Munley Law can help you if you’ve been in an 18-wheeler accident.
We would like to give you or a loved one a free consultation with one of the nation’s finest truck accident lawyers. Our business is dedicated to assisting victims of all truck accidents, especially 18-wheelers. We’ve spent years fighting trucking firms and winning cases for people like you. That’s why we’re here to help you.
Every year, over 90,000 individuals are injured or killed in 18-wheeler collisions. The number of deadly heavy truck accidents has risen in the previous decade, despite calls for looser safety requirements.
Call Munley Law for a free case evaluation if you or a loved one has been hurt or killed by an 18-wheeler. The consultation is free, and we only get paid if we win your case.
Experts in 18-wheeler accidents.
Truck accident lawyers are in high demand, yet few have the experience and expertise required to successfully defend truck accident victims. An attorney with experience taking on huge transportation corporations and a thorough understanding of trucking industry legislation, technology, insurance, and practices should handle any commercial trucking accident.
Munley Litigation is one of the country’s leading truck accident law firms. Our attorneys are nationally recognized as top truck accident attorneys. We are the only US legal practice with two former chairmen of the American Association for Justice Trucking Litigation Group. The National Board of Trial Advocacy has certified Marion and Daniel Munley in Truck Accident Law. Our tractor trailer and 18-wheeler lawyers obtain record-breaking results for our clients.
The stakes are great when an 18-wheeler is involved. Uncertainty about the future and mounting medical expenditures. But the transportation corporations have teams of personnel dedicated to lowering or denying your claim. We won’t allow it. Let’s go from here.
18-Wheeler Accident Causes
Your truck accident lawyer will first investigate what caused your collision. 18-wheelers collide for many causes, including:
- Vehicles that are overloaded
- drowsy driving
- Drunk or drugged driving
- drowsy driving
- Speeding Around Sharp Turns
- Snow, rain, hail, fog, wind, sleet, or ice
- Breach of Inspection and Maintenance Obligations
- Manufacture Error
- Blown Tires
- BAD BRAKES
- Installer Errors
With the best expertise and a comprehensive investigation, we will uncover the exact cause (and make responsible parties accountable for your injuries).
Why 18-Wheelers Are Risky?
Heavy Loads — An 18-wheeler weights 80,000 pounds, or 400 tons. Consider that the average car weighs 2,700 pounds, or just over 1 ton. 18-wheelers are 400 times larger than most cars, and when they collide with other vehicles, their immense weight often causes significant injuries, extensive property damage, and tragic deaths.
The Road’s Biggest Vehicles – 18-wheelers may be 176 feet long with four trailers! That 18-wheeler next to you on the highway is half a football field long and over ten times longer than the average automobile. Drivers struggle to avoid crashes as they handle severe bends, turns, merges, freeway exits, and narrow streets. Their large size increases the risk of roadside irresponsibility like speeding. An 18-wheeler truck traveling at 70 mph has twice the energy of one traveling at 50 mph.
They Need More Time and Space to Stop — An 18-wheeler requires roughly 40% more time to slow down or stop than a car. Many motorists who follow 18-wheelers are unaware of the required distance between their vehicle and the huge truck in front.
These trucks lack a rear glass, therefore they have huge blind spots. Due to the sheer size of the truck and trailer, there are huge blind areas.
Why Hire a Top Truck Accident Lawyer?
If you or someone you love has been injured in an 18-wheeler accident, you may feel that you did nothing wrong, that your injuries and costs are evident, and question why you need a lawyer to represent you.
Trucking Companies Frequently Deny Liability and Defend aggressively – Trucking corporations are well-versed in the best tactics for disputing responsibility and minimizing costs related with crashes caused by its 18-wheeler drivers. Most trucking companies will have a representative on the scene of an accident within hours or minutes, collecting evidence to help decrease any liability claims.
Our truck accident lawyers have decades of expertise and are regarded the nation’s leading truck accident lawyers. When you engage one of our trucking lawyers, the trucking companies know they are up against the best and most experienced truck crash firms in the country.
