An accident involving trucks can lead to a long list of injuries and other damages. If you suffered injuries in a Langhorne, PA, truck accident, a personal injury lawyer from Cordisco & Saile LLC can help you recover damages.
The Cordisco & Saile LLC team proudly serves accident victims in Langhorne and the surrounding region. When our clients suffer injuries in car accidents, we identify the responsible party or parties, collect evidence against them, and pursue them and their insurers for compensation.
We can help you hold the truck driver and trucking company accountable for your injuries. To schedule a free consultation with a member of our team, call 215-642-2335 today.
We Identify the Responsible Parties for Your Truck Accident and Hold Them Liable
A typical truck accident in Pennsylvania can have more than one responsible party. The driver of the truck may not be the only party financially liable for your injuries. The Cordisco & Saile LLC legal team will launch a thorough investigation of your accident. We can identify all responsible parties, including those you may not have considered.
The most common parties who bear liability for a truck accident are:
The Truck Driver
The driver of the truck is the most obvious responsible party. They are the first person we investigate upon taking your case. We can hold them financially liable by uncovering evidence that they violated a traffic law or broke one of the many regulations put on truck drivers.
If the truck driver who caused your accident was doing any of the following at the time of the crash, they may be liable for your injuries:
- Running a red light
- Running a stop sign
- Driving under the influence
- Texting or driving while otherwise distracted
- Following too closely
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Making an improper lane change
While truck drivers must follow all traffic laws that apply to other motorists, they are also bound by an additional set of regulations that applies only to the trucking industry. Specifically, these laws limit the number of consecutive hours a driver may work (hours of service) and mandate the amount of rest they must take between driving intervals.
Drivers must also service their trucks regularly. They are required to keep up with their driving hours and truck maintenance in a log book, which they must update daily.
The Trucking Company
Under Pennsylvania’s vicarious liability law, accident victims may hold employers responsible for damages caused by their on-the-job workers. We may be able to hold not just the truck driver but also the trucking company liable for your injuries.
Pursuing the trucking company for damages offers several benefits. One, compared to individual drivers, trucking companies usually have more significant financial resources. We can thus extract a bigger settlement from them, and they will be much more likely to pay it. Two, trucking companies are often well-insured, carrying millions of dollars in liability coverage.
Other Responsible Parties
Aside from the truck driver and trucking company, a few additional parties may be liable for your crash. If a defective vehicle component contributed to the accident, we can go after the manufacturer for damages. If the road conditions were unreasonably dangerous, or if a traffic signal malfunctioned, we may be able to take action against the local municipality.
To find out more about how a Langhorne, PA, truck accident lawyer from Cordisco & Saile LLC can help you recover damages, call 215-642-2335 today.
Count on the Cordisco & Saile LLC Team to Fight for You After a Truck Accident
The truck accident lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC serve the Langhorne community, aggressively fighting for the rights of accident victims. Why choose us to handle your truck accident case? Here is what we offer:
A Free, No-Risk Case Evaluation
A member of our dedicated staff will review the details of your case and determine what you can do and how we can help. There is no risk or obligation. Before we take your case, we want to be sure we can help, and we want you to hire us with complete confidence.
We consider our clients members of our extended family. The outcome of your case is ours as well. So, we do not collect any up-front or out-of-pocket fees. We get paid only when we recover money for you. There is no financial risk to having us on your side.
Relentless Negotiation and Jury Trial Litigation
Our attorneys have a strong track record in both out-of-court negotiations and jury trials. If the responsible parties and their insurers do not agree to a fair settlement, we do not hesitate to file suit and try your case in front of a jury.
Call 215-642-2335 today to set up a free consultation with a member of our team.
Let Us Help You Recover the Fair Compensation You Deserve
The Cordisco & Saile LLC team tabulates the damages you have incurred from your truck accident and fights for the full sum. Your settlement or award may include compensation for the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional anguish
- Scarring and disfigurement
The Pennsylvania Truck Accident Statute of Limitations
In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations dictates you have two years from the date of your injury to take legal action. Our attorneys can file a quick lawsuit if necessary, to keep the deadline from running out on you. To speak with a member of our team right away, call 215-642-2335.
For a Free Langhorne, PA, Truck Accident Legal Consultation, Call Cordisco & Saile LLC at 215-642-2335
The Cordisco & Saile LLC team is eager to get to work on your truck accident case. We offer a free consultation and never get paid until you do. To speak with a member of our team, call 215-642-2335.