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Truck Accidents

Allentown Truck Accident Attorney

The United States Department of Transportation estimates that over 500,000 truck accidents occur each year, and that one person is injured or killed in a truck accident every 16 minutes. Though truck accidents occur far less frequently than standard passenger vehicle accidents, they can be much more devastating, as some 18-wheelers weigh as much as 18,000 pounds. At van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin, we understand just how devastating of an impact a truck accident can have on a person’s life, and just how much compensation is necessary to help truck accident victims cover the cost of medical expenses and lost wages. If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident that was the result of the truck driver’s negligence, reach out to our Allentown truck accident attorneys today regarding your legal rights and options.

Most Truck Accidents Involve Complex Issues – Work With an Attorney Capable of Rising Up to the Challenge

Truck accident cases are much more complex to resolve than standard car accidents, as there are several additional factors that go into determining liability. For this reason, not just any car accident lawyer can handle an 18-wheeler accident claim. Commercial truck and big rig accidents are unique and require advanced knowledge of both driving laws and trucker regulations. Some factors that make 18-wheeler accidents so unique include but are not limited to the following:

  • Serious Injuries: Because of the size and weight of big-rigs, accidents involving commercial trucks and passenger vehicles often result in severe, disabling, or even fatal injuries. Cases that involve more serious injuries or even death require more legal savvy than those that involve, say, a broken or fractured bone.

  • Substantial Medical Costs: Because the injuries sustained in truck accidents are so severe, the cost of recovery is significantly higher. Additionally, the time out of work adds up, as does the cost of future care. A skilled lawyer can lay out the real cost and potential cost of an injury or injuries and ensure that you recover the compensation you need to live a financially comfortable lifestyle long into the future.

  • Specialized Equipment: Commercial trucks are much more than large versions of passenger vehicles. Most of these cases require the specialized knowledge of an individual who is familiar with commercial big rigs and who can assist in the investigation of an accident.

  • Complex Regulatory Framework: The commercial trucking industry is heavily regulated. Oftentimes, a trucking accident case will hinge on issues regarding compliance. Without proper knowledge of trucker regulations, an attorney may overlook a key detail that could mean the difference between winning and losing your case.

Retainthe Help of an Experienced Allentown Truck Accident Attorney

No matter what the underlying issue may be, the legal process is inherently difficult for individuals to navigate without a thorough knowledge of the law and its nuances. At van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin, our truck accident attorneys have an in-depth knowledge of the law and the trucking industry. We also have access to the right resources and legal experts who can turn up evidence that works in your favor. If you were involved in a truck accident that was caused by a negligent trucker, and if you wish to recover compensation for your damages, reach out to an attorney with the right kind of experience and the right resources on his or her side. Call our Allentown truck accident attorneys at (215) 486-0123 or contact us online to learn how our experience and reputation can work for you.

Notable Case Results

Always Pursing the Best Possible Outcome
  • Motorcycle Accident $35.1 Million
  • Truck Accident $10 Million
  • Bicycle Accident $4.8 Million
  • Truck Accident $4.3 Million
  • Truck Accident $3.3 Million
  • Pedestrian Accident $2.4 Million
  • Car Accident $1.7 Million
  • Car Accident by Drunk Driver $1.4 Million
  • Premises Liability $1.3 Million
  • Assault by Club Employee $1 Million
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Throughout the years, our firm and our individual attorneys have been recognized in both local and national media for our extensive legal knowledge, experience, and record of success. Our attorneys frequently appear in the media to provide insight and information on various legal matters, including high-profile cases.

Choosing the Right Firm Can Make All the Difference

  • Unrivaled Record of Success
    We have won tens of millions of dollars for injured victims, and have achieved countless "not guilty" verdicts for clients faced with criminal charges.
  • No Challenge too Big
    Our firm has handled some of the biggest cases in country, including representing the President of the United States.
  • Personalized Representation

    We understand that every case is unique. Therefore, we tailor our approach based on the facts of the case and the needs of our client. 

  • Uncompromising Passion
    Our competitive nature is one of our strongest qualities. You can be confident that no other firm will outwork our team.
  • Holistic Approach
    Not only do we want to excel legally for the client, but we also want to make sure we are strengthening their mind, body and spirt.
  • Supporting the Community
    Our team engages in many community events and regularly donates time and resources to many charitable organizations in Philadelphia.
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