Commercial trucks are an essential part of the supply chain throughout the United States. Big rigs, 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, and other large commercial vehicles provide an efficient and cost-effective method of transporting goods across the country. However, a Philadelphia truck accident can be deadly. These large vehicles cause catastrophic accidents that result in tragic deaths and debilitating injuries.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a collision with a truck or commercial vehicle, the Pansini, Mezrow & Davis can help. Call today or contact us online for a free and confidential case evaluation.
Truck Accidents Are More Deadly for Other People on the Road
The majority of people injured and killed in truck accidents are not truck drivers. Over three-fourths of the people killed or injured in large truck accidents are occupants of other vehicles, bicyclists, or pedestrians.
An obvious reason for the disparity in victims is the size and weight of a large truck. A tractor-trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds or more. A passenger vehicle weighing 4,000 to 6,000 pounds is no match in a collision. The large truck can easily crush the vehicle. Furthermore, many passenger vehicles involved in truck crashes catch fire or explode after impact.
Common truck accident injury victims sustain in a collision include:
Many victims incur injuries that result in permanent disabilities and impairments. A victim may never be able to work again and require around-the-clock medical and personal care. The value of a truck accident claim could total millions of dollars in medical bills alone.
Trucking Companies and Insurance Companies Are Formidable Opponents
Because accidents involving 18-wheelers often result in substantial damages, trucking companies, and their insurance providers aggressively investigate and defend against truck accident claims. These corporations have massive teams of investigators, adjusters, and lawyers. They also have endless resources to retain experts to assist in the investigation and defense of a truck accident claim.
For that reason, accident victims need the assistance of experienced Philadelphia truck accident lawyers to protect their legal rights and best interests. Our lawyers at Pansini, Mezrow & Davis have extensive experience handling truck accident claims.
We believe that an essential part of our job is to help make our community safer by making trucking companies take responsibility for the damages caused by truck accidents. Our work makes individuals safer by making the roads safer.
At Pansini, Mezrow & Davis, we take a team approach to handling truck accident claims. Our experienced trial attorneys understand the complexities involved upon investigation. We understand the federal laws and regulations governing the trucking industry, as well as how to use the evidence in a case to prove fault and liability. We also have the resources and skills necessary to handle a complicated, large personal injury case.
What Should I Do After a Philadelphia Truck Accident?
Our goal is to maximize the amount of compensation you recover for a truck accident. You can help us achieve that goal. The steps that you take after a truck accident can help your case.
Most truck accident victims are transported directly to the hospital after an accident. Make sure that you follow your doctor’s treatment plan and keep all appointments. The insurance company will review your medical records carefully for anything it can use to lower the value of your claim.
Before talking to an insurance adjuster, investigator, or any other party, contact a Philadelphia truck accident attorney. You are not required to make a statement or answer questions for the insurance provider or the trucking company. Our lawyers handle all communications with the trucking company and the insurance company for you.
Having an attorney involved in the case as soon as possible offers several benefits. An attorney has the time, knowledge, and resources to investigate the crash. However, an attorney also helps you avoid mistakes and errors that could hurt your case. Our legal team also provides support for you and your family as you continue to heal from your injuries.
Contact Our Philadelphia Truck Accident Attorneys for Help
Clients’ needs come first. That is how the entire legal team at Pansini, Mezrow & Davis handles every case we take. We approach personal injury cases by learning about our clients’ needs and goals. We develop a strategy for obtaining these goals while maximizing our clients’ chances of receiving full compensation for all truck accident damages.
We are proud of the fact that our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. Call (215) 732-5555 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a truck accident lawyer in Philadelphia to discuss your injury case.