18-wheeler Truck Accidents Are Difficult – Truck accidents are complicated by nature, as are 18-wheelers, vehicle accidents, and medical injuries. These cases involve physics, chemistry, federal shipping rules, biology, medicine, driving standards, and economics. When an 18-wheeler collision lawsuit goes to trial, accident victims must describe what happened to a jury using difficult scientific and industry-specific ideas and principles.
Over 60 years of experience negotiating and litigating trucking accidents has taught our Truck Accident Team at Munley Law how to win big for our clients. Our staff knows how to employ field specialists, graphics, testimonies, and technology to show why victims like you deserve compensation.
Getting the Award You Deserve Takes a Lot of Work – Trucking and insurance firms have plenty of resources to persuade accident victims into walking away or accepting settlements much below their rights. To get the compensation you deserve as an 18-wheel accident victim, you’ll need to match the trucking and insurance companies’ resources, employ specialists to testify at trial, and use cutting-edge technology to establish your case to a jury.
Munley Law’s truck accident attorneys can help. We not only have the decades of 18-wheeler litigation experience you require, but also the funds and legal team to win your case. We pay all fees upfront and you owe us nothing until we recover a large settlement for you.
F.A.Q.s in 18-Wheeler Truck Crashes
Q: So what can I do after an 18-wheeler truck accident?
A: Hire a winning and skilled 18-wheeler accident lawyer. Fighting major trucking firms takes experience. These firms have huge resources, including teams of lawyers and experts ready to fight any complaint. If you have been hit by an 18-wheeler, contact Munley Law for a free consultation.
Answers to common questions about 18-wheeler accidents.
A: If you are ever involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, follow these steps:
- Stay calm and in your car (unless you need to get out for safety reasons)
- 911 (even if you think your accident is minor)
- Seek medical attention for any injured on the spot.
- Keep the cars still until the cops arrive (unless absolutely necessary)
- Leave the scene
- Note all parties’ names, addresses, and phone numbers, especially witnesses.
- Notify any police officials investigating the accident.
- Capture the automobiles and injuries.
- Deny fault
- Notify your own insurer right away.
- You are not compelled to give a statement to anyone other than the police and your insurance company.
Q: What should I do after an 18-wheeler truck accident?
A: After an 18-wheeler semi-truck crash, do the following:
- Get a copy of the police report. Likewise with an insurance company’s property damage valuation.
- Keep track of all doctor and healthcare visits. Notate all symptoms and pains. Obtain copies of all medical records, including test results.
- Expenses incurred due to injury or accident
- Keep track of missed work or other activities due to injuries.
- Contact an attorney before accepting any offers.
Q: Who can you sue in an 18-wheeler accident?
A: Truck accidents are more complicated because there are more parties at fault. In addition to the truck driver and the trucking firm, third parties responsible for loading the vehicle and the trailer’s contents are also included. Speak with a lawyer about your specific semi-truck accident case.
Q: How long do I have to file a truck accident lawsuit?
A: In most states, including Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for filing an 18-wheeler accident claim is two years. Do not file in two years. The more recent the details and evidence, the easier it will be to investigate and seek compensation. Waiting may result in evidence loss or destruction. It also provides the transportation firm and its investigators and experts more time to prepare their case.
Q: How much does an 18-wheeler truck accident lawyer cost?
A: We operate on contingency. So, what? We don’t charge unless we win. You will owe us nothing up advance. Munley Law does not get paid unless you do.
Q: Why Should I Hire Munley Law for My Truck Accident Case?
A: Munley Law has a proven track record of obtaining results for victims of trucking accidents, including 18-wheeler accidents. For this and other reasons, our attorneys have been regularly recognized as leaders in the field of truck accidents.
Other firms in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey lack experience in truck accidents.
In order to get the justice you deserve, 18 wheeler cases are complex and require experience.
We have decades of experience and knowledge handling 18-wheeler situations. We know how to maximize your healing.
Munley Law is a family firm. Our entire team will work together to get the best possible outcome in your truck accident case. We will not only defend you in negotiations and court, but also be a resource for you during this tough time.
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Read what our clients have to say:
“I’m very grateful for my lawyers who never let me down and were willing to fight for me and my kids. It has been a pleasure working with them and I am grateful. Since no amount of money can undo what happened, they made sure we were taken care of.” Injured Truck Driver: Katy S.