After you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed with emotion and wondering if you need a truck accident lawyer. You may be feeling concerned, scared, frustrated and confused. You’ve lost time off work, your vehicle is totaled, the medical bills are coming in.
Time is crucial in truck accident cases. Evidence can grow “cold”. Imagine how important cell phone records, eye witnesses and more can be crucial for gathering the story of what happened to you. Trucks and their gear can sometimes be unsafe or not up to date. According to American Association for Justice, over 3000 people were killed in 2011 in trucking accidents. There’s a lot to know to prove a case and the trucking companies have lawyers ready to protect them as the accident happens.Your biggest question could be: do I have a case?
Let’s talk about what a Truck Accident Lawyer does for your truck accident case. For there to be a case, a Truck Accident Lawyer must show that the defendant (the truck driver, the trucking company, etc.) is liable because their negligence led to the accident.
A Truck Accident Lawyer will also try and identify as many defendants as possible (trucking companies, contractors, employers, and insurance companies), in order to collect adequate compensation for your injuries and damages.
Truck accident cases are complicated. An experienced Truck Accident Lawyer can help you through what you’re going through with care and professionalism and handle the insurance companies aggressively so you can get the justice you need to make you and your family whole again.Tell us what happened to you and we’ll let you know what we could do to help. Fill out the contact form here
Rachel D. Olszewski, an attorney at Scartelli Olszewski, P.C., is a dedicated advocate for clients who have suffered unjust harm. Following the legacy of her esteemed family members, Rachel specializes in personal injury, medical malpractice, and criminal defense. She is actively involved in professional associations and serves on the board of the Luzerne County Bar Association Charitable Foundation. Rachel is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
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