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We will review your car accident case thoroughly.
We will investigate all evidence regarding the cause of the accident.
We will interview witnesses and experts if necessary.
We will work to ensure that victims and their families receive the maximum settlement.

Bucks County Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyers Representing Accident Victims

Catastrophic accidents can occur when a large tractor-trailer has an accident with a smaller vehicle, or collides with another object that causes damage to other cars or pedestrians. In some cases, these truck accidents stem from careless or reckless driving on the part of truck driver. These accidents can happen on residential streets in Bucks County, high-speed highways such as the Pennsylvania Turnpike or Roosevelt Boulevard and other roadways in the greater Philadelphia area.

At Kats, Jamison & Associates our Personal Injury Attorneys understand that representing tractor–trailer and truck accident victims requires experience, skills and knowledge particular to these types of accidents. The Bucks County and Montgomery County accident lawyers at Kats, Jamison & Associates fight to recover the various types of damages and compensation to which car accident victims are entitled to. This may include, but is not limited too: medical expenses, lost earnings, future wage loss, lost earnings capacity, physical disabilities, scars, losses of limbs, brain and head injuries. Besides the financial and physical damages you may experience, who also are well aware of the emotional distress, depression, anxiety, grief, and pain and suffering people may face following a tractor trailer accident.

The Bucks County tractor–trailer and truck accident lawyers at Kats, Jamison & Associates understand these complex issues and make sure to work with our clients, their friends and family, as well as their doctors, and others—to ensure that victims of these car accidents receive not only the best legal representation but also the best support, and medical and emotional care.

Victims involved in an accident with a tractor–trailer are twice as likely to die or get seriously injured than if the crash had been between two smaller passenger vehicles. The large size and heavy weight of tractor–trailers make accidents involving them especially serious—often including life-threatening injuries and death.

Truck Driver Negligence In Bucks County, PA

Negligent truck drivers may speed and disregard the rules of the road to try to arrive at their destinations sooner. Since these vehicles are typically heavy, fast and difficult to stop, they compromise everyone’s safety on the road. Truck driver negligence usually occurs in one or more of the following forms:

  • Careless or reckless driving
  • Changing lanes too quickly
  • Cutting curves too sharply
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving too fast for existing weather conditions
  • Driving while under the influence (DUI or DUID)
  • Exceeding speed limit for trucks
  • Failing to abide by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations regarding truck and trailer load sizes, weight limits, overhang, warning signs, and escort vehicles
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way
  • Fatigued driving
  • Failing to use turn signals
  • Poor maintenance (brakes, warning lights, and undercarriage lights)

Regarding truck driver negligence typically means a general failure to act the same way that a hypothetical “reasonably responsible truck driver” operating a truck under the same or similar circumstances would have acted. Truck driver carelessness can produce major consequences, such as chain reaction collisions, (especially during rainy weather), multi-vehicle pile-ups, trailer overturns, and hazardous waste spills. These types of serious truck accident can also cause a trailer’s cargo to block a roadway, which can cause more accidents and damage to other vehicles.

Making An Insurance Claim Against A Trucking Company

In some cases, In addition to filing a lawsuit against a truck driver who was negligent, an injured victim may also make a claim against the driver’s employer, which is typically the trucking company. It may be apparent that the trucking company bears responsibility for the truck driver’s negligence, assuming the driver was under the umbrella of the employer at the time of the accident. For example, if a driver was driving with a suspended license and caused an accident during work hours the trucking company could be also at fault for the accident. This could mean that both parties may share responsibility regarding covering the damages of an accident victim.

Sometimes, a trucking company will try to prove that it had no responsibility over the negligent truck driver, implying that the negligent truck driver was an independent contractor, not an employee. This is because employers are only typically liable for the negligent conduct of their employees. If the insurance company successfully defines a truck driver as an independent contractor, they can potentially avoid liability for an accident. The Bucks County and Montgomery County truck accident attorneys at Kats, Jamison & Associates can review the circumstances of your case and will help you challenge any defense raised by the trucking company.

Catastrophic Truck Accident Injuries In Bucks County, PA

It is apparent that most truck accidents in Bucks County occur on busy highways, usually at high speeds. This may cause severe injuries and in worst cases may cause loss of life. Common examples of catastrophic injuries occurred in Bucks County, Pennsylvania include traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), such as serve concussions, long-term memory losses, and potentially comas. Physical damages may include fractures, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, permanent facial scarring, and in worst cases, even death. Catastrophic injuries occured in Bucks County Pennsylvania truck and tractor-trailer crashes can often result in extensive periods of medical treatment and/or physical therapy, long hospital stays, the need for future medical procedures and/or surgery. For older victims of accidents, long-term care and treatments at a nursing home or assisted living facility may be needed.

