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Establishing Liability In Truck Accident Cases

If you were recently involved in an accident, you have the right to pursue litigation to obtain compensation for injuries and property damage. However, if your accident involved a large truck like a semi-truck trailer or 18-wheeler, extra steps could be required to establish their liability for the crash.

Trucking is a complex industry, and making a claim against a driver is not as simple as getting their insurance information. Further, injuries to drivers of passenger cars are often worse due to the size of the truck. Because of these factors, your personal injury case requires an in-depth investigation to determine the following:

  • Who owns the truck
  • Who is responsible for the truck’s insurance
  • The immediate and long-term costs of your injuries
  • The amount of property damage to your vehicle

Don’t let the complexities of earning recovery after a truck accident confuse you. Instead, rely on the help of an experienced attorney.

The Differences Between Commercial Vehicle Accidents And Standard Car Accidents

Commercial vehicle accidents have a greater potential to be devastating for passenger vehicle occupants. Passenger vehicles are much smaller than most commercial vehicles, putting occupants’ safety at risk in the event of a crash. The most catastrophic commercial vehicle accidents can result in death.

Some common injuries in commercial vehicle accidents include:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Brain and head injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord injuries

Whether you have suffered any of these injuries or have lost a loved one to a commercial vehicle accident, you will want to contact a truck accident lawyer. They can help you pursue full compensation for any expenses and losses you have incurred.

Commercial vehicle accidents are also far more complex from an insurance perspective. Getting the compensation you deserve is certainly possible, but is challenging. This is because you will have to deal with a commercial insurance policy, as opposed to dealing with a standard personal insurance policy (as is common after car accidents).

Commercial insurance policies typically have higher limits than personal insurance policies, yet the coverage requirements are minimal here in Pennsylvania. Moreover, in some commercial vehicle accidents, two or more parties may be liable. Dealing with one insurance company is hard enough; dealing with several can be a hassle.

A semi-truck accident lawyer like those at John A. Caputo & Associates, P.C. can help with this hassle since we are deeply familiar with Pennsylvania’s liability laws. Our personal injury lawyers know how commercial insurance policies work. With our professional guidance, you will move forward confidently with the claims process.

You Need An Attorney After A Truck Accident

John A. Caputo & Associates, P.C., has four decades of experience establishing liability in truck accident cases in Pittsburgh. Trucking companies will use many tricks to avoid paying the real cost of the accident by taking advantage of your lack of knowledge about the industry.

Our law firm often relies on the testimony of transportation industry experts to help you get maximum compensation for your injuries. Gain access to our legal resources today by scheduling a free initial consultation with a truck injury lawyer. Send us an email or call 412-620-6361 now to discuss your case.