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Truck Accidents - Contact Scranton Truck Accident Lawyer O'Malley & Langan

Northeastern Pennsylvania truck accident law firm you can trust to handle your case right

Truck accidents wreak havoc on people's lives every day. Every 2 minutes, a truck accident happens somewhere in America. Accidents involving tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers and semi-trucks routinely cause life-threatening injuries. It's not uncommon for a trucker to walk away from an accident without a scratch, while the people in the other car are taken away by ambulance. As soon as it hears about the accident, the trucking company and its insurance company will begin an immediate investigation to minimize liability. If you were injured or a loved one was injured in a truck accident, contact O'Malley & Langan today. Level the playing field. Take decisive legal action to protect their rights.

In Northeastern Pennsylvania, truck accident victims trust O'Malley & Langan to get them the financial compensation they rightfully deserve. In case after case, our aggressive Pennsylvania truck accident attorneys build successful cases and hold trucking companies accountable for such serious accidents.

What are the common causes of truck accidents in Pennsylvania?

Like auto accidents, truck accidents can happen for many reasons. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Speeding truck drivers
  • Distracted truck drivers
  • Texting truck drivers
  • Tired truck drivers
  • Drunk truck drivers
  • Drivers impaired by drugs
  • Failing to check blind spots
  • Failing to use signals
  • Improper maintenance
  • Inexperienced truck drivers
  • Defective brakes
  • Winter weather

In Northeastern Pennsylvania, trucks accidents linked to fracking operations also are not uncommon. If you or a loved one was injured or killed, you may be entitled to compensation from the negligent company. 

What are the most common types of truck accidents in Pennsylvania?

While every truck accident is unique, many truck accidents have many factors in common. Some of the most common types of truck accidents we handle at O'Malley & Langan include:

  • Rear-end truck accidents - Often occur on city streets involving delivery trucks
  • Head-on collisions - Often result in life-threatening injuries or fatalities
  • Jackknife truck accidents - Often involve 18-wheelers and tractor-trailer trucks
  • Highway truck accidents - Often happen on I-81, I-84 and other highways
  • Out-of-control truck accidents - Truck drivers driving too fast cause these crashes

"What should I do if I'm involved a truck accident in Pennsylvania?"

We strongly recommend taking the following steps if you've been involved in a truck accident in Pennsylvania:

  • Call the police immediately and demand they respond to your accident.
  • Get the truck driver's full name, address and phone number for the trucking company.
  • Take photographs or video of your accident.
  • Write down details about your accident including:
    • Exact location of your accident
    • Time of day
    • Weather conditions
    • Nearby traffic signs
    • Skid marks on road
  • Talk to witnesses. Get their full names, addresses and phone numbers.
  • Seek emergency medical treatment even if you feel OK.
  • Call your insurance company. Give them general factual information, but don't discuss fault.
  • Contact a lawyer.

"Why should I hire a Pennsylvania truck accident attorney to handle my case?"

Pennsylvania truck accidents might seem straightforward. A truck driver clearly caused your accident. You should be fairly compensated, right? Don't count on it. In many cases, many truck drivers and the trucking companies they work for deny any wrongdoing. They might even try to claim you did something to cause your truck accident.

Taking on trucking companies can be extremely complicated. The company might be located in another state. They probably won't return to phone calls. And most trucking companies and the insurance companies representing them have entire teams of lawyers working for them.

Put the power of an experienced Scranton truck accident lawyer to work for you

They don't intimidate us. We know all the games insurance companies play. We know how to investigate a trucking accident and present evidence that supports your case. We have access to accident reconstructionists and other experts who can help support your claim. If necessary, we can even help you file a personal injury lawsuit against the trucking company or insurance company if we believe that's the best way to resolve your case.

Give your case an edge. Contact us today. Contact us from anywhere in Pennsylvania. Some of the counties we serve include Lackawanna, Luzerne, Bradford, Schuykill, Lehigh, Monroe, Wyoming and Wayne. Our offices are located in Scranton to Pittston, Hazleton and Towanda.

Call (866) 326-0100 and schedule a free case evaluation. You only pay us if we win. That's because we work on a contingency fee basis. It's that simple. We're available when you need us most - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Office Locations

Scranton

Scranton

The O’Malley & Langan Building
201 Franklin Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503

p. 570-344-2667

Pittson

Pittston

9 North Main Street
Pittston, PA 18640

p. 570-883-1321

Towanda

Towanda

The O’Malley Langan Building
213 Main Street
Towanda, PA 18848

p. 570-265-5800