Philadelphia Truck Accident Lawyer

The Pearce Law Firm represents truck accident injury victims across Pennsylvania and New Jersey

If you have been involved in a truck accident, you may be in need of a Philadelphia truck accident lawyer. Lawsuits involving semi-trucks or a tractor trailer can be very complex because there are usually large companies and many parties involved in the case, including the trucking company, the truck driver, the trucking contractor and the truck owner. In addition to multiple parties, there are usually multiple insurance companies involved as well. There may be legal issues involving workers’ compensation and handling an out-of-state accident.

The situation may be further complicated by factors such as equipment malfunctions, overloading, brake and tire maintenance, trucking regulations, and appropriate markings and protective devices on the truck. Many times, a complete reconstruction of the accident must be conducted quickly in order to determine all of the factors and responsible parties involved.


Most importantly, large trucking companies have sophisticated insurance carriers and experienced truck accident lawyers working on their side.

Their aim is to give you as little money as possible. That’s why you need an experienced Philadelphia truck accident lawyer like Edith Pearce working for youComplex Lawsuits and Choosing the Right Lawyer

Nationally, thousands of people are killed or injured each year in car accidents & collisions with tractor-trailer trucks. Unfortunately, truck accidents cause many deaths and serious injuries in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, or to residents of Pennsylvania and New Jersey in another state.

Philadelphia truck accident lawyer Edith Pearce, the founder of The Pearce Law Firm P.C. knows the “ins and outs” of the insurance business, as she worked as an attorney for years for a major auto insurance company. With her wealth of inside knowledge, Edith Pearce has achieved multi-million dollar settlements for victims and their families who have suffered tragic results of truck accidents.

In 2012, The Pearce Law Firm obtained a $2.2 million dollar settlement for six children for the death of their father in a truck accident. As a member of MENSA, the high IQ society, Edith Pearce is not afraid to take on the largest insurance companies and litigate some of the most complicated truck accidents handled by Philadelphia truck accident lawyers. Most importantly, she offers you and your family the personal attention and compassion lacking in many large firms. Let her inside knowledge work for you to obtain the maximum compensation for your truck accident either through settlement or trial.


Damages that a truck accident victim and the victim’s family are entitled to recover may include: hospital and medical expenses; past and future lost earnings; past and future permanent physical disability, such as a limp, scars, loss of a limb; emotional distress, such as depression and anxiety; grief and emotional suffering caused by the death of a loved one; loss of love and companionship caused by the death or serious injury of a loved one; damage or destruction of property; physical pain and suffering; loss of enjoyment of life.

To protect your legal rights following catastrophic injury or death due to a truck accident, it is wise to consult a personal injury law firm with experience in truck accident lawsuits as soon as possible. Within the first week, important physical evidence can be lost, and witnesses may become hard to find.

Experience and Expertise

Before deciding to represent the rights of injured people, Philadelphia truck accident attorney Edith Pearce spent over ten years working as an attorney for an insurance company and defense firm. She knows all the “tricks of the trade” from the other side of the fence and knows how to navigate through the complications of truck accident lawsuits to get you full and fair compensation for your injuries, losses and suffering. Edith Pearce is a well known legal expert who has appeared on numerous television programs and has been featured in Newsweek, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Philadelphia Magazine for her legal ability. Put Edith Pearce’s rare combination of intelligence, reputation, proven results, inside knowledge, and compassion to work for you.


Additional Frequently Asked Questions

Who do I sue if I was hit by a big rig truck?

In most cases, big rig truck owners have much larger insurance policies than the average motorist. If you are hit by one, then you can sue the owner of the trucking company or the driver of the truck (if the driver is an independent contractor). In both cases, you have to prove that the driver was negligent when he or she hit you.

How long do I have to file a truck accident lawsuit?

In Pennsylvania, if you are injured in a truck accident, you have two years to file your lawsuit. This starts from the date of the injury (which is usually the accident date) and if you miss that deadline, it could mean that you forfeit your right to get compensation for your injuries.

What type of damages can I get if I get hit by a commercial truck?

Under Pennsylvania law, anyone injured by a commercial truck can seek compensation for all injuries and financial losses that came from the accident. The most common are medical bills, pain and suffering, missed time from work, mental anguish, future lost wages, permanent disability and damage to the vehicle.


The Compensation You Deserve

If you have been injured in a truck accident in Philadelphia or anywhere in Pennsylvania and New Jersey (or if you live in Pennsylvania or New Jersey and your truck accident occurred out of state), you should consult with an experienced Philadelphia truck accident lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. Our firm will thoroughly investigate your truck accident and work diligently to arrive at a timely settlement or proceed to trial to obtain the compensation you deserve.

We are dedicated to protecting your rights and obtaining full and fair compensation for you.

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If you have been injured in a truck accident in Philadelphia or anywhere in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, call us today for a free truck accident consultation, or send us an email.