Philadelphia Truck Accident Attorney
Truck accidents are devastating to the property and people involved. Truck accident victims may suffer life-threatening injuries or face chronic pain, scarring, and ongoing surgical care.
If you or your loved one was in a serious truck accident and unsure of where to turn for help, call the compassionate and committed attorneys at Wilk Law. Our experienced truck accident attorneys want to help you regain your best possible life while pursuing the parties whose negligence caused your injuries.
Wilk Law can offer advice regarding your next medical and legal steps and even refer you to specialized medical care, if needed. Call us today at (855) 946-3678, or contact us online, for a free truck accident consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only charge fees when we win your claim.
At Wilk Law, our attorneys proudly offer:
- Personalized solutions to victims of truck accident cases;
- A successful litigation and negotiation track record; and
- A drive to win for our clients.
Can a Philadelphia Truck Accident Attorney Help Me Win?
Commercial truck accidents are complex and difficult to settle and litigate. There are large commercial trucking interests and insurance companies behind truck drivers who do not want to accept liability for your injuries and losses.
So while you may be facing financial ruin and utterly devastating personal circumstances, the insurance company will attempt to pay as little as possible for your claim or deny your claim altogether. That is their job.
Wilk Law knows this. That is why we are unafraid to take on large trucking corporations and their insurance companies. We pursue all liable parties for your accident injuries, and find every means of compensation for your injuries.
Our truck accident attorneys do the following, and more, on your behalf:
- Investigate the crash scene;
- Identify all liable parties;
- Pursue all avenues of compensation;
- Employ any needed experts;
- Calculate your current and future accident-related needs;
- Work to negotiate full and fair settlement of your claim; or
- File a lawsuit on your behalf; and
- Proceed with litigation, if necessary.
Learn your legal rights and options. Speak with a truck accident attorney at Wilk Law today. We will provide you with the tools needed to protect yourself after your truck accident.
What Are Commercial Trucks?
Commercial trucks are not passenger trucks. Commercial trucks weigh approximately 10,000 pounds without cargo and 80,000 fully loaded. Passenger vehicles weigh around 3,000 pounds.
There are several more kinds of commercial trucks on the road today than even a decade ago. Commercial trucks may include any of the following:
- Delivery trucks and large delivery vans;
- Utility trucks;
- Box trucks;
- Flatbed trucks;
- Stake trucks;
- Garbage trucks;
- Construction vehicles; and
- Farm equipment.
Causes of Truck Accidents in Philadelphia
The federal and state governments highly regulate the movement of commercial trucks and their drivers to ensure the safety of all drivers on the road. However, commercial truck accidents still occur. Some are wholly the result of driver negligence, such as:
- Texting, eating, or other distracted driving;
- Failure to yield;
- Failure to follow traffic signals;
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
- Driving drowsy;
- Improper backing;
- Improper turning;
- Improper passing;
- Unfamiliarity with an area; and
Putting a commercial truck on the road is a huge chore and takes several parties to accomplish. Therefore, drivers are only one potentially liable party for a truck accident. Other parties possibly at-fault include:
- The truck driver;
- The trucking company;
- Any cargo loaders;
- The truck manufacturer;
- The truck parts manufacturer;
- The truck mechanic; and
- Government or government contractors.
Contact a Philadelphia Truck Accident Attorney
Any parties liable for your truck accident injuries need to be held accountable. This is especially true if you lost a loved one to a truck accident. If you are seeking closure, justice, or financial compensation due to costly medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, call Wilk Law at (855) 946-3678 or contact us online today.
At Wilk Law, we hold negligent parties responsible for the preventable damages and losses they caused families. Let our truck accident attorneys answer your questions and concerns about compensation, multiple party liability, or any other pressing matter.