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Semi Truck and Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyers
Due to their sheer weight, size and momentum, semi-trucks have the ability to cause much more damage in accidents than other vehicles, especially in collisions with smaller vehicles on the roadway. Most of the injuries and fatalities that occur in truck accidents happen to people in these other vehicles. Truck drivers are also at risk for injury, and many times need to file workers’ compensation claims with their employers.
At the law firm of Tom Crenney & Associates, we represent truck drivers and the other drivers involved in truck accidents in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania. Our goal is to protect all of our clients’ rights and help them pursue rightful compensation. We know the challenges that accident victims can face and how large trucking companies and insurance companies work to mitigate their liabilities. Our truck accident attorneys know the ins and outs of Pennsylvania law and will be strong advocates on your side.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a truck accident in Pennsylvania, contact us to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer today.
Truck Drivers and Semi Truck Accidents
Because semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles are so large, there are many people who overlook the potential damage and injury that an accident can have on the driver of the truck. Nevertheless, truck drivers often suffer injuries that can prevent or reduce their ability to work. Drivers injured on the job need to file workers’ compensation claims to receive benefits for their lost wages and other expenses.
At Tom Crenney & Associates, we understand that workers may not only need to file a workers’ compensation claim. Injured workers may also have a claim for defective machinery or other defective products that contributed to their injuries. It is important for drivers to pursue their claims as soon as possible, as the law in Pennsylvania puts a time limitation on the ability to file for workers’ compensation benefits. Many times when defective products are the cause of the injury, you also need to preserve the evidence before an employer or insurance company disposes of crucial evidence relating to your case. Our firm can help you understand your rights regarding your benefits, whether or not a defective product was involved in your injuries, as well as the ramifications of signing any documents regarding your work related injury.
Drivers of Passenger Vehicles in Truck Accidents
Of course, truck drivers are not the only ones who suffer injuries in truck accidents. The drivers and passengers in smaller vehicles are also vulnerable to serious or fatal injuries in a crash. These accidents can be caused by many factors, including driver error, poor truck maintenance, unsafe road conditions and other preventable causes.
Our firm represents the victims of truck accidents, and we have experience dealing with the trucking companies and their insurance carriers in Pennsylvania. If you have been involved in an accident, do not try to negotiate directly with these companies, as they are highly skilled at using what you say against you down the road. By hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer, you can be confident that you will be treated fairly after an accident.
Tom Crenney & Associates also represents the families of accident victims in wrongful death cases. Contact us for a free initial consultation. Call us in Pittsburgh at 412.644.5545 or toll free at 888.644.5545.