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Dump Truck Accident Lawyer in Pennsylvania

Dump truck accidents can cause severe injuries such as paralysis, burns, and traumatic brain injuries. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a dump truck accident, contact Cordisco & Saile LLC’s Pennsylvania knowledgeable dump truck accident lawyers. Our attorneys in Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia, and the Lehigh Valley will thoroughly analyze your case and help you get justice and maximum compensation.

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.

With the constant construction happening in Greater Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley, dump trucks are a common sight on area roads. These trucks primarily transport loose materials such as sand, demolition waste, and gravel to and from construction sites. Given their sheer size and weight, they pose a significant hazard to other drivers. An accident involving a dump truck can result in life-altering injuries and significant financial burdens.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a dump truck accident, call Cordisco & Saile LLC’s truck accident law firm in Philadelphia, Bucks County, Montgomery County, Lehigh Valley, and beyond. Our tenacious dump truck accident lawyers in Pennsylvania can calculate the damages you deserve, help you file an insurance claim, and, if needed, fight for your rights in court.

Why Choose Cordisco & Saile?

For 30 years, Cordisco & Saile LLC’s Pennsylvania truck accident attorneys have fought for the rights of injured individuals. 

There are many reasons to choose Cordisco & Saile LLC when you are injured in a dump truck accident in Pennsylvania. When you turn to us for legal help, you’ll get the following benefits:

  • We are experienced and nationally recognized. Our lawyers have won many awards. For instance, the co-founder of our firm, John F. Cordisco, has received many honors for his work, including recognition by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and inclusion on the American Trial Lawyers Association’s list of “Top 100 Lawyers.” He also has an excellent rating on Avvo.
  • We’ll build the strongest case possible. Our lawyers will investigate thoroughly, identify all the responsible parties, gather evidence like photos and videos of your injuries and the accident scene, and build a compelling case to show the other parties’ responsibility for the accident.
  • We’ll calculate the damages you are owed. There is no average settlement amount for truck accidents since each case is unique. However, our team of lawyers can evaluate your situation and determine the total amount of damages you may be entitled to receive. This calculation includes objective economic damages, such as medical expenses and lost wages, and subjective non-economic damages, such as loss of quality of life and pain and suffering.
  • We’ll file your paperwork to meet all deadlines. If you do not file your paperwork according to Pennsylvania deadlines, you will likely lose the chance to receive compensation for your dump truck accident. For example, you have two years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit. Our law firm will file your paperwork on time.
  • We’ll negotiate for maximum compensation with your insurer. Insurers may pressure you to accept a low settlement offer for your truck accident injury claim. We can negotiate with the insurer to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your losses. Learn more about settling your truck accident claim with the team at Cordisco & Saile LLC.
  • We’ll fight for your rights in court. If the opposing side refuses to settle for an appropriate amount, we can take your case to court by filing a dump truck accident lawsuit. If you win, you will likely receive a larger payout than you would through a settlement. However, if you lose, you may receive nothing. Talk to our lawyers to see if going to court is a good choice for your case.

But you don’t have to take our word for it. Read testimonials from our clients to see how we have helped them.

What Our Clients Say

Here’s what a satisfied client recently had to say about the quality of our representation:

When I was injured, my family reached out to Cordisco & Saille. From the first moment, I knew I had nothing to worry about and felt comfortable leaving everything in their hands. I was informed every step of the way of the ongoing progress and game plan of the process. I highly recommend them if you want the comfort of knowing things are taken care of.
– Nicholas H.
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Our Truck Accident Results

Cordisco & Saile LLC’s Pennsylvania dump truck accident lawyers have obtained impressive case results for our injured clients. Some highlights of settlements and verdicts we have recovered for those injured in truck accidents include the following:

  • $2.47 million settlement for a Bristol man seriously injured when an armored car rear-ended him
  • $10 million settlement for a local first responder struck by a tractor-trailer 
  • $1.075 million settlement for a pedestrian struck and injured by a transit van

Book a free consultation to learn more about results and what we can do for you. We serve injured people and their families in Bucks County, Montgomery County, the Lehigh Valley, and across Pennsylvania.

How To Deal with Insurance Companies

If you are a victim of a dump truck accident in Pennsylvania, you will likely need to deal with insurance companies. Let your lawyer handle this, and take the time to focus on recovering from your injuries.

The insurance adjuster may seem friendly and willing to help you. However, don’t be fooled by this. Insurance companies are motivated by their bottom line. The insurance company will likely pressure you to accept a low-ball settlement offer. Never accept an offer without first discussing it with your lawyer. You should also limit communication with the insurance company. Otherwise, the insurance company may take your words out of context to deny or reduce your settlement claim.

Besides helping you determine whether to accept a settlement offer, your Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer will handle all communications with the insurance company so you can focus on recovery. Your attorney will use their negotiation skills to secure maximum compensation for your losses.

Causes of Dump Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania

Dump truck accidents happen in Pennsylvania for numerous reasons. Some of the most common causes include the following:

  • Weather: Certain weather conditions can contribute to dump truck accidents, such as ice and snow in the winter, leaves and fog in the fall, and heavy rain, flooding, and wind in the spring and summer. Drivers sometimes fail to drive with due care under these conditions, leading to accidents.
  • Tipping due to overloading: Dump truck drivers and loaders must follow weight limitations. Failing to do so can make it hard for the driver to steer or brake.
  • Flying materials: Dump truck accidents may happen when materials and debris fall out of the truck. This can happen when loads are not properly secured. 
  • Uneven roads: Dump truck accidents may occur due to poorly maintained or unevenly paved roads. If this contributed to your accident, you may be eligible to seek damages from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation or another government entity responsible for ensuring road safety.
  • Poor maintenance of the truck: A dump truck accident may happen when brakes fail, tires blow, or the engine dies. These can be the result of an old or improperly maintained vehicle. 
  • Driver fatigue: If a dump truck driver does not get enough sleep, overextends their work hours, or performs strenuous activities, their performance decreases, and they have a higher chance of causing an accident. 
  • Speeding: Speeding is another major cause of commercial truck accidents. In 2022 alone, there were 26,772 speeding-related motor vehicle accidents in Pennsylvania, causing 437 fatalities.
  • Aggressive driving: Tailgating, speeding, and failing to use a turn signal when switching lanes can create dangerous road conditions and increase the chance of dump truck accidents.

Dump Truck Accidents FAQs

A range of parties may be liable for a dump truck accident:

  • Dump truck drivers have a legal duty to operate their vehicles and follow traffic laws. As such, they can be liable if they fail to fulfill this duty.
  • Dump truck owners, including the trucking business and the construction company, may be liable if they fail to maintain the dump truck properly before putting it on the road. They may also be responsible if they hire a driver with a history of driving under the influence or reckless driving.
  • Cargo loaders may be liable if they do not ensure the dump truck is loaded correctly and within the weight limits. 
  • Third parties, such as the city and road maintenance contractors, may be liable if they fail to fix road hazards and warning signs. 

Talk to a Philadelphia truck accident lawyer at Cordisco & Saile LLC to discuss who may be liable for your dump truck accident.

Yes, dump trucks follow the same regulations as commercial trucks. These regulations ensure the safety of the driver, the public, and the vehicle, covering aspects such as driver licensing, vehicle maintenance, and service hours.

A dump truck accident lawyer can calculate the settlement amount you deserve, perform legal research, build a strong case, negotiate with the opposing side, and represent you in court if the other party refuses to settle for an appropriate amount.

Contact the Cordisco & Saile LLC legal team to learn how a Pennsylvania dump truck lawyer can help you.

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