A truck accident can change your life in an instant. With its superior size, weight, and force, a semi-truck is capable of causing significantly greater destruction than a car, truck, or SUV. Truck accident victims often suffer debilitating, potentially life-altering injuries, including brain and spinal trauma, broken bones, and even death.
The accomplished legal team at Cordisco & Saile LLC can fight for your rights and help you win fair compensation after a truck accident. While no amount of money can take the pain away, a robust settlement prevents financial stress from making a bad situation worse—and it can ensure you always receive the continuing medical care you need.
You need a skilled and accomplished truck accident lawyer in Newtown to face off against a trucking company and its insurer. The process presents a much stiffer challenge than pursuing compensation after a traditional car accident, as trucking companies have much greater financial resources and generally employ highly paid teams of legal professionals to avoid liability.
The personal injury team at Cordisco & Saile LLC understands how truck accident claims work. Our attorneys know how to fight and win against trucking companies and insurers.
We offer free consultations to all truck accident victims. We want to meet you, learn about your accident, answer all your questions, and respond to any concerns you might have. Then, if you decide to move forward, we will get to work right away. We will start by identifying all potentially responsible parties in your accident before gathering evidence against them. We will work to build a thorough, compelling case and aggressively pursue fair compensation on your behalf.
We want you to join our family and become the next satisfied client here at Cordisco & Saile LLC. To set up your free consultation, call 215-642-2335.
We Identify the Responsible Parties and Seek Fair Compensation From Them.
In some ways, truck accident claims resemble traditional car accident claims. We must identify the responsible parties, gather evidence, and pursue a case against them. In other ways, truck accidents are very different. For instance, the number of parties potentially bearing liability is greater, the damages are often much more significant, and our opponents usually have more sophisticated legal representation.
The potentially liable parties in your accident include the following.
The Truck Driver
Often, the truck driver is partially or fully at fault in a tractor-trailer accident. If the police report from your crash identifies the truck driver as the at-fault party or lists any citations for traffic violations the driver received, we can pursue him or her for compensation.
The truck driver could be responsible if we find evidence that he or she was doing any of the following:
- Driving under the influence;
- Driving while distracted;
- Driving recklessly or failing to use due care and caution;
- Disregarding a traffic control device, such as a red light, stop sign, or yield sign;
- Following too closely; or
- Making an improper lane change.
We also take a look at the driver’s log book. Truck drivers must keep a record of certain activities, including how many hours they drive, how long they rest between driving shifts, and when they get their trucks serviced. If the driver’s log book is incomplete or inaccurate—or it indicates that the driver violated a regulation—we can use this as evidence in our case.
The Trucking Company
Trucking companies have vicarious liability when their drivers cause accidents on company time. If a driver causes a crash while on the job, we can hold his or her employer responsible.
By pursuing the trucking company in addition to the individual driver, we can often win a larger settlement, as big companies—and their insurers—tend to have greater financial resources than their employees.
The Shipping Company
In certain situations, the shipping company that controls the freight hauled in the truck can also bear liability. Like trucking companies, shippers are often large businesses with vast financial resources. If a shipping company was to blame for your crash, we can pursue a large settlement.
If a defective vehicle component caused or contributed to the accident, the manufacturer of the truck, one of its parts, or of your car might share in the liability.
Our thorough investigation seeks to uncover all responsible parties that might owe you compensation. Then, we pursue them aggressively for every dollar you deserve.
Even if you share fault for the truck crash, you may be able to collect partial damages. Our attorneys can examine the facts of your case to calculate how much compensation you are eligible to receive.
We Pursue Every Form of Compensation for Which You Are Eligible.
Following a truck accident, you could be eligible for several types of damages.
Compensation for Medical Bills
We seek compensation for your current and future hospital bills, doctor appointment copays, prescription costs, medical devices, and more.
Compensation for Lost Wages and Earning Capacity
If you have to miss work as you recover from your injuries—or your injuries reduce your capacity to earn a living—we pursue the responsible party or parties for these losses.
Compensation for Property Damage
The at-fault party or parties are responsible for paying for the damages to your vehicle. They must also compensate you for the value of other personal property, such as electronics or jewelry, damaged or destroyed in the crash.
Compensation for Pain and Suffering
A truck accident can cause devastating injuries that involve a long recovery process and lots of pain. You deserve compensation for your pain and suffering. Our attorneys fight aggressively for it.
We pursue all of the above damages for which you are eligible. In some cases, we might even be able to win punitive damages—additional compensation awarded to punish the at-fault party for malicious or reckless behavior—on your behalf. Call us today to find out how we can help.
Call 215-642-2335 to Speak to the Newtown Truck Accident Lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC.
The accomplished legal team at Cordisco & Saile LLC can help you win fair compensation after a truck accident in Newtown, PA. Let us put our resources and successful track record to work for you. Call us at 215-642-2335 for a free consultation.