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Truck Accidents

Truck Accident Attorney With Offices in Jenkintown, Bensalem, Cherry Hill, & Philadelphia


Truck Accidents Attorney

In 2014, CNBC filed a report on fatal commercial vehicle accidents. At that time, they reported fatal truck accidents happened almost 11 times each day, killing 4,000 people each year. Additionally, they reported more than 100,000 people are injured each year in truck accidents and bus accidents.Those numbers are increasing. In 2015, the latest year with data available, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported fatal crashes involving large trucks and buses increased by 8 percent between 2014 and 2015. Our truck accident attorney serving Jenkintown and surrounding areas, has represented numerous clients that have been injured in a truck accident and has helped them get back to living their lives. At our personal injury law firm, your well being always comes first.

Causes of Commercial Vehicle Accidents in Jenkintown, Bensalem, Cherry Hill & Philadelphia

Experts say there are a variety of reasons for the high rate of injuries and fatalities. The FMCSA documents factors that contribute to fatalities and injuries. In 2015, these factors included:

  • Speeding,
  • Impairment;
  • Failure to yield;
  • Distracted driving;
  • Careless driving;
  • Over correcting;
  • Failure to obey a traffic sign or stop light;
  • Obscured vision;
  • Improper turns;
  • Aggressive driving;
  • Road rage;
  • Passing with insufficient distance;
  • Police pursuit;
  • Driver was out of compliance with physical or other restrictions imposed;
  • Operating without the required equipment on the vehicle;
  • Backing improperly;
  • Failure to dim lights or have lights on when required; and
  • Operator inexperience.

CNBC took a more global approach in examining the cause of injuries and fatalities and found, in addition to the factors above, companies sometimes inadequately screen for drivers who may have problems and Government resistance to enforcing new safety technologies.

Finally, the FMCSA reports the most common vehicle related factors for truck fatalities involved “other working vehicles” and “tires.”

Recourse If You’re Injured in Truck Accident

Our truck accident attorney serving Jenkintown and surrounding areas knows failure to properly maintain a vehicle is a basis for a lawsuit to compensate victims of commercial vehicle accidents, including buses and trucks. When someone is injured, a truck accident attorney, experienced in these types of cases, knows how to obtain maintenance records for the vehicle, driver records, police reports relating to the accident, and records maintained by the company. An experienced accident lawyer will pour over the documents, searching for evidence the company or driver (or both) should be held responsible for injuries or fatalities.


If you have been injured in a commercial vehicle accident in Jenkintown Bensalem, Cherry Hill or the Greater Philadelphia area, or if you have lost a loved one in a bus or truck accident, contact our firm for a free consultation. We can discuss the facts and circumstances of your case, and how we might be able to help you and your family. There is no fee unless we win your case. CONTACT US



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Why Hire Randy Kaplan Law Offices?


Immediate Attention

We understand how important your case is and that is why your call receives immediate attention directly from the attorney. We help you understand your options in order to make informed decisions. As a local law practice with multiple offices, we are able to offer reasonable and competitive rates.

Tens of Millions in Results Over 30 Years

In over 30+ years we have recovered millions on behalf of our clients and their families. Our drive and our commitment to our clients who are the victims of auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, work related injuries including asbestos claims has led us to have a proven track record of success.

Aggressive Representation

Our goal is always to put your best interests first. And we have been successful at it for over 30 years. How do we do it? By being aggressive when you need us to be. If you are unable to work, can't pay your bills and are facing extensive therapy or rehabilitation you need an injury lawyer to protect your rights and fight for you and your case. Remember, nobody likes an aggressive lawyer, until you need one.


We take pride in our dedication to our clients and their cases. Firm attorney Randy Kaplan has practiced law since 1982 and has personally handled THOUSANDS of cases including auto accidents, work related injuries business law and employment law. In each and every case we are dedicated to providing our clients with the type of service only a local law firm can provide.