Truck accidents are some of the most devastating collisions on the road. The massive size of a truck that can exceed 40 tons for an 18-wheeler with a full load of cargo can make one slight error in judgment and wipe out a 5-lane highway. With the windy roads and sporadic weather conditions of Western Pennsylvania, these drivers and the companies who hire them should make cautious judgments about routes and time schedules. Seeking compensation from a truck accident can become a complex issue. The claim needs to support that a negligent action was taken on the part of the truck driver, the truck company, or the cab loading company. Dealing with these companies and their insurers on your own can be a daunting task. Truck companies use extreme vetting when hiring drivers and require extensive background checks, mandatory drug testing, and regulate the hours they can operate as well as the required scheduled rest periods. The truck company has a team of lawyers that will most often try to say they acted in a safe manner the whole time.
Bringing your claim to a personal injury attorney who knows how to operate these accidents is the first step. David W. Kaiser has been handling truck accidents cases for years and knows what factors to look to for in order to determine the cause of the accident. Many times, these large truck companies violate their own policies regarding the driver regulations and push to get hauls to their destinations, even at the risk of an accident. Sometimes, a driver is impaired because of lack of sleep or because of a substance that they ingested to aid in making these long hauls. Sometimes, we have severe cases of mechanical malfunction that should have been inspected before the truck started on the road. None of these issues will be brought to light unless you have a professional investigating who is looking out for your best interests.
When you bring you claim to David W. Kaiser, Attorney at Law, he will take your statement and make sure you get a thorough medical examination. Many injuries may not be visible but can cause lifelong damage such as brain trauma or spinal fractures. He will review the statements and reports and investigate the matter using the top accident reconstructionists in the country. He can look into the driving records and damage to the vehicles and with enough physical evidence, the truck company and their insurers will have to pay the full compensation you are due under the law or risk their chances in court. Many of these large companies will work against your interest just to save a few dollars. It is important that you do not to provide a statement without first contacting an attorney who is on your side.
If you or a family member have been injured in a truck accident in the Pittsburgh or surrounding areas, then please call 724-425-1110 to schedule a free consultation. We can assess your claim and let you know the right steps to take to receive the compensation you are due under the law. David Kaiser is here to help and he won’t stand to see you intimidated by large companies and their lawyers.