First, some good news: the truck likely has a commercial insurance policy (with high coverage limits)
- see a doctor for any medical symptoms or injuries
- don’t speak to the other driver’s insurance company
- don’t give the other driver’s insurance company any statements or allow them to record you
- ask the police for the truck’s DOT number
- get pictures asap… the crash scene, the vehicles, your injuries
Be Wary: With a commercial policy involved, the insurance company will try to limit damage exposure.
The truck insurance company’s goal is to pay as little as possible to get out of your claim. They do this every day. When injured from a truck accident there are special issues (see for example below). The personal injury lawyer you choose will affect your case.
We have two decades of experience successfully handling cases. We have litigated many cases in State and Federal Court involving truck companies. We have defended claims and gained insight into how the insurance company thinks and may plan to defend your case.
More Info about Truck Accidents and critical records:
- trucks hauling interstate cargo have to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Regulations (49 C.F.R.) http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/
- the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires that trucking companies keep detailed logs and safety information on the trips and the drivers (this information can be important in proving your legal case)
- the PA Commercial Driver’s Manual sets guidelines for the safe operation of trucks (this is important to consider in proving your truck accident injury case) http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/drivers_manual/commercial_manual.shtml
- the prior driving record for the truck driver is relevant and can be obtained from PennDOT
- did the trucker get paid by the load or have incentives to deliver by a certain time? The records may prove this. Often, truckers are under time pressure and are in a hurry to get their delivery completed. This may have happened in your case.
Wolpert Schreiber P.C. can help you overcome the truck insurance company and their tactics. Maybe another lawyer has told you that you don’t have a case? Did the police report get the accident wrong? Give us a call.
We have been successful in cases when another lawyer has told our client they didn’t have a case. We have won cases after the police accident report incorrectly stated it was our client’s fault.
Our experienced team has filed discovery documents to obtain important records kept by the truck companies and government offices which track and maintain safety records. We have taken designated witness depositions of truck company owners and managers to prove liability.
These have involved truck accidents on Route 422, Route 724, Route 73 and Route100 as well as the Schuylkill Expressway. We’ve handled cases involving truck accidents in Pottstown, Collegeville, Phoenixville, Montgomery County, Chester County, Berks County, and the surrounding areas. We have worked with and hired engineer experts, crash reconstruction experts, and biomechanical experts.
We have done this to prove fault after the truck insurance companies tried to avoid responsibility. We have successfully litigated those truck accident cases in State and Federal Court. We are ready to speak with you to answer your questions and give you a plan as to what can be done in your case. There is no cost or obligation in meeting with us and we are ready to earn your trust.
We have helped many clients for over 20 years, with truck accident Injury cases from the following areas: Royersford, Collegeville, Limerick, Boyertown, Phoenixville, Pottstown, Gilbertsville, Douglassville, Schwenksville, Birdsboro, Chester Springs, Reading, Skippack, Norristown, King of Prussia, Montgomery County, Berks County, Chester County, Philadelphia County, Lancaster County, Delaware County and Eastern Pennsylvania. Free Consult, No Recovery, No Fee. Call 610-792-3304