- Damages – Finally, semi-truck accident victims must show that they suffered damages. Damages can include both economic losses like medical bills as well as noneconomic damages like pain and suffering.
Under Pennsylvania law, it is always the plaintiff’s burden to prove each of these elements “by a preponderance of evidence.” This is why it is important to have a highly skilled lawyer on your side to prove these elements.
Let Easton’s best truck accident lawyers fight for you
If, after a tragic semi-truck collision, you are suffering injuries or mourning the loss of a loved one, it is time to take action. The longer you wait, the more pain you endure. Take the first step towards getting your life back by calling the nation’s leading truck crash team. The consultation is always free and we won’t take a cent if we don’t recover compensation for you. In fact, we will pay all of the costs of fighting your case out of our own pockets. Learn what hundreds of tractor-trailer crash victims already know: what it means to have a Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys truck accident lawyer in your corner.
When you are ready, we are here. Get justice, get results, and get a winning Easton truck accident lawyer from Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys to win big for you. Call, text, message, or email us today.