A truck accident can be one of the most stressful things you ever endure. In an instant, it can change your entire life. Every car accident carries the potential for serious injury, but when the other car is an eighteen-wheeler, the risk is much greater. Tractor-trailers are much bigger, heavier, and more destructive than any traditional vehicle. Thus, victims of truck accidents often suffer debilitating, life-changing injuries, including brain trauma, spinal injuries, broken bones, and more.
If you suffered an injury in a truck accident, you need the top personal injury attorneys at Cordisco & Saile LLC to fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Trucking companies and their insurers have substantial financial resources and can afford highly paid legal teams to protect their rights. They often try to find ways to avoid paying accident victims like you or they may try to offer you a lower settlement than you deserve.
You need a skilled and experienced truck accident lawyer in Bristol looking out for you. We know how to face big corporations and insurance companies and we fight for your rights with compassion and conviction. We take the outcome of your case as personally as we would for someone in our own family. No one will fight more relentlessly to get you the money you deserve.
We invite you to come in for a free consultation to meet our attorneys and get to know us. We will answer all your questions, discuss the specifics of your case, and offer free advice on how to proceed. If you decide to move forward, we will begin working on your case immediately. This includes identifying all responsible parties and beginning the process of gathering evidence. Come join our family and let us show you what our skilled attorneys can do for you. For a free consultation, call 215-642-2335.
Our Skilled Attorneys Identify All Responsible Parties and Pursue Them for Maximum Compensation.
Truck accident cases tend to be much more detailed and complex than typical vehicle collisions. For one thing, the damage and severity of injuries are often much greater. Moreover, truck accidents have the potential to involve more responsible parties. Rather than one or more drivers sharing sole liability, you also have the trucking company to deal with. Pursuing compensation from a big company is much different from seeking damages from an individual.
The parties that could bear liability for your truck accident include the following.
The Truck Driver May Be Held Responsible
The police report made after the accident is the first piece of evidence we look at it, as it often lists the truck driver as the at-fault party. That said, even if the police assign fault to you, it does not necessarily disqualify you from pursuing compensation from others.
The truck driver might bear responsibility for your injuries if evidence exists of any of the following:
- Reckless driving;
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
- Distracted driving, including texting behind the wheel;
- Running a red light or stop sign or failing to yield right of way;
- Following too closely; or
- Improper lane change.
Truck drivers must also follow unique regulations that limit the number of consecutive hours they can drive and mandate the rest they must get between driving intervals. They must keep a log book of what hours they drive, what hours they rest, as well as other information like truck maintenance. If we find inaccurate or missing information in the driver's log book, we can use it as evidence of negligent behavior.
The Trucking Company May Be Held Responsible
The law assigns vicarious liability to trucking companies for the actions of their drivers. That means even though the company itself was not behind the wheel to cause your accident, we can pursue them for damages based on the evidence we have of driver negligence.
This is beneficial to you because trucking companies are much larger and tend to have much greater financial resources than individual drivers. Our attorneys know how to negotiate with trucking companies—and, perhaps more importantly, their insurers—to make sure you get the most compensation for which you are eligible.
The Shipping Company May Be Held Responsible
The shipping company is the entity in charge of the freight on the truck. In certain situations, they can bear liability, too. Like trucking companies, shippers tend to be large and with substantial financial resources.
The Manufacturer May Be Held Responsible
If a defect with the truck or your vehicle caused or contributed to the accident, we can also pursue the manufacturer of the defective product for damages.
You Are Eligible for Many Forms of Compensation. We Make Sure You Get All of It.
You are eligible for several forms of compensation for your injuries and property damages. We make sure you get all of them.
Compensation for Medical Bills
We pursue compensation for both your current and expected future medical bills, including emergency room visits, hospital stays, doctor visits, prescription drugs, rehabilitation, and medical devices.
Compensation for Lost Wages and Earning Capacity
We make sure the responsible party makes up for your lost income if you are unable to work while recovering from your injury. Also, we pursue compensation if the nature of your injury reduces your capacity to earn a living in the future.
Compensation for Property Damage
If the crash damaged or destroyed your vehicle, the responsible party has the burden to fix or replace it. We make sure you receive compensation for the total cost of fixing your vehicle or, in the case of a total loss, the full price of a comparable replacement.
Compensation for Pain and Suffering
Truck accidents often cause serious injuries. With major injuries come lots of pain and suffering. You deserve compensation for what you are going through and could continue to go through for weeks and months to come. Pain and suffering are difficult to quantify, which is why the skill and tenacity of your attorney matter. Count on us to relentlessly pursue the compensation you deserve.
Our attorneys welcome you into our office for a free consultation to have all your questions answered. We look forward to working for you. Call Cordisco & Saile LLC at 215-642-2335 for an appointment.
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"Thank you Attorney Cordisco, Meryl and Barb for going above and beyond to get results that far exceeded what I thought I would recover from my accident. You were always courteous, professional, responsible and easy to talk and understand and keeping in touch with me throughout the process. I highly recommend Cordisco and Saile law office for your future needs."
Call 215-642-2335 Cordisco & Saile: Skilled Truck Accident Lawyer in Bristol, PA.
If you have been in an truck accident in Bucks County and need legal representation, Cordisco & Saile LLC can help. Contact our car accident lawyers in Bucks County, PA to set up a consultation to review case details and options you have for recovering compensation.