Easton Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer
Helping When You’ve Been Hurt
Commercial vehicle accidents are complicated due to the fact that they are often insured by large insurance companies. These insurance companies are aggressive at trying to persuade accident victims to accept a settlement offer quickly and without the advice of an attorney.
If you have been involved in a commercial vehicle accident, do not make this mistake. While we understand that you are naturally fearful and anxious about paying your medical bills, we want to help you receive the best outcome possible for your case.
More Than 35 Years Of Personal Injury Experience
Based in Easton, the Law Offices of Edward P. Shaughnessy handle car accident cases including those involving commercial vehicles. Our founder, Ed Shaughnessy, has more than 35 years of personal injury practice experience. As someone who grew up in the Lehigh Valley, came back after law school to practice and is actively involved in the community today, he truly understands the concerns and worries of his clients. Because of this, our firm is able to provide individualized care and attention to all of our clients.
Types Of Commercial Vehicles
Commercial vehicles involved in a motor vehicle crash can include:
- Delivery vehicles
- Garbage trucks
- Service trucks
When we take your commercial vehicle accident case, you can count on us to handle every detail. We have extensive experience in cases that involve fatal injuries, quadriplegia, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. We will seek compensation for damages including any pain and suffering, medical bills, ongoing care needs and lost wages. If necessary, we will work with brain trauma specialists, neuropsychological experts and economic specialists to help build your case.
What You’ll Need to Prove for a Commercial Vehicle Accident Case in Pennsylvania
According to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, large truck crashes accounted for almost 5,000 fatalities in 2006 and more than 106,000 injuries on the roads of the country.
If injured in a commercial truck accident, the victim will need to prove the following in order to win the case:
- The driver of the truck or the trucking company, the defendant, owed the plaintiff a duty to exercise reasonable care in order to avoid injury under the circumstances.
- The truck driver or trucking company, the defendant, failed to exercise this duty of reasonable care, or otherwise breached the reasonable care.
- The truck driver or trucking company’s failure to exercise the reasonable duty of care was the cause of the injury to the plaintiff in the case.
As the plaintiff, if you are able to prove the driver or the trucking company was at fault for your injury, you could be eligible to receive damages. Damages are awarded for such things as lost wages, medical expenses, loss of life, emotional stress and many other items.
There are two special considerations when it comes to commercial truck accidents that might not always lead to the truck driver or trucking company being liable for the accident. Those special considerations are turning accidents and jackknifing accidents. Large trucks tend to jackknife or turn widely when necessary and these accidents might not always lead to the driver being held liable.
An experienced motor vehicle accident attorney in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, can walk you through your case and explain your rights as a victim following a commercial truck accident.
Contact A Lawyer Today
For more information about our law offices or to schedule an appointment, please contact us to discuss your case with our Easton commercial vehicle accident lawyer. Our firm can be reached at 610-258-9955. Initial consultations are always free.