Personal Injury Lawyer
Hazleton, PA

Common Truck Accident Injuries

Injured? Hazleton truck accident lawyer Edward P. McNelis can help.

Hazleton truck accident attorney Edward P. McNelis has seen up close the devastation an 18-wheeler or semi-truck can have when it collides with a smaller vehicle, such as a car or SUV. Crashes involving tractor-trailers can cause severe injury or death and have lasting consequences. If you’ve been injured or someone you love has been killed in a collision with an 18-wheeler, the Law Offices of Edward P. McNelis can help you get the compensation you’re entitled to. Strike back and see what an experienced Hazleton truck accident lawyer can do for you. Contact us today for your free consultation.

What are the different types of truck accident injuries?

A fully loaded tractor-trailer can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and cause substantial damage to smaller cars in the event of a collision. Those who are fortunate enough to walk away from an accident with a commercial vehicle are often seriously injured and face a long road toward recovery. Due to the large amount of energy released in a truck accident, crash victims are vulnerable to many different types of injuries, including:

  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Concussions
  • Neck injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Fractured and broken bones
  • Burns
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Herniated discs
  • Internal injuries

No matter what type of injury you’re dealing with, you deserve to get the medical treatment you need to recover. If you’ve been badly injured, you may need surgeries, medical devices, physical therapy, prescriptions, and long-term care. How are you going to pay for all that?

While getting into a truck accident can cause you physical harm, it can also significantly damage your finances. If you didn’t cause your crash, you shouldn’t be forced to shoulder the burden of all your accident-related expenses. Trucking companies and their insurance carriers aren’t on your side, even if they know you weren’t responsible for the accident. They’re only looking out for their best interests.

Attorney Edward P. McNelis is an experienced truck accident lawyer who’s been getting results for injury victims in Hazleton and Luzerne County since 1982. He knows how to handle trucking companies and hold negligent truckers accountable for their actions to get you the financial compensation you need and deserve. Depending on the specific details of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages
  • Future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Wrongful death
  • Punitive damages

Let the Law Offices of Edward P. McNelis get to work for you

Cases involving truck accidents are often complex, and the last thing you want to do is cheat yourself out of maximum compensation because you didn’t know what to do after your crash or you accepted a settlement offer too quickly. Hazleton truck accident attorney Edward P. McNelis knows what it takes to win complicated claims to get you the financial compensation you’re entitled to. Best of all – we work on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay nothing unless we win. Discover what the Law Offices of Edward P. McNelis can do for you. Contact us today for your free consultation.