Truck Drivers and Truck Accidents

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The truck accident lawyers at Munley Law have represented truck drivers from all over the country. 

truck crash driver fled scene truck accident attorneyThere’s a reason driving a truck is considered one of the most dangerous jobs in America. Truck drivers face a higher risk of highway accidents than other drivers, and a far higher risk of workplace injury and death than the national average. If you are a truck driver who has been hurt on the job, contact Munley Law. We have represented truckers from all over the country who have suffered due to a work-related accident.  Our consultation is free, and we never charge a fee unless we win your case, so you risk nothing. Fill out our email form or call (570) 338-4494.

Our attorneys are nationally recognized as some of the top truck accident lawyers in America.  We have been named among the Best Lawyers in America, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, and among the country’s Best Law Firms (U.S. News and World Report). Other attorneys around the United States look to our lawyers as the truck accident experts. We are frequently invited to speak at symposiums around the country to educate other lawyers on truck accident litigation. When you work with Munley Law, you can be sure that your case is in good hands.

Lawyers who Represent Truck Drivers Hurt on the Job

Driving a truck or tractor trailer is no easy job. Truckers face an increased risk of injury from the physically demanding work of changing tires, performing maintenance, loading and unloading trailers, and spending long hours behind the wheel.  Driving in all kinds of weather, on badly maintained roads, and long overnight trips increase risk for accidents with other trucks. Rollbacks on safety regulations put truck drivers at an even greater risk for harm. Many employers put excessive pressure on their drivers to make deliveries on time, or to work beyond their designated service hours. Worse yet, some trucking companies look the other way when it comes to proper vehicle maintenance, safety training, and driving history checks.  If you suffer an injury while driving a truck, you may be legally entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

We represent truckers who work for national transportation companies as well as locally owned businesses. We also represent delivery truck drivers, garbage truck drivers, dump truck drivers, tanker truck drivers, construction vehicle operators, and more. Our truck accident lawyers represent truckers who have been hurt or killed in a crash caused by another truck, a car or SUV, or a bus. We also help truckers injured while riding along as a passenger in the cab of a truck being operated by another driver. 

Not All Truck Accidents Are The Trucker’s Fault

pa injury attorneys munley lawEvery truck driver knows that other motorists can create serious hazards on the road, especially if they don’t know how to safely share the road with a large truck. As truck accident lawyers, we have seen many cases where a truck driver suffered injuries because of the carelessness of another motorist. 

Drivers in passenger cars can cause truck accidents if they are texting or multitasking behind the wheel, or if they are intoxicated. Many members of the driving public fail to appreciate the size and weight of a tractor trailer. Big rigs and large trucks cannot slow down, stop, or change lanes as quickly as smaller vehicles can. If a car brakes suddenly, swerves into a truck’s lane, or remains in the truck’s blind spot, they may cause a devastating accident that the truck driver is unable to avoid. In some instances, such reckless driving can cause a truck to lose control or rollover in an attempt to avoid colliding with the car. 

Other potential defendants in a truck accident might include the transportation company or the party responsible for the truck’s maintenance. 

Why You’ll Need the Best Truck Accident Lawyers on Your Side

After a truck accident, many truckers worry that their injury will prevent them from working. They may even fear losing their jobs or their CDL licenses. These fears shouldn’t stop you from getting the treatment and the compensation you deserve. The expert truck accident lawyers at Munley Law will stand by your side.   

We have decades of experience dealing with trucking companies in these heavily defended cases, and we will ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process so that you can focus on recovering from your injury.

After a truck crash, you need investigators who will document favorable evidence to support your case. Munley Law’s on-staff team of investigators will get to the accident scene right away to get photographs, contact eyewitnesses,  document skid marks, yaw marks, accident debris, and gouge marks, as well as oil, gas, and radiator fluid stains can disappear quickly after a crash. We will also obtain police reports, motor carrier records, witness statements, photographs, and safety logs.

When choosing a truck crash lawyer to protect you and your family, consider the following tractor trailer accident settlements and verdicts:

  • $26 million
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  • $6.9 million
  • $6.5 million
  • $4.7 million
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  • $3.97 million
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  • $2.25 million
  • $1.9 million
  • $1.85 million
  • $1.8 million
  • $1.7 million

Our Truck Accident Lawyers are Second to None

personal injury lawyers munley lawWhen you’ve been in an accident with another truck, your choice of lawyer matters. Many personal injury lawyers  who handle car accidents do not have the necessary experience required to handle truck accidents, which are much more complex. Because we have a special focus on truck accident lawsuits, we are very familiar with trucking laws concerning loading and maintenance procedures, CDL requirements, hours of service, and more. We also work with industry experts who will review the details of your situation and help us build a winning case. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get to work.

We have achieved numerous multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients, including truck drivers hurt on the job. In 2015, Munley Law obtained the 2nd-largest settlement in Pennsylvania and the 25th largest in the entire country: $3.97 million, on behalf of  the family of a truck driver killed in a crash.

No Settlement, No Fee

At Munley Law, we operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only charge a fee if we obtain a settlement or verdict for our client. If we cannot recover benefits for you, you owe us nothing. And, our initial consultation with you is confidential and absolutely free. Call our office or fill out our email form today, and learn more about what we can do for you.

Truck Accident FAQs

Q: What happens when a truck driver gets into an accident?

When a truck driver gets into a truck accident, the trucker may face missed time from work, and even fear being terminated from his/her job. If the truck crash resulted in injuries to the trucker, they will likely face steep medical bills as well. 

To maximize your chances of receiving fair, full compensation for your injuries, be sure the accident is reported to the police and an accident report is created; document the scene as much as possible; keep careful records of all medical treatment (don’t delay treatment if you suffered injuries). And, contact an experienced truck accident lawyer who can begin protecting your interests on day one. 

Q: What is a third party claim?

If you were hurt in a truck crash while doing your job, you are most likely entitled to collect workers’ compensation. However, if another driver was at fault for your injuries, you may be able to pursue a third party claim as well. 

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