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What are the options for victims of truck accidents?

The large steel frame of a semi truck can cause serious harm to a smaller vehicle. The damage from truck accidents is often quite catastrophic, frequently inflicting harm on innocent drivers and passengers. When Pennsylvania residents believe that they or loved ones needlessly suffered because of the actions or negligence of trucking companies or drivers, they have the option to determine which legal options may be available.

Truck accidents can be complex, and it may not be easy to identify the liable parties for the sake of injury claims. In many cases, there may be multiple parties liable for the pain and suffering of the injured victims. There are many federal and state regulations that govern the trucking industry, but their complexity may lead victims to choose to work with experienced truck accident lawyers.

There are many reasons for truck accidents. Some of the most common reasons include driver fatigue or distraction, improperly loaded cargo, poor truck maintenance and driver error. Trucking companies may deny liability or offer victims settlements, both of which are common tactics. An experienced legal team can negotiate for a fair settlement or, if that is not achieved, fight for a victim’s deserved recovery in court.

Truck accidents can cause catastrophic damage, but victims have the option to seek legal remedies through civil claims. By evaluating the facts of accidents, it is possible to hold the responsible parties accountable for their roles in the accidents. Pennsylvania victims can gain a better understanding of their options by seeking complete evaluations with experienced personal injury lawyers. 

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$375,000

Settlement for knee injury sustained in a motor vehicle collision with contested liability.

$5.5 Million

Settlement for spinal injury caused by delivery company's negligent vehicle maintenance

$5 Million

Settlement for traumatic brain injury

$1.2 Million

Settlement (Liability insurance limits) for death claim arising out of tractor trailer collision

$1 Million

Settlement for closed head injury/facial fractures due to negligent construction site practices

$1 Million

Arbitration award in death claim arising out of motor vehicle collision

$1 Million

Total workers' compensation settlement for injured worker who suffered orthopedic injuries and additional GI injuries due to prescription medications.

$890,000

Settlement for head injury of injured worker caused by negligent operation of equipment by a non-employer contractor on the job site.

$875,000

Settlement for ankle injury due to negligent dump truck operation

$675,000

Settlement for bilateral wrist injuries caused by the negligent operation of a tractor-trailer.

$600,000

Settlement for statutory cap of $500,000 for wrongful death of a worker who was killed when struck by a government-owned vehicle as well as policy limit for underinsured motorist coverage.

$450,000

Workers' compensation settlement for a nurse who sustained a low back injury requiring multiple surgeries.

$375,000

Settlement for knee injury sustained in a motor vehicle collision with contested liability.

$5.5 Million

Settlement for spinal injury caused by delivery company's negligent vehicle maintenance

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