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Bucks County Truck Accident Lawyer

Out of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, Bucks County ranks fourth in reported traffic crashes and traffic-related fatalities. Unfortunately, many of these crashes involve heavy trucks that cause serious damage. If you or a loved one has been injured in a commercial truck crash, our Bucks County truck accident lawyers can help. Contact Cordisco & Saile LLC to learn how we can help you pursue a truck accident lawsuit in Pennsylvania.

This page has been written and edited by a team of experienced legal writers . This page was approved by Managing Partner, Michael Saile who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

This page has been written and edited by a team of experienced legal writers . This page was approved by Managing Partner, Michael Saile who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

Because of the weight and size of large commercial trucks and tractor-trailers, traffic collisions with these vehicles can change your life in an instant. You could be left with painful injuries, expensive medical bills, and emotional struggles as you face a long recovery period. However, you may be entitled to compensation if another person’s negligence caused the crash.

If you have been involved in an accident with a semi-truck, tractor-trailer, or another large commercial vehicle, work with a Bucks County truck accident lawyer from Cordisco & Saile LLC. We can file a legal claim against the driver, trucking company, vehicle manufacturer, or materials company and will fight to get you fair compensation. Schedule your free consultation to learn more.

Key Takeaways

Why Choose Our Trusted Bucks County Truck Accident Attorneys to Fight for You

At Cordisco & Saile LLC, our motto is “People come first.” Our award-winning Bucks County semi-truck accident lawyers provide compassionate support and dedicated legal advocacy to help injured victims and their families seek justice. We represent clients like they are our own family. We will go the distance for you in court, too.

With over 30 years of experience in personal injury law in Pennsylvania, we know the tactics insurance companies use to pay less than you deserve. Our team has the skills to stand up to unfair insurance companies and demand the maximum compensation for your damages. When you work with our Bucks County trucking accident lawyers, insurance companies know you mean business.

We do not take lightly the trust our clients put in us. We use every resource at our disposal to protect your rights and get you back on your feet. 

You don’t have to just take it from us. Many satisfied clients have praised our firm in testimonials, such as the following:

I highly recommend Cordisco & Saile LLC without any hesitation. Mike and his team go above and beyond working with us. Their professionalism, honesty and knowledge and expertise put at ease knowing were in good hands. They were always able to be there whenever we had questions or concerns that needed to be addressed.They care for their clients and call to check in from time to time to see how you are doing.

 

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and see how we can assist with your Bucks County truck accident claim. We also have attorneys throughout Pennsylvania who are ready to help.

Why are truck accidents different from other motor vehicle accidents?

Generally, commercial truck collisions cause more extensive damages, including catastrophic injuries with permanent or deadly consequences. A fully loaded semi-truck can weigh 80,000 pounds or more, making it difficult to slow down or maneuver to avoid road hazards. When traveling at high speeds, these heavy trucks can wreak havoc on smaller vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, or pedestrians.

Additionally, a commercial vehicle accident lawsuit is often more complex than your standard car accident case. You have to deal with big trucking and insurance companies and other parties who may try to put the blame on you or pressure you to accept a lower settlement. Working with a Bucks County tractor-trailer accident lawyer who understands truck accident litigation will level the playing field and protect you from unfair treatment.

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Who is liable for damages in a truck accident case?

Along with negligent truck drivers, other individuals or companies could be at fault for your truck crash and liable for damages. Examples of possible liable parties include:

  • Trucking companies
  • Vehicle manufacturers
  • Maintenance companies
  • Cargo loading companies
  • Government agencies responsible for road conditions

For example, a freight company that overloaded a truck involved in a crash can be held accountable for its part in the accident. Likewise, a trucking company that demands a driver continue driving past their maximum number of allowable hours is liable for injuries sustained by the driver or others on the road if an accident occurs.

Drivers and trucking companies share the responsibility for the safe operation of commercial vehicles. If you or a family member has been seriously injured due to a trucking accident in BristolDoylestown, Quakertown, or the surrounding areas, speak with a Bucks County truck accident attorney. They can determine whether you’re eligible to file a personal injury claim, identify the liable parties, and explain your legal options.

Types of Truck Accident Compensation

If you were injured in a truck crash, you may be eligible to take legal action and recover the following damages:

Economic Damages

Economic damages are financial losses you sustain from the truck accident. Our team will carefully identify your qualifying economic damages and claim the full value available to you. Your economic damages may include the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Cost of future medical care
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings capacity

Non-Economic Damages

After a truck accident, you could suffer so much more than economic losses. You may be dealing with painful injuries, stress, worry, and other non-monetary struggles. Our team will help you claim those damages, including the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Punitive Damages

In some cases, a court may award punitive damages when it determines that an accident resulted from reckless or intentional behavior. Punitive damages are used to punish misconduct and deter similar conduct in the future.

