Thank you for spending a moment with Georgelis Injury Law Firm! Our personal-injury accident lawyers serve residents of Lancaster, PA who seek justice after having been injured in an accident involving a commercial vehicle.
These types of accidents become very complex, very quickly, which is why being represented by seasoned legal counsel from the get-go is so imperative. It’s important to know that from the very beginning, if we accept your case, you will pay no out-of-pocket fees. Our commercial-vehicle accident lawyers are compensated from a portion of the recoveries—meaning, unless we win money for you, we don’t get paid.
If you or a family member were injured by a commercial vehicle, contact our legal team, right away! We would like to speak with you before you speak with an insurance representative because we know low-ball settlement offers from insurance companies happen far too frequently, and you deserve maximum financial compensation!
We know you want your life to return to normal as quickly as possible, and part of that journey may involve receiving medical care and making sure medical bills are paid. Also, you may be facing an inability to return to work for a short amount of time, a long amount of time, or not at all. With respect to your medical coverage and income loss protection, your personal automobile insurance policy will be the first tier of coverage accessed. This is mandated by Pennsylvania law.
Regarding your bodily injury claim – the liability coverage under the commercial or business insurance policy is your first tier of coverage for compensation. More often than not, the liability coverage with commercial policies is much higher when compared to liability coverage for other motor vehicles such as personally-owned cars or SUVs, for example. If, for some reason, the commercial vehicle insurance coverage is not enough to compensate you for your damages and losses, then underinsured motorist insurance, through your own policy, can be sought.
If you have suffered severe injuries and your losses are substantial, you should expect more liability coverage from a business/commercial insurance policy – but there is a caveat: the more significant the potential value of your claim is, the more intent the company and its insurance carrier will be with using their arsenal of powerful attorneys and seasoned investigators to limit what they might pay. In other words, they will fight tooth-and-nail to protect their assets, possibly leaving you with less compensation than you deserve unless you have the right legal team in your corner.
At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, we can’t emphasize enough how critical it is to seek strong legal counsel in order to protect your rights and secure maximum compensation for your injuries. You want to receive every penny of compensation you are entitled to. Our commercial vehicle-accident lawyers will leave no legal stone unturned to help you achieve that desired outcome.
Insurance companies have aggressive investigators and legal teams on their side to ensure you receive as little as possible. Shouldn’t you have the same legal power on your side to make sure they don’t succeed?
There are instances where one might be the operator of a commercial or business vehicle, with that vehicle being involved in an accident caused by another driver. If the commercial vehicle was being used during the scope and course of one’s employment, a ‘hybrid’ claim is created via the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code and the Workers’ Compensation Act. A ‘cross-breeding’ of these two entities means that, initially, you must follow the Workers’ Compensation protocol to ensure coverage from that system.
The fact that a third-party is involved with causing an accident while you were operating a motor vehicle in the course and scope of your employment, means you – as an injured worker – are entitled to not only receive economic losses—primarily, wage loss and medical benefits—as provided by the Workers’ Compensation system, but you can also seek compensation for non-economic losses, like pain and suffering, loss of life’s pleasures and loss of consortium, as part of a third-party claim!
The intrinsic value of a hybrid claim includes pain & suffering, loss of life’s enjoyment, and other non-economic damages that are non-recoverable through a workers’ compensation claim. Other legal intricacies exist concerning these types of accidents, and Georgelis Injury Law Firm has handled hundreds of hybrid claims.
There are a handful of things to keep in mind regarding a commercial-vehicle accident:
Do not admit fault since your perception of what occurred may not be 100% accurate. Do not tell the other party involved, nor a police officer, that you accept some blame for the accident. Do not apologize since that could be misconstrued as an admission of guilt by the insurance company and jeopardize the strength and value of your claim.
Do not forgo a police report even if the accident was a minor fender bender. Not filing a police report could give your insurance company a legitimate reason to not cover your damages. Obtaining the other party’s information is not adequate, on its own – contact the police and make a report!
Do not assume you are OK since some after-effects of injuries will surface days, weeks, or months later. A ruptured blood vessel, for example, could lead to bleeding inside the brain. Injuries to the spine, like herniated or bulging discs, may take time to develop and become symptomatic – but they are still causally related to the accident. Waiting to seek medical attention, however, gives the insurance company a ready-made defense to your bodily injury claim. Get checked out by a medical professional ASAP since that information will dramatically help the strength and value of your case.
