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Pennsylvania Truck Accident Lawyer

Sharing the road with big rig trucks can be intimidating. Unfortunately, this fear has become a reality for many drivers. Serious truck accidents in Bucks County, Philadelphia, or Lehigh Valley leave victims with painful injuries and financial struggles that make it difficult to get back on their feet. If you were injured in a Pennsylvania truck crash, a skilled Pennsylvania truck accident lawyer with Cordisco & Saile LLC can help you pursue justice.

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.

Big tractor-trailer trucks and commercial 18-wheelers are massive vehicles that can do significant damage when something goes wrong on the road. In 2021 alone, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 5,788 fatal crashes involving large trucks in the United States, a 17 percent increase from the previous year. There were also an estimated 154,993 injuries connected to truck accidents and 523,796 police-reported truck crashes in 2021.

If you or someone you love was injured in a truck accident, a Pennsylvania truck accident lawyer with Cordisco & Saile LLC can fight for your rights and the maximum compensation for your losses. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation with our team to see how we can help you seek justice.

Why Choose Our Award-Winning Team in Pennsylvania

When you need a trusted legal team in Pennsylvania to handle your truck accident claim, Cordisco & Saile LLC has decades of experience and a proven record of successful cases that reflect our passion and dedication. When you work with our award-winning team, we provide:

  • Legal guidance and professional advice to help you understand your rights and options
  • Access to resources offering the care and support your family needs
  • A full investigation of the accident to determine fault and negligence
  • Careful collection of essential evidence to build a strong case
  • Evaluation of your damages and how much your case is worth
  • Aggressive negotiations with the insurance companies who are trying to minimize your injuries and suffering
  • Experienced court representation if we need to take your case to trial and fight for fair compensation

Many truck accident victims suffer severe injuries and financial losses that can significantly impact their lives. Don’t let the insurance companies pressure you to accept less than you deserve. Contact our Pennsylvania truck accident attorneys to see how we can help you fight against unfair insurance adjusters and pursue the full amount for your damages.


Our team of skilled attorneys is committed to helping clients and their families get the help they need after an accident. This means we’re with you every step of the way to ensure you make the most informed decisions for your case. Here’s what a recent client has to say about working with Cordisco & Saile LLC:

"Mr. Saile and his team worked diligently on my case which ultimately led to a successful settlement. My case met some time sensitive challenges along the way. Mr. Saile and his staff met every challenge. The entire team communicated with me regularly and promptly answered any questions that I had throughout the process. Mr. Saile and his team are kind-hearted and trustworthy individuals who have compassion for their clients and a passion for their job. I highly recommend Cordisco & Saile, LLC."

Common Causes of Tractor-Trailer Accidents

In Pennsylvania, 2022 had the most fatal crashes involving heavy trucks within the last five years. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation also shared that about 8,223 heavy trucks were involved in vehicle crashes in 2022. Several things can contribute to a truck accident, including:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Driver fatigue
  • Speeding or other driving errors
  • Unsecured loads
  • Improperly loaded trailers
  • Undertrained or unqualified drivers
  • Maintenance failure
  • Defective parts or equipment

Because a trucking company employs drivers, the injured party may be able to hold the employer liable under the doctrine of vicarious liability. This doctrine provides that an employer may be responsible for damages resulting from an employee’s actions. If the crash was caused by a defective part or poorly secured cargo, the injured party could target the manufacturer, servicer of the truck, the shipping company, or other liable parties to recover damages.

Injuries Resulting From Tractor-Trailer Accidents

Due to the sheer size of tractor-trailers compared to passenger cars, injuries resulting from a collision can be catastrophic. Common injuries resulting from tractor-trailer accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Lacerations and abrasions
  • Broken bones
  • Muscle sprains and strains
  • Neck and spine injuries,
  • Puncture wounds
  • Amputations
  • Burn injuries

If you were hurt in a truck crash, schedule a free case evaluation with our Pennsylvania or New Jersey truck accident attorneys to see if you qualify to bring a legal compensation claim and what your case may be worth.

- Michael L. Saile, Jr.
Managing Partner

So people are injured in truck accidents typically the same as a car accident but worse. We're dealing with an 80,000 lb truck going down the road, colliding with usually a small passenger vehicle. Everything is amplified. The crash is stronger. The forces are stronger. There's broken bones. There's traumatic brain injury. There's damaged spines. Everything that you have in a car accident but worse.

Damages Available for Truck Accident Victims in Pennsylvania

Big rig accidents can cause serious consequences that leave victims and their families with financial and emotional hardships. However, you may qualify to recover damages if your accident resulted from another party’s negligence, careless actions, or recklessness. After a truck accident in Pennsylvania, injured parties can claim compensation for the following damages:

  • Current medical bills
  • Future cost of medical care
  • Costs associated with temporary or permanent disabilities
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Other losses resulting from the crash

If the tractor-trailer or dump truck accident results in a fatality, our caring Pennsylvania attorneys will help your family initiate a wrongful death lawsuit. Together, we can recover compensation for medical bills incurred before death and money to cover funeral and burial costs. Financial compensation may also be awarded for hardships caused by your loss of support and companionship.

How Much Is My Truck Accident Case Worth?

The value of your truck accident claim will depend on several factors, including the severity of your injuries and the extent of your damages. If you sustain minor cuts and bruises and minimal property damage to your car, your total expenses will be less than somebody who suffered catastrophic injuries and life-changing disabilities. Because of this, the average truck accident settlement varies from case to case.

The total worth of your case will incorporate crucial elements to reach an accurate calculation of damages, such as:

  • Type and severity of your injury
  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Current and future lost income
  • Pain and suffering caused by the accident 

Our semi-truck accident lawyers in Pennsylvania will work to identify and fully value your damages to ensure you claim the maximum amount available for your losses. In general, truck accident settlements can be significant because of the extensive damages caused by the crash. 

Our Pennsylvania Truck Accident From Cordisco & Saile Can Help

Cordisco & Saile LLC provides the best legal representation to clients injured in a truck crash in Pennsylvania. Because there is a limited time to take legal action and claim compensation for your losses, it’s vital to contact a skilled truck accident law firm in Pennsylvania that can guide you through the process.

Our Pennsylvania truck accident attorneys can help you get your life back on track after a devastating crash. Our team will be with you every step of the way to ensure you are treated fairly by the insurance companies and all parties involved. We will fight for your rights and advocate for your family as we pursue justice.

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