Additionally, the estates of those killed in truck accidents may bring wrongful death suits in Bucks County on behalf of surviving family members. Damages recoverable in a wrongful death claim include funeral and burial income, loss of the deceased’s income, loss of companionship and support, and more.

Speak with our Bucks County commercial vehicle accident lawyers to see if you qualify to bring a legal claim. We can evaluate your damages to determine what your case may be worth.

Semi-Trucks, Delivery Trucks, and Others Commonly Involved in Trucking Accidents

What types of trucks can be involved in an accident? Truck accidents in Bucks County often involve commercial trucks, delivery trucks, semi-trucks or big rigs, and other service vehicles. Common trucks involved in truck crashes include the following:

  • Garbage trucks
  • Flatbed trucks
  • Tow trucks
  • Tanker trucks
  • FedEx delivery trucks
  • UPS delivery trucks
  • Dump trucks

Contact Cordisco & Saile LLC to schedule a free consultation with a Bucks County semi-truck accident lawyer, Bucks County commercial vehicle accident lawyer, or other truck crash attorney who can guide you through your next steps.

What are the causes of truck accidents?

Many factors contribute to the high rates of commercial truck accidents in the United States, including the following:

  1. Blind spots: Areas that a driver can’t see using their mirrors are called blind spots. The length and size of a commercial vehicle increase the area that a driver can’t see while behind the wheel. Smaller cars can become trapped in a truck’s blind spot with deadly results.
  2. Improper loading: Unbalanced, overloaded, or overweight commercial vehicles put other drivers on the road at significant risk. Freight can cause a truck to tip as the cargo shifts during transport. Additionally, trucks that carry hazardous materials risk spilling their contents onto roadways, creating a dangerous driving situation for other motorists.
  3. Rollovers: Trucks have a higher center of gravity than other vehicles, making them more vulnerable to rollover accidents, especially when moving or maneuvering at high speeds. Operating a truck in strong wind gusts can also increase the possibility of a rollover accident.
  4. Distracted drivers: Driver distraction, such as eating, drinking, smoking, or operating a cell phone, is a leading cause of traffic accidents. Because truck drivers work long hours, often in isolation, they may suffer from fatigue, boredom, and loneliness. While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has prohibited the use of hand-held cell phones and other electronic devices, drivers may not comply.
  5. Poor weather conditions: The larger the vehicle, the more difficult it is to maintain control in poor weather conditions. Reduced visibility due to fog, heavy rain, and snow can increase the risk that a driver will be involved in an accident. The weight of a semi-truck or tractor-trailer also prevents these vehicles from stopping quickly on wet or slick pavement, especially on bridges and overpasses in towns like Newtown.
  6. Equipment failure: Dangerous tire blowouts that cause a truck driver to lose control or scatter debris across the roadway, worn brakes, and other mechanical failures may also contribute to truck accidents.

Common Injuries After a Truck Accident

Injuries sustained in accidents involving large commercial vehicles include the following:

These injuries often require long-term hospitalization and months or years of rehabilitative care.

How long do I have to file a truck accident lawsuit?

How long a victim or family member has to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit will depend on the statute of limitations in their particular state. In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations is two years. Consult a Bucks county truck accident lawyer for more detailed information on your area.

- Michael L. Saile, Jr.
Managing Partner

If you’re involved in a trucking accident you should notify a lawyer immediately. It's important that we start our investigation almost from the beginning, because the insurance company or the trucking company sends their own investigators and team to the accident scene to try to gather evidence and reduce their liability.

Get a Free Consultation with a Bucks County Truck Accident Lawyer

You only get one shot to bring your claim, so get it right the first time. Cordisco & Saile LLC has a track record of successful case results demonstrating our commitment to helping our clients and holding the at-fault party responsible for their negligence. We are ready to fight for you.

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident in Bucks County or the surrounding areas, we will take on powerful trucking companies and their insurers to fight for the compensation you deserve.

We also service the surrounding areas. If you need a personal injury attorney in Philadelphia, a personal injury lawyer in Bethlehem, or a Quakertown injury lawyercontact our team now. We can help you protect your family and livelihood and get back to your life.

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