Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney | Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. | Free Consultation
Contact Philadelphia personal injury attorney from Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. They will help you seek compensation that covers all of the needs you and your family will have today and in the years to come.
Logo 215-929-7216 866-597-8572
215-929-7216 1525 Locust Street 8th Floor Philadelphia, PA19102
610-550-8392 38 N 6th Street Reading, PA19601
610-839-7823 612 Hamilton Street The Trifecta Building 2nd Floor Allentown, PA19601
717-537-9244 8 North Queen Street 11th Floor Lancaster, PA17603
856-406-2242 457 Haddonfield Rd, Suite 540 Cherry Hill, NJ08002
212-804-8125 200 Park Ave, Suite 1700 New York, NY08002
Soloff & Zervanos, P.C. is now offering telephone or Zoom video conferencing service for clients who prefer to meet remotely. Call our office at 866-597-8572 to schedule a meeting with us either over the phone or via Zoom.
Local: 215-929-7216
Toll Free: 866-597-8572
  • Free Consultation
  • Calls Answered 24/7
  • 6 Locations
Local: 215-929-7216
Toll Free: 866-597-8572

Family Members Died in a Truck Accident in Philadelphia?

On behalf of Soloff & Zervanos, P.C.

If you have lost a loved one in a truck accident in Philadelphia, you could be entitled to compensation for what has happened. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we are here to help you get through this. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will investigate all aspects of what happened and work to determine who is liable. Negligent truck drivers and trucking companies must be held accountable. Call us when you need a Philadelphia truck accident attorney by your side.

Large trucks can cause devastating accidents

Philadelphia is a busy place, and our economy depends on large commercial trucks. This includes semi-trucks, garbage vehicles, construction trucks, and more. While these vehicles are safe most of the time, there are still plenty of accidents that occur. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), states that there were around 148,000 total people injured and over 4,700 killed in large truck crashes during the latest reporting year in the US.

What can family members do if a loved one is killed?

Family members of those killed due to a truck crash in Philadelphia may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against a driver or company if their negligence contributed to the crash. In Pennsylvania, the only people entitled to bring a wrongful death claim are a victim’s spouse, children, or parents.

The statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim in PA is two years from the date of death. Claims must be filed before those two years, or they will be dismissed.

How could a driver or company be negligent?

Truck drivers and companies have a responsibility to ensure safety. Drivers must obtain their commercial driver’s licenses and be thoroughly trained for each vehicle they operate. They must follow all FMCSA regulations regarding how many hours they can operate each day and week. Drivers should never operate a truck while they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs or while they are distracted by a phone or something else.

Trucking companies have a duty to ensure each vehicle is regularly inspected and maintained to prevent vehicle failure.

When drivers and companies do not abide by laws and regulations and cause someone’s death, they should be held accountable.

We are ready to secure the compensation you deserve

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of a truck driver or trucking company, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we will dedicate ourselves to your case by investigating the entire accident. Our goal is to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve, which can include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Cost of pre-death medical care
  • Loss of future income and benefits of the deceased
  • Mental anguish damages
  • Loss of consortium or companionship damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

When you need a Philadelphia truck accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 866-597-8572.