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Injured By A Big Truck? Call Eric!

The Pittsburgh truck accident lawyers at Chaffin Luhana represent individuals who are injured in trucking accidents throughout the Ohio Valley in West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio and nationwide. Because of the weight and size of semi-trucks, when they collide with other vehicles on the road, the results are usually devastating.

If you or someone you love is injured in a trucking accident, we may be able to help you recover compensation for your injuries. To learn more contact us today.

Truck Driver Negligence

Truck drivers are often on the road for long periods of time and are in a hurry to get their cargo to a certain location at a specific time. Because of this, truck drivers often drive when they are overly exhausted or at excessive speeds. The following are examples of truck driver negligence that can lead to accidents with other vehicles on the road:

  • Speeding
  • Driver fatigue (driving for too long without stopping to rest)
  • Changing lanes without checking for other vehicles
  • Making turns too quickly
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Running red lights or not paying attention to traffic signals
  • Being distracted by electronic navigation systems or other devices such as the radio or CD player
  • Texting or talking on a hand held phone while driving
  • Not securing the load properly

In some cases, the negligent party is not the truck driver. At Chaffin Luhana we also handle cases involving defective truck parts such as defective tires and faulty brakes. When problems arise with truck parts, the responsible parties might include the product designer, the manufacturing company or even the company responsible for maintenance and repairs.

Trucking Accident Injuries

When a tractor-trailer collides with another vehicle on the road, the results are usually devastating for the driver and passengers of the other vehicle because of the size and weight of the truck. Injuries can be serious and even fatal. We represent people that suffer serious injuries, including (but not limited to):

  • Crushing injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries, paralysis
  • Brain injuries
  • Facial fractures
  • Severe lacerations
  • Burns
  • Broken bones
  • Amputation injuries
  • Wrongful death

Severe injuries can result in a lifetime of pain and challenges. In the worst cases, people may have to depend on 24-hour care for the rest of their lives. People that suffer brain injuries may suffer memory loss and changes to their personalities that affect their own lives, as well as the lives of their loved ones. Serious injuries are devastating for an entire family. At Chaffin Luhana, we recognize the severity of truck accidents and the injuries they cause. We serve as advocates for people injured in these types of accidents as well as their families and tirelessly work to get them the maximum amount of compensation possible.

If you or someone you love is involved in a trucking accident, contact Chaffin Luhana today. Our personal injury lawyers represent individuals and families nationwide, including in the Ohio Valley in West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.

how not to be a lawyer

according to eric t. chaffin

“My father was a union witness at an arbitration in a steel mill. After the hearing, my father, dressed in blue jeans and a sweatshirt, stuck out his hand to shake hands with the company’s lawyer. The lawyer refused. The lawyer was not upset because my dad got the best of him but because he frowned upon working class people. I was the first person in my family to graduate from college. My dad used this story to remind me to respect others, to remember where I came from and as an example of how not to conduct myself as a lawyer.”

eric t. chaffin

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