Truck Accident FAQ
Get answers to your questions from Pittsburgh personal injury lawyers who get results
Do you have a question about your truck accident? Not sure who to ask or who to trust? Make sure you get accurate information about accidents caused by commercial truck drivers. Talk to one of our experienced Pittsburgh truck accident lawyers at Romanow Law Group. We can help you every step of the way.
We know the answers to some of the hardest questions about truck accidents. That’s because we have years of experience handling some of the toughest cases. We don’t back down when the going gets tough. Instead, we simply work harder to win your case. That’s what sets our law firm apart – our focus and our determination to win.
What is your truck accident question?
Below, you will find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about truck accidents. We also strongly encourage you to contact our law firm if you have a specific question about your crash. That’s because every truck accident is different, and so is our approach.
We don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to truck accidents. We carefully craft a legal strategy that suits your specific needs.
- Should I call the police after my truck accident?
- Are the laws the same for truck accidents in Pennsylvania?
- Should I see a doctor after my truck accident?
- Should I talk to the truck driver’s trucking company if they contact me after my crash?
- Should I talk to the truck driver’s insurance company if they contact me after my crash?
- Should I accept a settlement offer for my truck accident?
- How much is my truck accident worth?
- What can I be paid for my truck accident?
- Can I sue the truck driver or the trucking company after my accident?
- How long do I have to take legal action after my truck accident in Pennsylvania?
- Why should I hire a Pittsburgh truck accident lawyer?
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Learn more about what an experienced Pittsburgh truck accident lawyer can do for you. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation right now. If you don’t have a car, don’t worry. We offer a free shuttle service for clients to meet with one of our lawyers or get you to other important appointments, including to see your doctor.
Should I call the police after my truck accident?
Yes. Call the police right away after your truck accident. If your accident happened several hours or days ago, do the same. Call right now. The sooner you can have a police officer investigate your truck accident, the better. That way, you’ll have an official record of exactly what happened.
Are the laws the same for truck accidents in Pennsylvania?
No. Truck accidents are different. Unlike accidents involving cars or motorcycles, specific state and federal laws govern accidents involving commercial trucks. That’s why it’s critical that you have a lawyer on your side who understands these laws and knows how to handle these cases.
Should I see a doctor after my truck accident?
Yes. Have a doctor examine you right away. If you have not already done so, see a doctor as soon as possible. You could have a life-threatening internal injury. Also, if you don’t have a record of your injuries, the truck driver’s insurance company will likely give you a hard time when it’s time to compensate you for your crash.
Should I talk to the truck driver’s trucking company if they contact me after my crash?
No. Don’t talk to them. Even if their questions seem straightforward, don’t talk to them. Anything you say could later be used by the trucking company to avoid paying you for your accident. Even if you know you did nothing wrong, tell them to talk to us. We know how to deal with trucking companies and can demand the money you deserve for your crash.
Should I talk to the truck driver’s insurance company if they contact me after my crash?
No. Here again, the main reason why insurance companies want to talk to you after an accident is because they’re fishing for information that they can use to deny your accident claim. Their questions might seem innocent. They might seem nice. Don’t trust them. Simply tell them to contact us. We can deal with them and negotiate a settlement offer that fits your needs.
Should I accept a settlement offer for my truck accident?
Always be skeptical when insurance companies offer your money after a truck accident. You might be tempted to take the money. We understand. Bills can add up fast after a crash. The reality is most settlement offers don’t even come close to covering all your accident related expenses. Insurance companies know this. That’s why they want to settle quick. We can review your settlement offer and help you decide whether it’s good or bad. That’s our job, and we’re here to help.
How much is my truck accident worth?
There’s no set dollar amount when it comes to truck accidents. Your claim could be worth a few thousand dollars. Or your accident could be worth millions. It all depends on many different factors, and we can go over them when we meet with you.
What can I be paid for my truck accident?
All expenses associated with your truck accident can and should be covered by the trucking company or its insurance company. Not just expenses immediately after your crash. Your settlement should include all future expenses as well, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Lost future income
- Future medical bills
- Pain and suffering in certain circumstances
Can I sue the truck driver or the trucking company after my accident?
Yes. You have the right to file a lawsuit after your truck accident. You can sue the truck driver, the trucking company, their insurance company and anyone who stands in your way for justice. We talk with you about whether filing a truck accident lawsuit makes the most sense for your case. That’s why we’re here, and we want to help you.
How long do I have to take legal action after my truck accident in Pennsylvania?
Under Pennsylvania law, you have two years from the date of your truck accident to file a lawsuit or take any other legal action. This deadline is known as the statute of limitations. Two years might seem like a long time, but the reality is, the longer you wait, the harder it often becomes to build a strong legal case. Don’t wait. Contact us. We can help.
Why should I hire a Pittsburgh truck accident lawyer?
There are so many reasons why you should hire a lawyer after your truck accident. First and foremost, it’s critical that you have an attorney in your corner who knows what to do and who will work hard just for you.
Our attorneys fight vigorously for the rights of people injured in serious truck accidents. We dig deeper for the facts that matter. We demand to see evidence from trucking companies, insurance companies and anyone else involved in your case. We fight hard for justice, and we demand big results. That’s our strategy for success. That’s what sets us apart. We’re focused on you.