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Dedicated Advocacy For Pennsylvania Truck Accident Victims

The successful litigation and resolution of truck accident claims taps into a different set of legal skills from those typical of a car accident claim. The injuries are likely to be more severe, the liability questions are often complicated, and the defense will have a strong incentive to challenge the details of a six- or seven-figure damages demand. For the advice of attorneys who know how to meet the demands of complex truck accident litigation, contact Shollenberger Januzzi & Wolfe, LLP, for a free consultation.

Turn To Us For Legal And Practical Guidance

Our firm handles all aspects of truck accident cases. The first order of business for a truck accident victim is to make sure that proper medical care is in place, and that there’s no confusion about getting your hospital bills paid. At the same time, we go right to work collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses and protecting our ability to prove your liability claims against a negligent driver or trucking company.

If it’s in your best interest, we even go to court right away for restraining orders to make sure that the truck that hit you and your own vehicle are preserved in their existing state until we get the chance to make a thorough inspection with our experts. Examination of the physical evidence could include the vehicle itself and the “black box” data that every big rig logs.

Proving Your Case

Our experience with truck accident litigation helps us take a straight route to proof of the facts that will make or break your case. Whether the cause of the crash was driver fatigue, inadequate maintenance, poor driver training or defective components, our approach to the investigation of causation issues can lead to a strong presentation both in settlement negotiations and at trial.

We take the same approach to detail in the proof of damages in semi-truck accidents and other commercial vehicle crashes. Because the liability insurance limits in truck accident litigation generally start at $1 million, the defense has plenty of incentive to fight you on the damages part of your case. We know how to prove every piece of your damages claim in sufficient detail to establish your demand for payment.

Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents

The more you understand about truck accident claims, the easier it can be to make informed decisions. Here are some of the questions our firm hears:

How does Pennsylvania law affect my truck accident claim?

Pennsylvania has a two-year statute of limitation on truck accident claims. That means you have only two years from the day of the wreck to file a claim.

Pennsylvania also follows the “51% rule” of comparative negligence. That means you can only recover compensation when you are 50% or less at fault for your injuries and other losses. In addition, each party’s liability is reduced by their share of the fault.

Can a Pennsylvania truck accident lawyer help me if I’ve suffered severe injuries in a wreck?

When someone has lost a limb, suffered a traumatic brain injury, has a spinal cord injury or some other catastrophic loss in a truck accident, that is when you need a truck accident attorney the most. While you focus on recovery, the lawyers at Shollenberger Januzzi & Wolfe, LLP, can focus on gathering evidence, finding expert witnesses, determining liability and negotiating with the insurance companies on your behalf.

What kind of compensation can I receive from a Pennsylvania truck accident claim?

Pennsylvania truck accident victims can ask for economic, noneconomic and punitive damages. Economic damages include countable financial losses, such as your lost wages, medical bills and property loss. Noneconomic damages have a more subjective value, and include things like your pain and suffering and the loss of enjoyment of life. Punitive damages, while uncommon, are designed solely to punish the defendant for outrageous behavior.

How quickly should I contact a Pennsylvania truck accident lawyer after a truck accident?

You should contact a truck accident attorney as soon as possible after your wreck. The faster your attorney moves to preserve evidence in your case and protect your interests, the better.

What experience does Shollenberger Januzzi & Wolfe, LLP, have with Pennsylvania truck accidents?

Our firm has been successfully representing the victims of truck accidents for more than 30 years. We are local to the area, and we put our heart and soul into every claim. We take a sophisticated, high-tech approach that gets results.

Put Our Experienced Team On Your Side

For additional information about our experience with truck accident litigation, contact an experienced lawyer at 717-229-6580 for a free consultation.