Penske Logistics Truck Accident Lawyer

Penske Logistics is part of the larger Penske Corporation, Inc., an American Transportation Service Company based out of Michigan. Founded in 1969, Roger Penske is currently the chairman of the privately held company. The Penske Corporation provides many different transportation services, including warehousing, distribution, and supply chain management. They also offer logistics services through Penske Logistics.

Penske Logistics also creates carrier partnerships with other transportation companies to transport customers Freight effectively, both domestically and internationally. Penske Logistics is mainly an LTL company, providing less-than-truckload services. They deliver mixed freight containing different products, goods, and materials, to different locations.

Penske Truck Accidents

All commercial trucking companies, including Penske Logistics, must maintain a very tight schedule to ensure that their deliveries are completed as promised. Unfortunately, this means that their truck drivers feel significant pressure to meet their deadlines on time. This increased demand could motivate a truck driver to forgo taking breaks to complete jobs more quickly. Anytime truck drivers operate large commercial vehicles while fatigued, they increase the likelihood of causing an accident, jeopardizing their safety and the safety of everyone else on the road.

Why You Need a Lawyer

If you or your loved one have been seriously injured in a traffic accident involving a Penske Logistics truck, it is crucial that you discuss your case with a lawyer as soon as possible. The largest trucking companies have more assets than most private drivers on the road. They have attorneys, claims adjusters, and investigators. In some cases, they will send investigators to the accident scene and immediately to begin gathering evidence. In other words, companies like Penske have the financial resources and human resources to fight hard to avoid paying claims to victims who deserve them.

Your lawyer will be able to immediately begin negotiating with the insurance company and protect your right to compensation. Victims of truck accidents who work with an attorney have a better chance of recovering a larger settlement or verdict than those who do not hire an attorney. Additionally, your attorney will be able to fight for your rights while you focus on your recovery from your injuries.

Recovering Compensation Through an Insurance Claim

There are two main ways to recover compensation after a truck accident: through an insurance settlement and a lawsuit. Large trucking companies like Penske typically carry significant commercial insurance policies. When a Penske driver’s negligence or recklessness causes your injury, you have a right to submit a claim for compensation under Penske’s insurance policy. However, even if you are certain that the truck driver was at fault and have evidence to prove it, obtaining compensation can be difficult. Insurance companies fight hard to avoid paying out clients.

They may try to ask you to provide a recorded statement after the accident, hoping that you will unintentionally admit fault, or they may try to claim that your injuries were pre-existing and not caused by the truck accident. At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, our personal injury lawyers have previously worked as defense lawyers for insurance companies. They are familiar with all of the strategies and tools insurance companies use to avoid paying out. They are familiar with all of the strategies and tools insurance companies use to avoid paying out claims to victims. At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, we use this unique understanding to advocate aggressively on behalf of our clients. We will negotiate with the insurance company to hold the driver accountable.

Filing a Lawsuit for Compensation After a Penske Logistics Accident

In some cases, filing a personal injury lawsuit is the best course of action. Under North Carolina law, victims of another person's negligence or recklessness have a right to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the person who caused their injury. Successful plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits are entitled to the following types of damages in North Carolina:

  • Compensation for hospital stays, physical therapy, surgeries, and any other current or future medical expenses related to the injury.
  • Lost past, present, and future earnings caused by time spent away from work
  • The cost for rental vehicles while your damaged vehicle is being repaired
  • Property damages, including the loss of your passenger vehicle
  • Compensation for mental anguish and emotional trauma
  • Compensation for your pain and suffering
Discuss Your Case With a Charlotte Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or your loved one have been injured in a truck accident involving a Penske driver, we recommend reaching out to one of our lawyers as soon as possible. Contact Arnold & Smith, PLLC, today to schedule your free initial consultation.

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