Lehigh Valley: 610-435-7400

Philadelphia: 215-567-6616

Philadelphia Tractor Trailer Accident Attorneys

Tractor Trailer Accidents | 18-Wheeler Crashes | Big Rig or Semi Collisions

Over-the-road truckers often operate on tight schedules that force them to drive at excessive and unsafe speeds or to spend too many hours on the road. Frequently, in an effort to keep up the pace, they take amphetamines or “uppers” to help them stay awake. It is also common knowledge that many truckers multitask while driving — taking their eyes and attention away from the road to read or answer e-mails, send or receive texts or use other electronic devices. Collectively, these hazards place other drivers and passengers on the road at risk. Unfortunately, when you are involved in a collision involving a large commercial vehicle, the consequences are almost always disastrous.

At Metzger & Kleiner, we bring more than 40 years of experience to personal injury victims in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley. We are fierce advocates for individuals who have been injured in accidents involving over-the-road truckers. We understand the devastation that a commercial truck accident can cause. We built our reputation and our practice on a commitment to provide the highest levels of personal service and attention. We don’t use a “one size fits all” approach, but take the time instead to really get to know you and understand the unique aspects of your case. We will carefully explain your rights and options, as well as what you can realistically expect, so that you can make informed decisions about how you want to proceed.

To see representative examples of the cases we have successfully handled, visit our verdicts and settlements page.

Our Commercial Truck Accident Injury Practice

We handle all matters related to motor vehicle accidents involving tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles. We will gather, assess and preserve all relevant evidence, and will prepare and file all necessary documentation to pursue your claim. We will also be your advocate in all hearings or proceedings.

In order to maximize compensation for truck accident victims and their families, we thoroughly investigate tractor-trailer accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, over-the road accidents and semi accidents for all areas of potential negligence and liability. We understand the causes of commercial vehicle accidents and will look for evidence of:

  • Failure by the driver to follow reasonable standards of care
  • Negligence in the maintenance of the truck
  • Violation of state or federal trucking regulations, such as volume of load or amount of hours on the road
  • Negligent training, hiring or supervision of truck drivers
  • The design, manufacture or sale of defective truck parts
  • Negligent highway construction, maintenance or design
  • Other negligence

Our attorneys are adept at handling personal injury and wrongful death cases arising from tractor-trailer and over-the-road trucking accidents that occur on highways and interstates throughout Pennsylvania, including in Philadelphia on I-76 (Schuykill Expressway), I-95 or Route 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard), or in the Allentown/Lehigh Valley area on Route 22, I-80 or Route 309. We also handle cases involving accidents that occur on other highways, interstates or roadways in Pennsylvania.

Contact Us

For a private consultation with an experienced Pennsylvania commercial truck accident injury lawyer, contact us online or call our office at 215-567-6616 in Philadelphia, or 610-435-7400 in the Lehigh Valley. Your first meeting is free of charge. We will also travel to meet with you in your home or the hospital if necessary.

We represent people in truck accident claims on a contingency basis. We won’t charge legal fees unless we recover compensation for your losses.

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