Because trucks are heavier and larger than cars, accidents involving trucks tend to cause more severe injuries and have a higher fatality rate. Many trucking accidents can be avoided if truck drivers and responsible companies act with a minimum standard of care. When they do not, the attorneys at Peter J. Schaffer help you prove those companies’ and individuals’ negligence and liability in cases involving:
Our attorneys have experience representing the injured in all types of commercial vehicle accident cases.
To prove a personal injury claim, you must show that your injuries resulted from the defendants’ negligence. We consult respected experts with experience addressing the nuances of trucking accident claims. At trial, these professionals educate jurors about the causes of the accident and resulting injuries. Our lawyers regularly work with:
Our attorneys use all available means to present a strong case on your behalf.
After a truck accident, trucking company personnel quickly converge on the scene to gather evidence for their defense. At Peter J. Schaffer, we match the immediacy of their response. We measure and photograph the scene of the accident to preserve such crucial evidence as skid marks and vehicle positioning. We talk to witnesses while their memories are fresh. We also take notice of any special circumstances that would indicate whether driver intoxication or fatigue, improper truck loading, or mechanical failure played a role in the collision.
Our attorneys employ a practical, professional approach to ensure you obtain full and fair recovery for your injuries, including damages for past and future medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. If you have lost a loved one in a trucking accident, we can file a wrongful death suit on your behalf. Our attorneys obtain the best possible recovery by applying their extensive litigation experience and settlement negotiations skills.