Experienced and Knowledgeable Truck Accident Attorney In Philadelphia Answers Your Most Frequently Asked Questions
The giant 18-wheelers that have filled our highways in recent years are not vehicles you want to argue with. When fully loaded, they can legally weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and can be as long as 75 feet!
Their great size and weight gives them matching momentum and once they are traveling at highway speeds, they cannot stop abruptly to avoid a collision. Trucks are truly lethal giants. There are tractor trailers, 18-wheelers, tanker trucks, and other dangerous trucks that are taking over our roads.
Philadelphia truck accident lawyer Jeffrey Harlan Penneys is available 24/7 to answer your truck accident case-specific questions at 1-215-771-0430 (Cell) or 1-800-InjuryLaw. Here are some answers to general questions:
What is the main argument a truck accident lawyer presents in a personal injury case?
The accidents caused from trucks are continuously increasing. Many of these can be prevented. There are a great number of causes we pursue based the case details, however ones that show up time and again are “driver fatigue” and “not following driving laws” as the main reasons a Philadelphia truck wreck lawyer may pursue for truck wreck claims.
How long do I have to start a truck accident lawsuit in Pennsylvania?
In Pennsylvania, truck accident legal claims must be commenced within two years of the act or omission giving rise to the injury, or within two years of the date of discovery. You should contact truck accident attorney Jeffrey Harlan Penneys, Esq. as soon as possible, while the case is fresh, for best outcome.
Should I try to work with the insurance company first and see if they treat me fairly before I hire a Philadelphia truck accident lawyer?
NO! My experience is that not only will they NOT treat you fairly; they will be busy gathering evidence to help them pay you as little as possible for your truck accident claim while toying with you in negotiations. Once you hire me, I will immediately stop all of their attempts to gain information from you, statement requests, and pressure to have you sign documents that hurt your case later. If contacted by anyone concerning your truck accident, all you need to say is “Please contact my semi-truck accident lawyer, Philadelphia attorney Jeffrey H. Penneys.” I will handle all communication from there!
Claims adjusters have told my clients that the amount they are offering is the best they can hope for, the best way for them to avoid costly and time-consuming litigation. This is usually a lie! Don’t fall for their “advice”. I don’t enjoy telling clients that I could have gotten them more compensation if I had been involved in their truck accident settlement from day one!
How long will it take to settle my truck accident claim in Pennsylvania?
The time it takes to settle a truck injury claim in Pennsylvania depends on many circumstances. After a claim, it is important to allow injuries to stabilize before beginning trucking accident settlement negotiations. By settling too early, important consequences of a serious injury may be missed, such as the need for future medical treatment or rehab difficulties. When a demand is submitted to an insurance company, it may take several weeks for the company to review it before negotiation may begin. In more complicated cases, it may take substantially longer.
For more info see my general personal injury attorney FAQ’s
Contact Jeffrey Harlan Penneys, Esq. at 1-215-771-0430 (Cell) or 1-800-465-8795, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for more information. Your consultation is always free. Also, view my tips for dealing with trucks on Philadelphia roadways