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Truck Accidents

Philadelphia Truck Accident Attorney

Fighting for maximum compensation and holding negligent parties accountable is our goal

Every year, thousands of 18-wheelers and tractor trailer trucks travel the nation’s roads. When these vehicles are involved in accidents, the results are devastating. van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin is Philadelphia’s unmatched resource for commercial truck accident litigation. Attorney van der Veen has achieved historic, multimillion dollar verdicts for clients by standing up to the country’s largest commercial trucking companies. He never backs down in his pursuit of justice and the compensation to which clients are entitled.

Just one of the many historic verdicts and settlements we are proud of includes winning a substantial settlement against a Pennsylvania trucking company who injured a little boy. There was no settlement offer, but through attorney van der Veen’s tenacious advocacy and dogged determination, a $10 million settlement was won. Mr. van der Veen will never settle for the minimum, he always fights for the maximum. But, he is more than just your attorney, he is a valued partner in your recovery and your ongoing health and well-being. Trust our team of experienced Philadelphia truck accident attorneys to be by your side, fighting for you, until you are standing strong again.

Rising to the challenge of heightened complexity handling commercial truck wrecks

Not just any accident attorney can successfully handle 18-wheeler and tractor trailer truck crash claims. While sharing some of the more common characteristics with auto and motorcycle accidents, commercial truck accidents are unique and require superior legal savvy and dedication to go fearlessly up against powerful corporations and insurance companies. Common commercial truck accident cases involve:

  • Specialized equipment—Commercial trucks are not simply larger versions of passenger vehicles. Buses, tanker trucks, 18-wheelers, tractor trailers and other commercial trucks have different parts and data points that necessitate specialized knowledge during accident investigation.
  • Complex regulatory framework—Comprehensive regulations govern the commercial trucking industry. Issues regarding compliance with applicable rules can be instrumental in pursuing recovery in a truck accident case.
  • Serious injuries—The size and weight of commercial trucks dwarf that of other vehicles on the road. In crashes involving commercial trucks, serious injuries can occur which are significantly different from common auto accident injuries in terms of type and severity.
  • Substantial medical costs—Because the injuries sustained in commercial truck accidents are so severe, a victim’s medical bills and treatment costs are often higher in these cases. Time out of work adds up, and future care for lifelong disabilities is incredibly expensive.

When so much is at stake in these cases, you cannot risk choosing an inexperienced Philadelphia truck accident attorney. Through superior skill, extensive knowledge and proven success handling commercial truck accident cases, we are Philadelphia’s premier truck accident lawyers. We give 100% to clients and we look forward to doing the same for you.

Why do you need a commercial truck attorney?

No matter what the underlying issue, the legal process is inherently difficult for individuals to navigate without an experienced Philadelphia tractor trailer truck accident attorney. Adding to this complexity in truck accident cases are the significant financial interests that back the commercial trucking industry. Commercial truck lines, such as FedEx, UPS, and their insurance companies, have substantial resources and sophisticated legal teams representing them. Without a strong, knowledgeable truck accident attorney on your side, it is easy to be taken advantage of and the compensation you receive will be negligible. The only way to beat the trucking industry is to make sure you have superior caliber legal representation on your side to protect your best interests and fight for justice and maximum compensation. They will fight hard to limit your compensation. We fight harder to get you the recovery necessary to get you back on your feet.

Accomplished Pennsylvania truck wreck litigators with an impressive history of case success

It is not unusual for a Pennsylvania commercial truck accident case to go to trial. Whether before a judge or jury, successfully litigating a truck accident case requires seasoned, hands-on trial experience. As the top commercial truck accident attorney in Philadelphia, attorney van der Veen is recognized throughout the state for record-breaking litigation successes. For one injured client, he secured a $4.25 million jury verdict in Federal Court. In another serious truck crash, he secured a $3.5 million verdict in Chester County. On behalf of a young accident victim, he won $10 million against a commercial trucking company. And, unwilling to settle for an insignificant amount, he took that case to trial for four days and secured an additional $9 million over the original offer of $1 million, when no one thought it was possible and other attorneys scoffed at his unwavering commitment to obtaining the highest recovery possible. Our Philadelphia truck crash lawyers are driven to seek full and complete justice on your behalf and will stop at nothing short.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a tractor trailer truck, schedule a free initial consultation with a winning Philadelphia truck accident attorney today

While we cannot remedy your injuries, we can help you get back on your feet by holding responsible parties accountable for your injuries. Call van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin at (215) 486-0123 or contact us online to learn how our experience and reputation can work for you. We Philadelphia truck accident attorneys offer free consultations for truck accident victims, and we are available any time—day or night—to take your call. Those who live in or around the Philadelphia area can visit the firm’s downtown office, located just blocks from City Hall.

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
  • Car Accident $1.7 Million
  • Car Accident by Drunk Driver $1.4 Million
  • Premises Liability $1.3 Million
  • Assault by Club Employee $1 Million
  • Premises Liability $1 Million
In the Media

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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Home to Philadelphia’s most accomplished attorneys, van der Veen, Hartshorn and Levin pairs diverse practice experience with a passion-driven, comprehensive law practice—all for the client’s benefit.