FAQs About Pennsylvania Truck Collisions
Q: Is it possible for more than one party to be held liable for my injuries in a truck collision?
A: Yes. Depending on the specific cause of the collision, it is possible for multiple parties to be held accountable for the injuries you suffered. The attorneys at Graham & Mauer, P.C., will determine the exact cause of your collision and who was responsible in order to pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
Q: How long do I have to file a personal injury claim after a truck collision?
A: Under Pennsylvania law, you have two years from the date of the collision to file a lawsuit. However, we encourage our clients to take action as soon as possible so that we have the best opportunity to preserve crucial evidence and make contact with key witnesses.
Q: What if the trucking company is saying the collision is my fault?
A: Don’t be concerned. This is a common tactic in most truck collision cases and is only an attempt made by the trucking company to avoid paying you the fair value of your claim. Even if you may have been partially responsible for the collision, it may still be possible for you to seek compensation under Pennsylvania’s “contributory negligence” statute.
Q: The trucking company is already offering me a settlement. Why do I need an attorney?
A: You should have an attorney regardless of whether there is a settlement offer on the table or not. If there is, you can bet that it probably won’t come close to covering all of your short- and long-term losses. The insurance company will also tell you that hiring an attorney will only cut into your compensation. History has shown us that, even after attorney fees are paid, victims typically receive more than the amount of the original offer.
Q: What kind of attorney fees are involved in a trucking collision case? Do I have to pay you an hourly rate?
A: No. We handle all trucking collision cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we receive a percentage of the amount that we recover for you. If we don’t recover any compensation in your case, you owe us nothing.
Still Have Questions? Talk To One Of Our Lawyers.
We know that you probably have many other questions about your collision. We offer a free initial consultation where you can get your questions answered without obligation. We will provide an honest analysis of your case and explain your legal options. You can reach our offices in Harrisburg and Valley Forge at 610-933-3333 or via email. An attorney will answer the phone when you call.