Do not call your insurance provider since what you say could be used against you. It’s in your best interest to not speak with an insurance representative for the at-fault driver or company, who may request a recorded statement, for example. Your statement could – without you realizing it – entirely compromise your case’s defense. Leave it up to our commercial-vehicle accident lawyers to deal with the insurance companies’ inquiries.
Do contact Georgelis Injury Law Firm. This should be one of the first steps you take after you have received a proper medical evaluation. Commercial vehicle accidents and the injuries they cause can generate intense opposition from the other side, in light of the severity of injuries and the potential value of the claims. Our lawyers will protect your rights inside and outside of the courtroom!
Seeking justice for our Lancaster, PA clients is always our goal. Here are a few examples of how we have helped individuals and families move on with their lives, financially: from a $2.35 million motorcycle accident recovery case to a $300,000 dog-bite award to a $1,600,000 personal injury settlement to $1,450,000 in compensation for a client caused by a commercial truck, our extensive knowledge of the law and compelling strategies we deploy in your favor are what makes the difference between our Lancaster clients receiving full financial recoveries vs. hugely-reduced amounts!
Commercial Vehicles and Other Commercial Vehicles
Perhaps you were operating one type of commercial vehicle such as a truck, delivery van, bus, or a family-owned SUV used for business purposes and were hit by another type of commercial vehicle – things can become very complicated! Our accident lawyers are extremely well versed with the details of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code, and that would include two commercial vehicles becoming involved in an accident.
Experienced, well-credentialed and highly-respected legal counsel is precisely what you need to ensure the damages and losses you are facing, past, present and future, are fully compensated and commensurate with the severity your injuries. Call us, immediately and free-of-charge, at 1-800-HURT NOW to discuss the details of your claim. The sooner we get started, the sooner we can get money in your pocket!
Commercial Vehicles and Bicycles, Motorcycles, & Cars
Unfortunately, bicyclists and motorcyclists have nothing between them and the vehicles whizzing by them. As a result, injuries can be catastrophic or fatal. If you or a family member experienced injuries as a motorcyclist or bicyclist after a collision with a commercial vehicle, please call our legal team immediately. We will take care of everyone, giving you the time and peace-of-mind to heal while we do battle with the insurance company to get you fully compensated.
If you were a passenger or the driver of your family-owned car or SUV, and a commercial vehicle caused or contributed to an accident, you want your losses to be addressed as quickly as possible – they will be with Georgelis Injury Law Firm!
Commercial Vehicles and Pedestrians
Georgelis Injury Law Firm deals with pedestrian collisions of all types, and every type is extremely unfortunate. Did you sustain injuries after being hit by a limousine, truck, cargo van, or other commercial vehicle? Call our team so we can inform you of your legal options.
Expediency is very important – not just because of the statute of limitations (for personal injury cases involving vehicles, the statute of limitations in Pennsylvania is two years) – but because the insurance company for the at-fault driver will immediately circle the wagons and start working to build a defense and chip away at the value of your claim. Never give a statement to, or sign an authorization or release for, the other driver’s insurance company. Georgelis Injury Law will handle all of these communications, making sure your rights are fully preserved and that your claim is presented in the best way possible. Waiting too long to get us involved can jeopardize you’re the financial protection you and your family need and deserve. Don’t hesitate – give our team a call right away!
Commercial Vehicles and Distracted-Driving
Mobile phones, as wonderful and as convenient as they are, contribute to far too many distracted-driving accidents. Commercial drivers who should be watching the road instead of watching their phones, can compromise their attention span for just a second, and plow into vehicles in close proximity. If you feel mobile-phone usage contributed to your accident and injuries, our accident lawyers can obtain evidence from a cell phone that could greatly help with the support and value of your case!
Other types of distracted-driving behaviors can involve conversing with a passenger, changing a radio station, or daydreaming—all resulting in severe injuries or death. Call our team to determine if you qualify for substantial financial compensation – the sooner the better!
Placing worth on an injury seems difficult. However, our firm focuses its practice on this very task, and we have the resources and access to experts necessary to demonstrate the full value of your claim to the insurance company. The Georgelis Law legal team has handled thousands of cases involving motor vehicle and work-related accidents and garnered tens of millions of dollars for our Lancaster, PA clients. Put our experience and the respect we have earned from the insurance companies to work for you and your family. You get one bite at this apple, and we need to make it count.
