At Fulginiti Law, we understand the severe impact that trucking accidents can have on victims and their families. Trucking accidents often result in catastrophic injuries or even fatalities due to the sheer size and weight of commercial trucks. Our experienced team of attorneys is dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive legal representation to those affected by these tragic events in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas.

Why Trucking Accidents are Different

Trucking accidents are distinct from typical car accidents due to several factors:

  1. Severity of Injuries: Due to the size and weight of trucks, collisions often result in more severe injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and internal injuries.

  1. Complex Regulations: The trucking industry is heavily regulated by federal and state laws, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). These regulations govern everything from the maintenance of trucks to the number of hours a driver can be on the road without rest. Understanding these regulations is crucial in building a strong case.

  1. Multiple Parties Involved: Liability in trucking accidents can be complex, involving multiple parties such as the truck driver, the trucking company, the truck's owner, the cargo loaders, and even manufacturers of truck parts. Identifying all responsible parties is essential for obtaining full compensation.

  1. Insurance Companies: Trucking companies often have large insurance policies to cover accidents, which can make them more aggressive in defending claims. Experienced legal representation is necessary to negotiate effectively with these insurers.

Our Approach to Trucking Accident Cases

At Fulginiti Law, our approach to trucking accident cases is thorough and strategic:

  1. Investigation: We conduct a comprehensive investigation to gather all necessary evidence. This includes obtaining police reports, interviewing witnesses, reviewing accident scene photos and videos, analyzing the truck’s “black box” data, and examining maintenance and driver log records.

  1. Expert Consultation: We work with accident reconstruction experts, medical professionals, and other specialists to build a compelling case. Their expertise helps us understand the full impact of the accident and present clear, convincing evidence.

  1. Regulatory Knowledge: Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of the FMCSRs and Pennsylvania’s specific trucking laws. This knowledge allows us to identify violations that may have contributed to the accident and hold the responsible parties accountable.

  1. Negotiation and Litigation: We are skilled negotiators who strive to achieve fair settlements for our clients. However, if a fair settlement cannot be reached, we are prepared to take the case to court. Our attorneys are experienced litigators who will vigorously advocate for your rights in front of a judge and jury.

Compensation for Trucking Accident Victims

Victims of trucking accidents may be entitled to various forms of compensation, including:

  • Medical Expenses: Coverage for current and future medical bills related to the accident, including surgeries, hospital stays, rehabilitation, and medication.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for lost income due to the inability to work, as well as future earning potential if the injury affects the victim’s ability to work long-term.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for physical pain and emotional distress caused by the accident and resulting injuries.
  • Property Damage: Reimbursement for damage to your vehicle and other personal property.
  • Wrongful Death: In cases of fatal trucking accidents, families may be entitled to compensation for funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and loss of financial support.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident, it is crucial to seek legal representation as soon as possible. The attorneys at Fulginiti Law are here to help you navigate the complexities of your case and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Fulginiti Law?

  • Experience: Our team has extensive experience handling trucking accident cases and understands the unique challenges they present.
  • Dedication: We are committed to providing personalized attention and support to each of our clients.
  • Results-Driven: We have a proven track record of securing substantial settlements and verdicts for our clients.

Contact Fulginiti Law today for a free consultation. Let us put our expertise to work for you, so you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal complexities.