The nation’s leading truck crash lawyers at Munley Law are ready to get you the justice you deserve
An unexpected collision with a commercial tractor-trailer changes everything. Despite efforts to make America’s roads and vehicles safer, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a division of the Department of Transportation, reports that commercial truck accidents have increased 52% over the last decade. These semi-truck crashes produce deadly results. According to the FMCSA, 74% of all fatal collisions involve a commercial truck. In many deadly accidents involving a commercial semi truck, the tractor-trailer driver is at fault, but the passenger vehicle occupant is killed or seriously hurt. Victims of serious truck accidents need a commercial semi-truck accident lawyer they can count on. They need Munley Law.
Premier semi-truck accident experience, proven results
When you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in an accident with a commercial semi truck, your choice of lawyer matters. These cases should only be handled by qualified experts, and not all personal injury lawyers are equipped to handle commercial semi truck accident cases. Our attorneys’ specialized knowledge and depth of experience with heavy trucking cases are what set Munley Law apart.
At Munley Law, two of our lawyers (Marion Munley and Daniel Munley) have served as Chair of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Trucking Litigation Group. We are among an elite group of lawyers board certified in truck accident law. And lawyers around the country turn to us to assist with their most complex commercial truck cases against powerful transportation companies. Our reputation as the nation’s leading truck accident team was earned through decades of success achieving landmark settlements and trial verdicts. When it matters most, our team will fight for you.
The Munley Law Difference
Our philosophy is simple: we consider our clients a part of the Munley family, and we treat them accordingly. Our results speak for themselves. We recently negotiated a record-breaking $26 million dollar settlement for our client who was injured in a truck crash. When you are ready, we want to get you the maximum compensation possible and the justice that you deserve. The consultation is always free, and we never charge a fee unless we win your case. Call us today.
How a Commercial Semi Truck Accident Lawyer can Help You
The aftermath of a serious truck accident can be overwhelming. In order to receive appropriate compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, future therapy and other losses, you will likely need a truck accident attorney to represent you.
When crashes happen, trucking companies have the resources to hire powerful defense firms in order to avoid a major payout. At Munley Law, you will have a team of experienced, aggressive attorneys at your disposal to help get you the compensation you deserve. Our team will set to work immediately to collect and analyze black box data, trucking company records, driver safety logs, and other crucial pieces of evidence before they can become lost or destroyed.
We also work with a network of top-tier experts to investigate and build your case, including engineers, medical professionals, accident reconstructionists, and others. Furthermore, we have in-depth knowledge of the network of federal regulations governing the trucking industry. We know how to find out which, if any, violations contributed to the crash in which you suffered harm, and how to hold the negligent parties accountable.
Our team of truck crash attorneys have a decades-long record of winning truck accident cases like yours. We will be your guides every step of the way as you rebuild your life.
Common Causes of Commercial Semi Truck Accidents
Truck accidents have many different causes. Having handled hundreds of truck accident cases, we have found that the most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Drowsy driving/driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Excessive speed
- Impaired driving
- Improperly loaded or overloaded truck
- Failure to inspect tires, brakes, or other mechanical components
FAQs, with Answers from a Munley Law commercial semi-truck accident lawyer
Q: I was in a tractor-trailer accident. How do I know if I have a case?
Because every crash is different, the best way to find out whether you need to take legal action is to talk to an experienced commercial semi-truck accident lawyer. Good truck crash lawyers know the right questions to ask and will provide you with advice based on your specific accident. If you want answers, call us for a free case evaluation.
However, generally speaking, the more times you answer “yes” to the following questions, the more likely it is that you are entitled to compensation.
- Was your commercial semi-truck accident less than 2 years ago? In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations (the time limit for filing a case) for most truck crash claims is 2 years. Because there are some exceptions to this rule, even if your tractor-trailer accident occurred over 2 years ago, you should call us.
- Were you seriously injured? Traumatic injuries increase the likelihood of a major recovery from a trucking or insurance company.
- Did a loved one die in the crash? If you lost a loved one in a semi-truck accident, discuss your right to compensation with the award-winning Truck Accident Team at Munley Law.
- Do you suspect that the truck driver was breaking a law? All too often, another driver’s negligent or illegal behavior causes an accident. We train our lawyers in the best practices for investigating crashes, gathering evidence, and building the strongest cases for our clients.
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, contact a commercial semi truck accident lawyer at Munley Law for a free consultation. You risk nothing by calling to speak with one of our lawyers, and it may be one of the most important steps you can take to protect your rights and your future security.
Q: Who can commercial semi-truck crash victims sue?
In a truck crash case, the accident victim is the “plaintiff.” Any person or company that the plaintiff sues is a “defendant.” Commercial semi truck accidents are complex. There are many possible defendants who may be at fault. While the right defendant(s) to sue depends on the specific facts of you case, the most common defendants in a semi-truck accident case are:
- The driver of the truck
- The owner of the truck
- The transportation company that employed the at-fault truck driver
- Leasing companies
- Certified truck inspectors
- Trucking mechanics
- Truck cargo brokers
- Insurance companies
Q: How much does it cost to hire a commercial semi truck accident lawyer?
At Munley Law, we work on a contingency basis. This means that we only collect a fee for our services if we recover compensation for you. The contingent fee agreement protects you from financial risk; we absorb all of the risk and put forth the resources necessary to pursue your case. If we cannot obtain a settlement or verdict for you, you owe us nothing in return.
Q: Why should I choose a commercial semi-truck accident lawyer from Munley Law?
If you want the best representation in your truck crash case, you want Munley Law. Time and time again, tractor-trailer victims trust Munley Law to fight for them. You want a Munley Law commercial semi-truck accident lawyer representing you because:
- Across the country, we are THE truck crash case leaders
- We only get paid if you get paid
- We consistently deliver RESULTS for our clients
See what it means to join the Munley Law family. See how much a Munley Law commercial semi-truck accident lawyer can win for you. Call us today.