Pittsburgh Lawyers Representing Truck Accident Victims
Tractor-trailers, cement mixers, coal trucks … they are the big rigs on the highway. They do the important job of carrying household or industrial goods from coast to coast or from job site to job site. They also carry something else with them … tremendous size and weight, and for folks driving an ordinary automobile, the overwhelming size and weight of trucks can present tremendous hazards on the road.
I’m attorney John Gismondi, founder of Gismondi & Associates. We are lawyers who represent people in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania who have been injured as a result of truck accidents. A powerful lawsuit can provide full and complete compensation for you, and it can also send a strong message that will help to prevent some other person from being injured by a similar mistake or accident.
Did The Truck Driver Obey The Rules Of The Road?
Trucks have no greater right to roadway than cars do. However, many truck drivers seem to feel otherwise. Some truck drivers seem to operate with a tank mentality and expect others to get out of their way or pay the consequences.
Because of their size and weight, trucks are harder to control and harder to stop than other vehicles. When a tractor-trailer weighing up to 60,000 pounds runs into a passenger vehicle, it can cause devastating damage. As a result, there are a number of Department of Transportation regulations that truck drivers and trucking companies are required to follow to prevent injuries to other people. For example, truck drivers are required to take rest breaks and to keep logbooks to prove that they were not on the road too long. Loads must be properly secured, and truck safety features such as brakes must be serviced regularly so they are in good working order. However, there is no protection from the truck driver who acts like he or she owns the road.
A Lawsuit Provides Compensation … And More
We wish that we could turn back the hands of time and undo what has happened to you or your family. Unfortunately, no lawyer has that power. However, with a successful lawsuit we can reduce the burdens you face by obtaining full and complete compensation for everything that you have experienced as a result of your injury or the death of a family member … mounting medical bills, lost wages, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, and perhaps most importantly, the loss of the relationship and companionship of a loved one.
We will also fight for compensation to cover everything that you may face in the future. Truck accident cases often involve long-term needs for things such as future surgeries, specialized equipment, personal attendant care and much more. Our goal is to provide full compensation for all of those needs so that you or your loved one can enjoy the very best quality of life possible and make the most of a difficult situation. After all, that is the least that you are entitled to.
Aside from providing you with full and complete compensation, a lawsuit can do one other very important thing: It can force changes to be made by the people who caused the injury to you or a loved one so that no other person or family has to go through what you have.
Our Experience With Truck Accident Cases
Over the past 30 years, the attorneys of Gismondi & Associates have successfully handled many cases involving serious trucking accidents, including:
- A multimillion-dollar recovery on behalf of a young man who suffered devastating brain injuries when a cement truck made an illegal left turn in front of him.
- A multimillion-dollar recovery on behalf of a man who suffered a leg amputation and serious burns when a coal truck hit his motorcycle from behind.
- A recovery in excess of $1 million on behalf of a young college student who suffered serious orthopedic injury when a big rig crossed the center line and hit her vehicle.
Call Us Now | Free Consultation
If you have been injured or a loved one killed by in a semitruck accident, call us now for a free consultation toll free at 1-888-529-1255. And remember, we always return phone calls. Our attorneys handle personal injury cases throughout Pennsylvania.