Have you been involved in a truck accident? Do you have some questions about what happens next? At O’Malley & Perry Law, we understand that the aftermath of a truck accident can cause anxiety about what comes next. We hope the following answers to some common questions help you feel knowledgeable about your rights and the process of filing a truck accident claim.

This is a very common question. We have handled many cases where multiple parties can be responsible for the same truck accident. The truck driver, the trucking company, entities responsible for hiring or training the driver and the owner of the vehicle can all be held liable for a truck accident. It is important that you contact an attorney if you are involved in a truck accident so that they can help you investigate and make a determination as to the responsible entities.

If you want a better understanding of how different people and companies can be responsible for an accident, contact our office. Our attorneys are happy to answer any questions you have on any legal issue.

In Pennsylvania most drivers have personal injury protection (PIP) insurance as part of their auto insurance policy. If you have PIP insurance, it will likely cover at least a portion of your medical expenses after an accident. If you need coverage beyond what your PIP insurance provides, filing a personal injury claim is your best option.

Yes. A personal injury lawsuit allows you to seek compensation for several types of damages, including lost wages. If your claim is successful, you may able to recover compensation for lost wages as well as lost earning capacity.

  1. After an accident, the first thing you should do is call the police and make sure an accident report is filed.
  2. Next, seek medical attention. Even if you’re not sure that you were seriously injured, it’s a good idea to see a doctor anyway. Injuries can develop over time, and having strong medical records almost always strengthens a personal injury claim.
  3. Then, contact your insurance company to file a report. When you are speaking to an insurance company, only state the facts. Do not elaborate. Saying more than you should can hurt your chances at a favorable settlement.
  4. Finally, call a lawyer. The sooner you have an attorney on your side, the better off you will be. Your attorney will protect your rights and deal with the insurance companies on your behalf.

Do not accept it until you have talked to a lawyer. Insurance companies — even your own — are more concerned with their profits than they are with help you recover the compensation you deserve. Many offer low settlements assuming accident victims will unknowingly accept them. Don’t fall into this trap.

Personal injury lawyers, namely, truck accident attorneys, work on contingency, which means you won’t pay anything unless your lawyer successfully recovers compensation for you. If your lawyer does obtain compensation for you, the attorneys’ fees will come out of the final settlement along with costs. In short, you won’t pay anything out of pocket.

Get More Answers To Your Truck Accident Questions – Contact O’Malley & Perry Today for A Free Consultation!
If you have more questions about your specific situation or just want to meet one of our Scranton truck accident attorneys, please call our office in Scranton at 570-348-3711. You may also complete an online contact form. We serve clients throughout Northeast and Central Pennsylvania.

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