Wilmington Truck Accident Lawyers
Seasoned Trial Lawyers Fighting for the Injured in Delaware
Being involved in an accident with a large, commercial truck is unlike any other type of traffic accident. Chances are, as the driver or passenger in a smaller car, you will sustain devastating injuries and property damage, well beyond that of the trucker and his vehicle. The weight and size of commercial trucks, up to 80,000 pounds, far exceeds that of passenger cars. The impact of such a massive vehicle can wreak extreme damage.
When negligence or wrongdoing on the part of the trucker or other third parties has resulted in such an accident, you deserve full and fair compensation for all your injury-related damages. This can be difficult to obtain due to the challenges presented by trucking companies and their insurers whose priority is to pay out as little as possible.
That is why you need the services of Bifferato Gentilotti LLC in your corner as soon as possible. Our firm of experienced Wilmington truck accident attorneys can level the playing field against the aggressive legal teams of trucking and insurance companies.
Because large trucks can cause such catastrophic damage to other motorists on the road, truck drivers are required to follow more laws than other motor vehicles both on and off the road. One of the most well-known rules is called the hours of service regulations. The hours of service regulation’s main goal is to prevent fatigued driving, thus the laws are aimed at ensuring that truck drivers get an adequate amount of sleep and rest each day and are not overworked. According to this law:
- Truck drivers can work a maximum of 14 hours in a single workday, however, of these hours they can only drive for 11 of them, with the remaining time spent on rest or meal breaks
- Truck drivers must rest for at least 10 consecutive hours before they are allowed to begin a new workday
- Truck drivers are required to take days off work at regular intervals
Unfortunately, whether due to truck driver negligence or pressure from the trucking company’s these rules are not always followed which can lead to more accidents on the road. If you have been injured, contact our firm for help today. Initial consultations are always free!
Causes of Truck Accidents in Delaware
Truck accidents can occur in many ways. Common causes include:
- Driver fatigue—this can occur when truckers violate federal regulations concerning their hours of service
- Driver error
- Distracted driving, including cell phone usage
- Overloaded trucks, making it difficult to stop
- Improperly loaded trucks, whose cargo will shift
- Improper or poor truck maintenance/inspections
- Defective parts or equipment on the truck
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Reckless driving
At Bifferato Gentilotti, we have developed an internal process for handling trucking accident claims that has proved to be efficient and effective. Our Wilmington truck accident attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation into the causes of the accident to determine liability and into the extent of all damage. This can include investigating the driver, the trucking company and their compliance with safety regulations, federal rules, and traffic laws.
Have You Received Any of These Common Injuries From a Truck Accident?
Truck accident survivors are often left with serious injuries. We commonly help people just like you who have suffered from any of the below injuries in a truck accident:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Ligament tears
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
- And more
It can be overwhelming to seek legal help while you are recovering after a serious collision, but at Bifferato Gentilloti LLC, we eliminate that stress by taking on the complexities of the case and leaving you to relax.
Time is of the Essence—Contact Us As Soon As Possible
Trucking companies often have their own legal teams and investigators who will attend an accident site immediately in an effort to control their liability. For this reason, it is important that you put our personal injury team on site as soon as possible to gather and preserve critical evidence before it is lost, misplaced, or even destroyed. Our firm has represented innumerable clients involved in accidents with all types of trucks, from 18-wheelers to tankers, dump trucks, cement trucks, and more.
Brain Injury $4,500,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys secured a $4.5 million dollar settlement for a client who suffered brain injuries during the course of his employment as a result of a crane (boom lift) rollover accident.
Wrongful Death $3,225,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys resolved a wrongful death claim and obtained $3.225 Million Dollars for the family of a motorcycle rider that was struck by a commercial vehicle.
Wrongful Death $2,200,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys resolved a wrongful death claim for $2.2 million dollars.
Motor Vehicle Accident $1,600,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled a personal injury case for $1.6 Million Dollars. Our client was in a rear end accident. She suffered severe and permanent back injuries which required multiple surgeries and several years of medical treatment.
Auto Accident $1,450,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled an auto accident claim for $1.450 million dollars. Bifferato Gentilotti ’s client suffered serious and permanent injuries to her leg as a result of the auto accident.
Auto Accident $1,400,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled an auto accident claim for $1.4 million dollars. Bifferato Gentilotti’s client was injured when a trailer being pulled by a commercial vehicle detached from the vehicle and struck Bifferato Gentilotti’s client’s vehicle.
Motor Vehicle Accident $1,150,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled a personal injury claim for $1.150 Million Dollars. Our client suffered severe and permanent back injuries when she was struck from the rear in a multi-car accident on the highway. She underwent back surgery and will require future treatment for her injuries.
Auto Accident $995,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled an auto accident claim for $995,000. Bifferato Gentilotti’s client was a passenger on a motorcycle when it was struck by a commercial vehicle
Auto Accident $981,000
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys settled an auto accident claim for $981,000. Bifferato Gentilotti’s client suffered injuries that required surgery to her back and shoulder as a result of the accident.
Workers' Compensation $980,554
Bifferato Gentilotti attorneys resolved a client’s personal injury and worker’s compensation claim for a total of $980,554.00.