Philadelphia Truck Accident Lawyers
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.
Common Causes of Tractor-Trailer Accidents?
The massive size and weight of the tractor-trailers operating on the nation’s highway scan turn them into potentially lethal objects when truck drivers exceed safe speed limits or are too tired and fatigued to respond to rapidly changing situations.
The most common causes of truck accidents in the United States are:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Driver error
- Inadequate training
- Drug and alcohol use
Our proven track record of success in achieving the maximum benefit for victims of 18-wheeler accidents is unsurpassed. The delaying and low-balling tactics of insurance adjusters or trucking company executives are no match for the relentless advocacy for which Michael T. van der Veen and his hardworking accident litigation team have become famous.
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.
Our Proven Litigators Can Recover the Compensation You Deserve
When you are seriously injured in a tractor trailer crash caused by someone’s negligent conduct, you are entitled to recover for the injuries and damages you suffer. Attorney van der Veen has won national acclaim for his unwavering commitment to holding responsible parties accountable for their negligence. Some of our truck accident verdicts and settlements include:
- $10 million settlement for boy with injury from a tractor trailer
- $4.5 million jury verdict for man rendered tetraplegic by a tractor trailer
- $3.5 million jury verdict for a woman sandwiched by 2 dump trucks
Included among the damages for which you may be entitled to recover compensation are:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Household services
- Lost earnings
- Recovery for diminished future earnings due to disability
- Pain and suffering
- Rehabilitation costs
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life’s pleasures
We cannot heal your injuries, but we make it possible for you to concentrate on the process of healing without having to worry about your financial well-being. Our Philadelphia tractor trailer accident attorneys fight on your behalf and win.
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.
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
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.
Unrivaled Record of SuccessWe 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 BigOur firm has handled some of the biggest cases in country, including representing the President of the United States.
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 PassionOur competitive nature is one of our strongest qualities. You can be confident that no other firm will outwork our team.
Holistic ApproachNot 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 CommunityOur team engages in many community events and regularly donates time and resources to many charitable organizations in Philadelphia.
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.