Proving Damages In Serious Truck Accident Cases In Bucks County, PA

Often, liable trucking companies will try to avoid liability anyway they can. Proving damages in a catastrophic truck or tractor-trailer accident in Bucks County, Pa could be difficult. The trucking company’s insurance company is likely to downplay the significance of the victims injuries. For example they could claim that a victim’s injuries were not serious as they seem or that the injuries occurred prior to the accident. This makes it important to deeply investigate the case and provide as much evidence as possible to prove the amount of damages.

A medical doctor or provider must confirm that all of your injuries are related to the truck accident. If previous injuries to the same areas occur, then an expert may testify that the truck or tractor-trailer accident made them worse. As an example, if you suffered from neck pain before the accident, and your neck pain significantly worsened after the accident, a medical provider may testify that the truck accident made your condition worse.

Depending on the severity of you accident, an expert may testify that you suffered a permanent injury as a result of the truck accident. These medical experts may offer observations about the limitations you may now face following e truck accident caused. They may also offer a prognosis as to the future medical care and treatments you may need to treat these issues. This may include the cost of future medical procedures, future loss of income, and future homecare needs. The experienced and skilled truck and tractor-trailer accident attorneys at Kats, Jamison & Associates can help you with proving these damages in your case. Do not wait, call today for a free consultation.

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When you need a Bucks County, Pennsylvania personal injury attorney to represent you or a loved one who has suffered an injury related to a tractor–trailer accident, please call Kats, Jamison & Associates at 215-396-9001.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We understand when the injury occurs, you are scared and need immediate help. Here are the answers to some of the questions we hope are helpful to you.
If you come to us, we have all the answers for when you are injured in any type of accident.

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Philly Lawyers offers free case reviews so that you can better understand your legal options. This means you pay nothing for your first consultation. Additionally, Kats, Jamison & Associates works on a contingency fee basis meaning that if you do choose to hire us, you pay us nothing unless and until we win your case.
Call the police and make sure an ambulance is sent as soon as possible. Make sure everyone involved in the accident is conscious and responsive. Stay at the scene even if the accident isn’t serious, the police should be called regardless and a police report should be filed. It is important when speaking to the police that you stick to the facts, do not speculate, and most importantly do not admit any fault. Make sure you take as many pictures as you can with your cell phone. Also, we suggest taking a picture of the other person’s license plate, their drivers license, and insurance information. The pictures should document any damage that is caused by both vehicles. Seek medical attention as soon as possible if injured, even if you do not feel any pain, you may be in a state of shock and could experience medical issues later on.
After a car accident, it is important to collect as much information as possible. Document the names, addresses, license plates of any other vehicle involved in the accident. Either document the weather conditions at the time of the accident or take pictures of the scene surrounding the accident. If you believe that road maintenance or lack thereof was a factor in the accident – it is important to document this as well. After your immediate medical injuries have been taken into account, it is then time to speak with a lawyer immediately. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the more time you will have to successfully prepare a personal injury case. The team at Kats, Jamison & Associates will analyze your car/motorcycle accident and determine whether or not you have a claim. Through this process we will make sure to protect your rights and guard you from predatory insurance company practices.
If you are experiencing pain, injury, or financial damages as a result of someone else’s negligence. You may have a personal injury case. If the other driver was at fault or failed to follow the legal rules of the road – our car accident attorneys may be able to prove that the other party is liable for those damages. For example, if you were rear-ended in a car accident, typically the other driver is responsible for that accident and the insurance company could be liable for any damages
Within the first few days, you will receive communications from both your insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company. You may be contacted by your health insurance company, doctors, and even attorneys. The other driver’s insurance company may request that you sign medical authorizations so they can retrieve your medical records. Before you speak to any of these people or sign any documents, it is important that you seek legal counsel.
You may have a difficult time paying for your medical expenses, even if you have health insurance. Make sure to bill any treatment as you normally would through your healthcare provider. Additionally, you may have medical payment coverage under your car insurance plan. This could be used to cover your co-pays and other medical expenses that your health insurance company may not cover initially.
This is a difficult question to answer because it depends on many factors. If we are successful in proving that the other party is liable for your injuries and damages, you could be compensated for medical bills and any other hospital costs, lost wages, costs of rehabilitation and physical therapy, disability or disfigurement, pain and suffering, wrongful death, including loss of financial support and any other out of pocket expense that was related to your accident.
Depending on the severity of your injuries and the length of time you need to heal from your injuries will determine the length of your claim. We also have to factor in the willingness of the other party to settle as they make their initial offer. If unreasonable offers are made, your claim may proceed to trial, which will increase the length of your claim.
At Kats, Jamison & Associates all personal injury accident cases are handled on a contingency-fee-basis. This means that we will never charge you upfront for any cost and we will advance all costs and expenses. You will not have to reimburse our Firm for any costs unless we are successful. You will pay absolutely nothing for lawyers’ fees unless we win a monetary sum in your case.

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