Pittsburgh Truck Accident Lawyers

Help When You’ve Been injured by an 18-Wheeler in PA

Due to their size and speed, an accident involving a semi-truck is likely to cause more significant damage than other automobile accidents. Injuries in truck accidents are typically worse and often require serious and prolonged medical treatment. The worst truck accidents involve fatal injuries, and the families of victims face significant emotional and financial hardship.

When a truck accident is the result of negligence or error by the driver or the trucking company, the attorney at the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz can help victims and their families obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost income and other damages resulting from the accident.

Contact our Pittsburgh firm today to learn more.

We know how difficult it can be for accident victims to get the compensation that they may deserve from insurance carriers and trucking companies. We have seen what our clients and their families go through after an accident, and we understand the hardships they face. Our skilled attorney provides advice and comfort for people who have been seriously injured in trucking accidents in Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities of Allegheny County.

Causes of Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania

There are many reasons why semi-trucks, tractor trailers, delivery trucks and other commercial trucks are involved in accidents on highways and roads in Pennsylvania, including:

  • Failure to inspect tires, brakes and lights
  • Insufficient maintenance
  • Long shifts and unrealistic schedules for drivers
  • Driver fatigue
  • Aggressive driving and speeding
  • Drug use
  • Jackknifing
  • Cell phone use

At the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz, our firm thoroughly investigates trucking accidents to understand the facts and circumstances that led to injury or death. We visit the scene to take photographs, measure skid marks, and assess other physical evidence of the accident. We also review maintenance records, the driver's logbooks, and safety record, and company policies to ensure that everything was done in compliance with state and federal law.

Our lawyers take the time to interview witnesses, review police reports, and investigate any other pertinent information that may help us reconstruct the accident.

Contact Us if You Have Been Involved in a Truck Accident

If you or someone that you love has been injured in a truck accident, you need experienced representation. We work with the trucking company and their insurance carrier to obtain the compensation that you need to move forward.

Get the advice and help that you need by calling our Pittsburgh office at (412) 453-3341 to schedule a consultation. You pay no attorney fees unless you obtain compensation for your claim.