You need an established and experienced law firm to handle your truck accident. O’Malley, Harris, Durkin & Perry is a firm with over 87 years of experience. The firm is headed by Attorney Michael Perry who is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate. He has an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell which is the highest possible rating in both ability and ethical standards. He has been recognized as a top attorney in Pennsylvania by the Philadelphia magazine and has been designated a “Super Lawyer.”
If you have been involved in a truck accident, even though you may not think you are injured at the time, the first step to take is to seek immediate medical treatment. This is extremely important as the Defendants will be attempting to prove that you were not injured in the accident if you wait and have treatment at a later date. It is also extremely important that you follow medical care providers’ instructions and to keep all scheduled appointments to establish a regular treatment pattern. Again, the Defendant’s insurance carrier will attempt to minimize your injury if you do not receive regular treatment as recommended. Your own auto insurance company will pay medical bills for treatment you receive. You are also entitled to lost wages from your insurance carrier, the amount recoverable from your own insurance carrier will depend on the coverage under your policy. Any medical expenses and lost wages in excess of amounts recoverable under your own auto insurance policy will be recoverable in the suit filed against the third party at fault for the accident. If the other party who is at fault for the accident is uninsured you most likely have uninsured motorist coverage under your own policy and can collect for your personal injuries. You should consult with an attorney to pursue an action against the third party who has caused the accident and to determine whether or not you may be entitled to underinsured motorist benefits under your own policy to reimburse you for your injuries. The amount of uninsured or underinsured benefits recoverable will depend on the amount of coverage provided for in your automobile insurance policy. Our firm has been handling truck accident claims for more than seventy-five years. We understand the issues involved and what is necessary to prove the fault of the other driver for the accident. We also are knowledgeable about all of the types of damages which may be recovered as a result of your injuries and we will pursue the claims which will provide you with the best possible results. We are a local firm handling truck accident cases in northeastern Pennsylvania with unparalleled success.
If you have been involved in any type of truck accident with either another vehicle or one caused by a hit and run or phantom vehicle we would be happy to investigate the potential damages you may recover. It is vital that you contact us as soon as possible after the truck accident in order that we may immediately begin our investigation which will require us to gather all necessary documentation regarding the accident, interview witnesses, obtain all relevant medical records, and speak with medical care providers. We will additionally contact your insurance carrier as well as the insurance company for the third party who caused the accident to have them open a claim file to facilitate the earliest possible payment of bills and recovery of damages for your injuries.
Call us first, do not have any contact with the insurance company for third party. It is not necessary for you to bring anything for the first consultation as we will begin to gather all necessary documents including the police report, medical records, and insurance information after our initial meeting. We have a full staff of lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, and secretaries to help you pursue your case as quickly and successfully as possible. You will not be required to pay any legal fee or legal costs unless we recover damages for you from the party at fault.
The most common reasons truck accidents occur are as a result of driver fatigue, exceeding allowable hours, faulty maintenance of the tractor and/or trailer by the trucking company, and truck drivers traveling in excess of the speed limit in a reckless manner.
You may be entitled to receive damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, as well as punitive damages if the actions of the trucking company are egregious.
We are one of the oldest, most successful personal injury firms in northeastern Pennsylvania and we will help you recover the greatest amount of money possible for your damages.
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