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✓ 98% Success Rate - Attorneys with a track record that shows they personally care about every case and go the extra mile every time.

✓ No upfront costs - we front all of the legal fees and get paid on performance. In fact, we don't get paid unless you win.

✓ We are local and we KNOW Pennsylvania's system - Just because a firm gets a license to practice law here and buy up a bunch of bill boards around town doesn't mean that they have real experience fighting cases in PA's legal system every day. We are a Norristown based firm with attorneys that focus on Pennsylvania injury cases. We eat, drink and breath this every day.

✓ We are not intimidated by litigation - We do not allow insurance carriers to strong arm, intimidate or stagnate claims. We will not hesitate to take them to court to fight for you when needed. 

✓ No shortcuts - we go the extra mile to make sure that you get the highest compensation possible rather than settling right away as many injury firms do.

 We focus on you, not on getting the most cases in town like the guys on the billboards.

✓ Proprietary methods of case management for your very best client experience and ensure greater odds of success compared to high volume, low-touch firms.

✓ Talk directly to your attorney instead of getting passed off on case managers (if you've ever been through a car accident case, you'll know how valuable this is).

✓ We're consistently rated 5 stars by clients and have over 450 5-star reviews for a reason.

✓ No cost consultations - we'll help you find out if you have a case. If you don't, we'll help point you in the right direction. Win-win.

✓ We get results without compromising service - It's not easy to find a firm that provides our brand of one-on-one service but which has the resources to get results that smaller practices may not be able to.

Any vehicle accident can cause substantial damage, but collisions involving large commercial vehicles are especially devastating. These vehicles outweigh most passenger cars, meaning collisions between the two can result in catastrophic if not deadly harm to the occupants of the smaller vehicle. If you or a loved one were harmed in a big rig wreck, you should consider speaking with a Norristown truck accident lawyer.

Due to the severity of harm that often results in these types of accidents, it could be difficult for you to handle a civil case on your own. A trustworthy and compassionate attorney in the area could handle the legal aspects of the case so you can focus on your physical recovery.

Recovering Damages for a Commercial Vehicle Wreck

To win damages in a truck crash case, the plaintiff and their local attorney must show that the driver owed the injured individual duty of care. This is generally easy to prove as all motorists owe each other a duty to drive safely and follow all relevant traffic laws.

The claimant must then show that the truck driver failed to do so, whether by speeding, driving up on the sidewalk, running a red light, or anything else that put pedestrians and other drivers at risk of harm. Finally, the plaintiff and legal professional have to establish that this breach caused the accident and directly resulted in the individual’s injuries. By making the connection between the driver’s actions and the plaintiff’s injuries clear, the latter party has a good chance of winning damages.

Economic damages account for losses with specific monetary amounts, such as medical bills and lost wages. The plaintiff may also be able to recover non-economic damages, or those concerning their pain and suffering, loss of life enjoyment, mental anguish, and emotional trauma.

In rare cases, they can request punitive damages. These damages are designed to penalize the defendant for unwarranted, gross actions that caused the plaintiff physical, mental, and emotional harm.

How Do Big Rig Accidents Occur?

Accidents involving commercial trucks take place for a variety of reasons, most of which concern the driver’s negligence. Factors such as drowsiness, intoxication, reckless, carelessness, and distraction can result in catastrophic accidents involving multiple other cars and pedestrians.

Semi-truck accidents in particular are the most extreme, especially when the driver was hauling hazardous materials with combustive properties. If the wreck resulted in a fatality, the surviving family could potentially file a wrongful death claim. In any case, an 18-wheeler accident attorney in Norristown should be contacted as soon as possible after the crash.

Vicarious Liability in Trucking Collisions

Pennsylvania uses a ‘vicarious liability’ rule that can result in third-party liability, even if that party did not cause the accident. For example, suppose the truck driver was encouraged to exceed federal driving limits, resulting in the truck driver being fatigued and causing an accident. In that case, their employer could be liable for promoting unsafe trucking conditions. Experienced attorneys in the area could use vicarious liability to bring charges against multiple parties and potentially win more damages for those injured in the truck crash.

Schedule a Consultation with a Norristown Truck Accident Attorney

Do not hesitate to reach out to our law firm if you were injured in a serious truck collision. A Norristown truck accident lawyer is ready to hear your case and let you know what you could expect from your legal claim. Call us today to get started on your potential claim.

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