Bisected by I-81, Scranton is a busy area for commercial trucks transporting cargo in Pennsylvania and throughout the Northeast. If you have been injured in a truck accident, the attorneys at The Slocum Firm can help you fight for maximum compensation.
It takes commitment and perseverance to recover from the physical and emotional injuries that most people suffer when they are involved in an accident involving a tractor trailer or other large commercial vehicle. These accidents can be extraordinarily traumatic, and many people gain a new appreciation for the sheer size and weight of large trucks after experiencing the extreme forces involved in a collision. For victims, the results of a truck accident can be devastating, from serious (and often permanent) physical injuries to emotional scars that can last a lifetime, as well.
At The Slocum Firm, we provide aggressive legal representation for victims of truck accidents in the Scranton area. We have extensive experience in all types of personal injury insurance claims and litigation, and we seek to match our clients’ commitment and perseverance when fighting to help them recover maximum compensation for their losses. If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident, we want to help you stand up for your legal rights. We will take your case to court if necessary, but our first priority will be on securing a favorable pre-trial settlement, so that you can move on with your life as soon as possible.
Understanding Your Claim for Compensation
In many ways, truck accidents cases are both very similar to and very different from “normal” vehicle collision claims. On the one hand, the basic legal concepts are the same: If someone else was at fault in causing your injuries, you are entitled to financial compensation for all of your physical, financial, and emotional harm. Even the basic steps involved in the process are similar: Securing compensation requires that you seek medical attention to understand the full extent your injuries, your attorney must conduct a thorough investigation and accurately calculate your losses, and he or she must be able to effectively negotiate with the insurance companies, while also preparing your case for the possibility of trial.
On the other hand, the complexities involved in truck accident cases make them very different, as well. This is why it is critically important that you hire an attorney who has specific experience with truck accidents. From pinpointing the specific cause of the accident to ensuring that all of the responsible parties get brought into the litigation, your attorney must be able to efficiently and adeptly manage all of the complex aspects of your truck accident claim. If your attorney isn’t up to the task, your claim is likely suffer as a result.
Experienced Attorneys for Your Truck Accident Claim
At The Slocum Firm, we bring decades of personal injury experience to representing truck accident victims in the Scranton area. In each case, we focus on the unique facts that separate our client’s claim from the next. Each year, there are thousands of serious truck accidents throughout the country. To make your case stand out so that you can secure maximum compensation, you need two things: (i) a unique story based on the evidence collected during a thorough investigation; and, (ii) an attorney who can tell your story effectively on your behalf.
Of course, it isn’t quite that simple. Sometimes, the insurance companies simply won’t agree to pay what victims are owed. In those cases, we use the legwork that we put in during the settlement negotiation process in order to thoroughly prepare our clients’ cases for trial.
How Do I Know If I Have a Claim?
The only way to truly know whether you have a claim is to hire an attorney to conduct an investigation, and provide you with a thorough case assessment. The unique facts involved in your case will determine your legal rights. Generally speaking, however, the following are among the most common grounds for truck accident victims to claim fair compensation:
- Truck driver negligence – such as speeding, texting while driving, or falling asleep behind the wheel
- Cargo issues – such as overloaded, unsecured, or improperly loaded cargo
- Trucking company negligence – such as hiring untrained drivers, forcing drivers to spend too many hours behind the wheel, and failing to conduct proper maintenance
- Truck defects – such as faulty brakes and tires or defective engine components
Request a Free Consultation at The Slocum Firm Today
To find out if you have a claim for compensation based on injuries that you sustained in a truck accident, contact The Slocum Firm for a free consultation. Contact us online or call (570) 209-7376 to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys in Scranton, PA.