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When an accident happens, injured people and their families need help of all kinds
Immediately after a serious crash, life can become overwhelming. Initially, injuries need to be evaluated and treated. Injured people often must miss work as they heal, and must deal with doctor appointments and growing medical bills.
Insurance companies get involved immediately after a crash
Many people are surprised to learn that immediately after an accident, insurance adjusters from both sides get involved, to obtain information and statements, to try to coordinate vehicle repair or replacement, and to pressure injured people to settle a claim. For less serious accidents, it is possible to handle your own insurance claim without legal assistance. But when injuries are serious, or when the fault for the crash is disputed, a personal injury attorney is needed.
What your personal injury attorney will do
If you've never been in an accident before and you need information about insurance claims, learn more below, including:
Accidents are difficult to deal with - get help when you need it
Dealing with the aftermath of a serious collision is a difficult experience. It is important to do everything possible to recover physically, emotionally, and financially. There are many resources available to help in this recovery.
More and more, the data from black boxes has been used to prove negligence on the truck driver’s part in the event of a truck accident.
Clients routinely tell me they did not feel pain immediately after their collision. This is because their adrenaline is off the charts. However, once the adrenaline subsides they start to realize how sore they really are.
The law doesn’t allow you to sue the insurance company directly, you’ve got to sue the trucking company.
What most good trucking accident lawyers will do is what we do, and that is to work on a contingency fee. What that means is that it doesn’t cost you a penny up front and we only take a percentage of what we recover for you.
Commercial trucks traveling from the northeastern states of the U.S. to practically anywhere in the central or western parts of the U.S. will most likely travel through Pennsylvania.
We hope you never get into an accident with an 18-wheeler. But if you are a motorist in Texas, you should know what steps to take after a collision involving a large truck to protect yourself and get the help you need.
According to data our organization recently collected from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were 381 fatalities and 7,728 injuries in Pennsylvania involving commercial trucks from 2015 to 2017.
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