Injured in an Accident With a Semi Truck in Wilkes-Barre? We Are Ready to Fight.
Semi truck accident victims in Wilkes-Barre deserve justice. The Wilkes-Barre semi truck accident lawyers at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys are ready to fight for you.
If you have been involved in a crash with a semi truck, it is likely that you and your passengers have suffered serious or life-threatening injuries. Semi trucks accidents can be devastating, causing medical and financial burdens. Medical bills add up. You may be out of work for an extended period, or even worse, you may no longer be capable of doing the job you held before the accident. You also may need help or special accommodations to continue to live in your home. When we go to work for you, Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys experienced commercial truck accident attorneys take all of this into account.
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When you contact Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys, our experienced Wilkes-Barre truck accident lawyer will do a free review of your case. We will then advise you on how you may proceed, and if we represent you, you can be confident that our team will get you the recovery you deserve. If we don’t win your semi truck accident case, you owe us nothing.
Call, chat live, or fill out our online form right now. We are ready to get you the best recovery possible for your injuries.
How Can a Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys Semi Truck Accident Attorney Help You?
Accidents between large trucks and smaller cars are complicated, so you need an attorney experienced in semi-truck accidents. Our trucking team members are invited to speak all across the country on trucking laws. We know that the trucking company lawyers and insurers will quickly visit the crash site, gather information, and build their case against you. To build the case, the insurance company may look for loopholes that can be used to reduce the payout. They may try to offer a settlement before you even have hired your own semi truck accident attorney. They do their best to close the claim with the smallest possible payout.
So while you need to act quickly, you also need to act smartly. Get a Wilkes-Barre truck accident lawyer who has the experienced needed to protect your rights and give you a voice against the trucking company. Here are some reasons why Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys is the right attorney for your truck accident case.
Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys Specializes in Trucking Cases
When you’ve been hit by a big rig, you need to know your case is in the best possible hands. Commercial truck and tractor trailer accidents can be far more devastating and complicated than a regular car crash. That’s why these cases should only be handled by a law firm with decades of experience and a record of success in commercial truck accident cases.
Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys is unique in that our firm has developed a special focus on these complex, heavily defended cases. For more than 60 years, our nationwide trucking accident attorneys have gone head to head with large trucking companies to get the maximum amount of compensation for those injured by the companies’ negligent actions. We are dedicated experts in aggressively pursuing justice for our clients; each member of our firm has extensive experience in truck accident injury cases.
Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys has made headlines with our record-setting semi-truck accident settlements, including a 26 million dollar case we won for an accident victim’s family after she suffered a catastrophic brain injury following a big rig accident. The settlement is the largest amount on record in Northeastern Pennsylvania for an individual plaintiff.
No Fee Unless We Win
We work on a contingency basis. What that means for our clients: no upfront or out-of-pocket costs. And, because we don’t get paid unless we win your case, you know we are aggressively working to get you the maximum recovery for your commercial truck accident.
How Can Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys Protect My Claim Following a Semi Truck Accident in Wilkes-Barre?
Here are some of the things a Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys truck accident attorney will do to build your case:
- Visit and document the accident site such as taking photographs and getting any video footage from nearby businesses
- Obtain police reports of the accident
- Identify, locate, and interview witnesses
- Check documentation including driver’s log books, the “black box” electronic recording data, and the commercial trucking companies’ internal records
- Prevent the trucking company and insurer’s lawyers from altering, or even destroying evidence
- Hire expert witnesses which may include medical, engineering, and forensic experts
- Reconstruct the accident to learn what happened and who was ultimately responsible
Once we gather all the evidence and facts, we build a strategy unique to your semi truck accident case because every case is different. Our experience and expertise in truck accidents and state and federal trucking regulations allow us to identify and account for these nuances. This is how our expert semi truck accident attorneys build your case and create the best possible strategy.
We have been the go-to truck accident law firm in Northeast PA and beyond for over 60 years, so you have the confidence of knowing you have hired the best Wilkes-Barre semi truck accident lawyers.
Don’t just take our word for it. Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Ratings Review are considered to be the industry’s gold standard. Our Wilkes-Barre personal injury lawyer at Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys has earned their highest possible peer ratings. In addition, we are regularly named among the Best Law Firms in America by U.S. News and World Report and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers by Pennsylvania Magazine. Both Dan and Marion Munley are among the few lawyers in the country who have been certified in Truck Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Who Can Be Held Responsible for a Semi Truck Accident?
At Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys, we know that we need to work immediately to gather the necessary information about your semi truck accident. This is how we will determine what caused your accident and who is responsible for any injuries and other catastrophic losses. Any of the following may be held liable for your losses and injuries:
The trucking company: Has the company been placing its drivers and other motorists at risk by skipping vital safety protocols such as timely inspections, maintenance, and repairs? Did they complete the required background checks on their drivers and provide adequate training? Is the company promoting a culture of unsafe driving by allowing or encouraging their drivers to skip necessary safety procedures such as breaks and rest or by demanding unreasonable travel schedules? We can determine this through our initial fact-finding.
The truck manufacturer: Safe and responsible truck companies and drivers can be involved in serious and even deadly accidents if their machinery is defective– is the company responsible for ignoring safety concerns or not announcing recalls of defective parts?
The shipping company or third party broker: Did a third party company do their due diligence when hiring the trucking company to handle their loads? Did the shippers pack the semi truck correctly and not overload it?
The truck driver: Truck drivers have the responsibility to other drivers on the road. Sometimes, a semi-truck accident occurs when a truck driver is engaging in distracted driving habits, driving while fatigued, not securing their loads properly, when they don’t conduct their pre-trip safely inspections, when driving too fast for the road or weather conditions, and many more. Any driver error that plagues any driver can affect a semi-truck driver but due to the sheer size and weight of a big rig, the consequences can be far more disastrous.
Frequently Asked Questions About Semi Truck Accidents in Wilkes-Barre
How Often Do Semi Truck Accidents Occur in Wilkes-Barre?
Wilkes-Barre sits in a unique position at the junction of many interstates and thoroughfares. With I-80 and I-81 running right through Wilkes-Barre and Wilkes-Barre Township as well as Routes 309, 93, 315, 11, 115, and more, these busy routes and interstates see truck traffic traveling intrastate daily to Hazleton, Scranton; finding their way to the turnpike for south and northbound travel and interstate traffic north and south to states along the east coast, Ohio and beyond. Travelers and commuters on Wilkes-Barre roads daily find themselves sharing increasingly crowded roads with large trucks.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s most recent data, the average daily traffic on just I-81 in Wilkes-Barre is a staggering 62,938 vehicles. There are more than 7,000 large-truck-involved accidents in Pennsylvania every year.
A variety of factors contribute to the number of truck accidents that happen each year including mechanical failure, distracted driving, fatigued drivers, and more. Because semi trucks are so big and heavy, large truck accidents often result in many severe injuries to the drivers, passengers, and other people involved.
According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), truck accidents cause approximately 4,000 deaths each year. In 2020, the number of deaths stood at 4,014. Compared to figures from 2009, there has been a 28% increase in truck accident fatalities.
What Compensation is Available After a Semi Truck Accident in Wilkes-Barre?
If you get into a truck accident, chances are you will suffer from a large amount of financial debt, physical pain, and severe changes to your and your family’s lives. If you What many of our clients worry about is getting the compensation needed to pay for out-of-pocket costs.
If your truck accident claim is successful, you may receive the following in compensation:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotion anguish
- Loss of consortium
To find out what you are eligible for, contact our Wilkes-Barre truck accident lawyers to schedule a free consultation.
Is There a Time Limit to File a Semi Truck Accident Claim in Pennsylvania?
Yes. In Pennslyvania, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. But since truck accidents can take months to investigate and discover who is at fault, it is in your best interest to contact and hire a Wilkes-Barre semi truck accident attorney as soon as possible.
If I Was an Injured Passenger, Can I File a Lawsuit Against the Trucking Company?
If you were an injured passenger in a car accident with a semi truck in Wilkes-Barre, you will first file an accident claim with the driver’s car insurance. If your injuries are severe enough, which is likely in the case of a truck accident, then you may be able to file a claim with the truck’s insurance company.
This can be quite confusing to deal with on your own. If you were a passenger that was injured in a truck accident, your first action is to contact our Wilkes-Barre office to learn what your legal options are and what your next steps should be.
Contact Our Wilkes-Barre Semi Truck Accident Lawyers Today
Call, chat or fill out our online form for a free review of your case. Our Wilkes-Barre semi truck accident lawyers will advise you on your legal options for recovering money for the losses you have suffered. With Munley Law Personal Injury Attorneys, you will have the best possible representation. You need an expert in truck accident law and our attorneys have that expertise. Don’t wait. Contact us now to see how we can help you.
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