Tractor trailers are massive, and here are a few facts about them you may find interesting: 1) their engines are 6X larger, in size and weight, than a car’s engine 2) they weigh 80,000 pounds compared to a car that weighs about 5,000 pounds 3) the length of time needed for a tractor trailer to come to a complete stop is 40X greater than that of a car and 4) according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, about 500,000 trucking accidents happen every year in the US.
Being involved in a tractor-trailer accident can be devastating. These trucks’ sheer size and weight can cause unfathomable damage to smaller vehicles including SUVs, cars, motorcycles, and pick-up trucks. Along with vehicular damage, comes the catastrophic injuries drivers and passengers can suffer, which can change their lives forever. Were you or other family members injured in a tractor trailer accident? Was there a tragic death involved? Georgelis Injury Law Firm is here to help guide you through the details that feel so complex and overwhelming.
Determining liability can become a long, drawn-out process in a tractor-trailer accident. There are many layers to a truck accident claim that need thoroughly explored—they include, but are not limited to, the driver’s work history and driver record; the truck company’s hiring methods and practices; the tractor-trailer business’ safety manuals and practices; the truck company’s oversight and supervision of its tractor-trailer drivers; and the truck company’s accident investigation protocols. The bottom line remains – you need a highly-experienced and compassionate tractor-trailer law firm on your side from the very start!
Having to deal with an accident of this magnitude can be horrific on its own but dealing with the insurance companies involved presents a whole new challenge for accident victims seeking justice. A tractor-trailer law firm understands the ways insurance companies operate to ensure they are minimizing their losses…and for this reason, we are here for you as your staunch legal ally. It is critical for you to know insurance companies will fiercely attempt to guard their financial assets and make every attempt to minimize what a claimant rightfully deserves.
Georgelis Injury Law Firm fights for the rights of accident victims in Lancaster County who deserve every penny of financial compensation they are entitled to. Is your tractor-trailer injury life altering? Will you be unable to return to your previous job? Do you now suffer from PTSD or depression? Your injuries may affect your life physically, psychologically, relationally, and socially. As an experienced law firm that focuses its practice on tractor-trailer accidents, we know you want justice and closure as quickly as possible. Call our legal team, immediately, at 1-800-HELP-NOW.
Insurance Companies – and What You Need to Know!
Our Lancaster County clients seek real results in their favor, and with our industry-recognized, award-winning law firm, real results are what they get! Our attorneys investigate every detail involved in tractor-trailer accidents and we utilize all possible resources to maximize our clients’ recoveries. Our legal team is all too familiar with the tactics used by employers and insurance companies who place profit over people. As these entities voraciously guard their financial assets, it is the accident victims who become cheated out of monetary compensations they wholly deserve!
By diminishing, delaying, or fully denying claims, financial recoveries never reach many plaintiffs’ pockets. Insurance companies use their knowledge of the nuances and subtleties of Pennsylvania’s Motor Vehicle Code and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, timelines, recorded statements, and more to ensure they are protecting themselves –the good news is, our law firm is alert to every trick of the trade. We will not allow our Lancaster County clients to be duped, cheated, or bamboozled by those within the insurance industry!
At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, we have your back as we, meticulously, prepare for your case. We do not accept settlement offers unless they fully compensate our clients and their families for injuries and losses.
Coveted Recognition Means Something
Georgelis Injury Law Firm’s unsurpassed skill and experience serves as our foundational strength. Attorney Tony Georgelis has been recognized as a top trial attorney by some of America’s most prominent legal societies, including 1) National Trial Lawyers 2) Million Dollar Advocates Forum 3) Distinguished Judicial Advocates 4) Super Lawyers and 5) the National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top 1%.
Georgelis Law’s knowledge of legal intricacies regarding accidents, of all types, translates into Lancaster County benefiting from a law firm that is unequaled in its capacity to bring justice to the forefront!
