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I Was Run Off the Road by a Tractor-Trailer. What Now?

The Law & You
February 22, 2018

The Law and You

I Was Run Off the Road by a Tractor-Trailer. What Now?

Pennsylvania truck accident lawyers Greg Fellerman and Molly Clark answer a viewer’s concerns about a recent truck accident. The viewer was run off the road by a tractor-trailer. Although the truck never hit the car, the viewer’s vehicle was run off the road and totaled. What can be done?

Dave Kuharchik: We’re talking this evening about a tractor-trailer incident. It is “The Law & You.” Joining us tonight are attorneys Greg Fellerman and Molly Clark, who is here for Ed. Good to see you both tonight.

Molly Clark: Good to see you.

Dave: Here’ a scenario involving a tractor-trailer. We’ve heard of crashes before, not quite a crash from Chris in Pittston. He says, “I was run off the road by a tractor-trailer. He never hit my vehicle but did cause me to crash into the guardrail and total my vehicle. I have been having terrible neck and back pain since the crash. The truck driver blamed me for the crash. What can I do?” Molly, it almost seems like Chris is being bullied here.

Molly: It almost does seem like he’s being bullied. The first thing you need to do is take a good look at the police report and contact a lawyer. Lots of times, this happens and truck drivers will say they had nothing to do with it. If it’s pretty close to the crash, there could be some investigative work that could be done. We could send a private investigator out and look for skid marks, do some type of accident reconstruction, take some photos and see exactly what did happen. The fact that your vehicle was totaled and that your having some injuries and it wasn’t your fault, you have a claim. You’re going to need a lawyer to help you with that because there’s a lot of work to do and it’s not that easy to do on your own.

Greg Fellerman: It’s not the first time we’ve heard the tractor-trailer driver say it wasn’t his fault, and we have proven them wrong. It happens all the time. Don’t buy into that. If you believe you did nothing wrong and that this truck driver or any other driver is at fault, you’ve got to – you have to- pursue a claim; Especially if you’re injured. You have two years on a stature of limitation to do something. If you don’t act on it, you’re not going to be able to make a recovery, which you’re entitled to under the law. Sometimes, some people feel bad about it. Look, you’re hurt, you’re going to have medical bills, you’re going to lose money, you could have permanent physical problems. Don’t wait. Pick up the phone and call.

Dave: And that call is easy, you could also head to the web to find out more as well. Don’t forget, results matter with attorneys Greg Fellerman and Molly Clark tonight. We’ll see you next time.

Greg: Thank you.

Molly: Thanks.

Dave: and “The Law & You” hotline are there for you.

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