The injury and accident attorneys at Georgelis Injury law are extremely well-versed in evaluating and valuing bodily injury claims. Without top-notch lawyers by your side, an accident-injury victim can fall prey to the tactics the insurance industry employs. As a result, tens of thousands of dollars, or hundreds of thousands of dollars could be left on the table. Don’t let that happen to you! At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, we will fully determine what your injuries are worth and fight the good fight to recover this maximum compensation for you!
The seriousness of your or your loved one’s injuries will play a critical role in the final compensation outcome. A payout could range from thousands of dollars to a million dollars, or more, depending on the severity of injuries and what level of pain and suffering one is experiencing or will continue to experience.
Pain and suffering is a nebulous concept, and it is very difficult to place a monetary value on the mental anguish someone has experienced, and will continue to experience, as a result of a commercial vehicle accident. Our commercial-vehicle accident lawyers know how to build and maximize these values due to decades of experience with bodily injury claims emanating from commercial vehicle accidents.
Bottom line: we can glean greater compensation for our clients than what insurance companies offer them without our involvement. We have handled cases where we have gotten our clients 10-, 20-, even 50-times the amount of money offered to them before Georgelis Injury Law became involved. Insurance companies employ highly skilled negotiators to do their bidding, and they take advantage of people who are in dire circumstances. Our injury attorneys will not let you get “starved-out” by big insurance—we will fight to get you and your family the financial compensation to protect you now and into the future.
Our vehicle-accident lawyers will look for all available insurance coverages. For example, there may be insurance coverage you may not be aware of, such as additional bodily injury liability coverage in the form of an umbrella policy. These policies often contain at least an additional $500,000 in coverage so it is critically important to ascertain their existence. Additionally, there could be other defendants partially at fault for the accident, so their liability insurance could be in play.
Our vehicle-accident lawyers investigate every nook and cranny to uncover details that could greatly benefit our clients’ cases and the compensation they receive. Evidence such as ‘event data recorders’, or black boxes, in vehicles can make all of the difference in establishing liability.
A vehicle’s black box could reveal valuable information regarding a commercial vehicle involved in an accident. Details including the speed of the vehicle, brake application, steering angles and other critical data would be recorded.
Talking with a legal professional is the first step in the right direction concerning your commercial-vehicle-related accident. Click Get a Free Consultation and answer just a few simple questions. A vehicle-accident attorney from Georgelis Injury Law will get back with you within 24 hours. Let’s turn your distress and concern into calm and confidence as we discuss the details of your circumstances and move forward.
You can also take advantage of a Live Chat for immediate interaction from a member of our legal team. You can feel assured knowing you have real-time assistance, 24/7!
Our Lancaster, PA clients have peace-of-mind knowing the professionals at Georgelis Injury Law Firm are top-tier award winners. Georgelis Law Firm’s trial lawyers are credited for more than 99% of cases won! Also, Georgelis Injury Law Firm has recouped more than $60,000,000 in recoveries for Lancaster County’s injured workers and accident victims.
This history of success translates into Georgelis Law having been voted the #1 law firm in Lancaster County, PA – as part of Lancaster County Magazine‘s Best-of-Lancaster Survey – for 8 years running! Our lawyers have won more than 100 jury trials and successfully handled thousands of personal injury and work-related injury claims.
Our law office’s caliber of ethics and skillful strategies have garnered well over one hundred and fifty 5-Star Google reviews from previous and current clients. That type of client satisfaction is due, in large part, to Attorney Tony Georgelis – founder and managing partner of Georgelis Injury Law Firm.
Mr. Georgelis has been recognized as a top trial attorney by a number of prestigious national legal societies, including 1) the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum 2) the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 3) the National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top 1%, 4) Super Lawyers and 5) Distinguished Justice Advocates.
Part of being #1 is being a law office that remains available – 24/7 – for its Lancaster, PA clients to answer questions, update the progress of each case, and address any concerns. Our commercial vehicle accident workers’ compensation lawyers are available evenings and weekends to visit with you at your home, office, the hospital, or rehab center.
Lost time can mean lost compensation. Our neighbors in Lancaster, PA can contact our legal team in various ways:
WORK/BODILY INJURY CLAIM SETTLEMENT
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CLAIM SETTLEMENT
PERSONAL INJURY RECOVERY
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT AWARD
AUTO ACCIDENT RECOVERY
CAR ACCIDENT AWARD
SLIP AND FALL SETTLEMENT
WORK-RELATED INJURY SETTLEMENT
BUS ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT
DOG BITE AWARD
COMMERCIAL BUS ACCIDENT RECOVERY
COMMERCIAL TRUCK CRASH RECOVERY
WORKERS’ COMP AWARD
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