Our Victories Are Our Clients’ Victories
From a $1,250,000 motorcycle accident award to a $1.35 million in bus accident recoveries to a $300,000 dog-bite award to a $1,400,000 motor vehicle – commercial vehicle accident settlement to a $1.6 million recovery involving a drowning to a $1.5 million truck accident case resolution, our skill and our strategies mean our Lancaster County clients can count on justice to be served!
Our victories reflect more than 100 jury trials and thousands of hearings and other judicial proceedings. Our law firm has earned more than $60,000,000 in recoveries for Lancaster County’s injured workers and accident victims. Be assured that our tractor-trailer attorneys will work just as hard for you!
Don’t Settle for Less – Demand the Best
Georgelis Law has 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 trial lawyers are credited with over 99% of cases, won! We promise to put your mind at ease during this challenging time as we fight for the financial compensation you rightfully deserve!
Our law firm’s attorneys, paralegals, and other professionals are passionate about serving the needs of Lancaster County patrons with the utmost precision and professionalism. We are honored to share our 150 5-star Google reviews authored by previous and current clients.
Know, also, that our Lancaster County, PA clients do not have any out-of-pocket expenses. We receive a fee only through successful recoveries!
The Many Scenarios of Tractor-Trailer Mishaps
Tractor-Trailer Accidents and Other Vehicles
When an accident takes place that involves a semi-truck/big-rig/5-wheeler, you can count on the insurance company, immediately, figuring how it will limit what it will pay you. Whether your car, SUV, motorcycle, or pick-up truck was hit by a tractor trailer, our accident attorneys will utilize their commanding knowledge of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations as they, powerfully and persuasively, present your case. Our accident attorneys will also include any possible ‘black box’ evidence from the vehicle that could dramatically benefit your case!
Tractor-Trailer Accidents and Bicycles & Motorcycles
Were you on a bicycle or motorcycle when a large truck hit you? If so, you need to call our law firm right away. Tractor-trailer accidents can involve speeding, faulty road conditions, or a semi losing control and veering into a designated bicycle lane – the scenarios are many.
The real issue is making sure you receive the monetary recoveries you are due! Fighting for the rights of Lancaster County clients is our business – give us a call!
Tractor-Trailer Accidents and Pedestrians
People walking or jogging through crosswalks, standing on street corners, or strolling on sidewalks can be, very easily, struck by any type of vehicle.
If you were injured as a pedestrian by a tractor trailer, the at-fault driver must be held accountable. Additionally, the resistant insurance company or companies must be dealt with, forcefully, to ensure your financial recoveries are maximized.
Be aware, however, that the Pennsylvania statute-of-limitations dictates the amount of time you can legally file a claim to receive compensation for loss of income, medical bills, compromised lifestyle, and more. Give our team a call to discuss your situation!
Tractor-Trailer Accidents and Distracted Drivers
Distracting driving can take on many forms of carelessness, especially as it applies to mobile-phone usage while behind the wheel. If the driver of a tractor trailer was using a mobile phone just before the accident occurred, we will uncover the evidence! We can utilize data from mobile phone records to reveal information that could, greatly, promote the defense of your case.
If the tractor trailer was equipped with a ‘black box’, it’s recorded data could reveal a host of details that could prove negligence on the part of the truck driver or the company that owns the truck – such as maintenance or repairs that were never performed and other critical information.
Contact Georgelis Injury Law Firm, Today!
Lost time can result in lost compensation – contact our law firm, without hesitation! Our Lancaster County neighbors can connect with our legal team in a variety of ways:
Our accident attorneys are available evenings and weekends to visit with you at your home, office, hospital, or rehab center.
COVID-19 Won’t Stop Us!
Even though COVID-19 will be with us for a while, Georgelis Injury Law Firm remains resolute with meeting the legal needs of residents of Lancaster County! Extra safety measures have been implemented – our continued pursuit of justice will not be compromised. COVID-19 may be relentless, but so are we! Georgelis Law is here for you!
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