Date: October 30, 2012

QUESTION:  What should I do if I am injured in a truck accident or tractor trailer accident?

ANSWER:  Obviously, if you are injured, your first priority should be to seek immediate medical treatment.  However, an investigation into the cause of the truck accident or tractor trailer accident needs to be performed as soon as possible after the accident.  Critical evidence and information may be lost if you do not act quickly, such as securing production of the truck or tractor trailer’s “black box” data recorder, measuring skid marks, taking photos of the crash scene and the vehicles, and obtaining statements from witnesses.  The investigating police department may or may not conduct a complete and thorough investigation of the accident.  Therefore, you usually can not rely solely on the police to obtain all of the evidence necessary to prove that the accident was caused by the negligence and carelessness of the truck driver or the tractor trailer driver.  The law firm of Dougherty, Leventhal & Price, L.L.P. (DLP) has the experience and resources necessary to conduct a prompt, thorough and complete accident investigation on your behalf. 

DLP represents seriously injured and catastrophically injured victims of truck accidents and tractor trailer accidents throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, including the Counties of  Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Wayne, Wyoming, Sullivan, Montour, Lycoming, Schuylkill, Tioga, Bradford, Susquehanna, Northampton, Carbon and Columbia.  Truck and tractor trailer accidents often occur on the interstate corridors that run through Northeastern Pennsylvania, including I-81, I-80, I-380, I-84 and I-180.  Some of the representative municipalities where truck and tractor trailer accidents occur in Northeastern Pennsylvania include Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Honesdale, Hazleton, Moosic, Williamsport, Tunkhannock, Towanda, Stroudsburg, Bethleham, Berwick, Bloomsburg, Pottsville, Kingston, Milford, Mansfield and Wellsboro.   If you are involved in a truck accident or a tractor trailer accident anywhere in Northeastern Pennsylvania, call an attorney at DLP as soon as possible after the accident for a free, no-obligation consultation.  We at DLP represent serious and catastrophically injured victims of truck accidents and tractor trailer accidents to get them the money and justice they deserve to compensate them for their injuries and damages.

John Finnerty
Attorney Finnerty has been representing clients in Northeastern Pennsylvania as an Attorney with Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP for over 25 years.