Truck & Auto Accident Attorneys, Erie Pennsylvania

For over 40 years, our auto accident attorneys have represented people who have been injured in car accidents and truck accidents in Pennsylvania.  This also includes people injured in bus accidents, on bicycles and as pedestrians. Our primary offices are located in Meadville and Erie, but we help people all over the state of Pennsylvania and beyond. If you have been injured in a car accident we urge you to contact us by email, or call our offices: (800) 580-LAWS for a free case evaluation.

Automobile and other motor vehicle accidents have become a highly specialized field of law, often giving rise to complex auto insurance coverage issues.  Some automobile accidents are the result of simple negligence; others may have been caused by distraction due to cell phone use, texting or other dangerous activities, while some car accidents are caused by driving under the influence (DUI) or other outrageous conduct.

Automobile AccidentsOperators of motor vehicles such as cars and motorcycles and their passengers are particularly vulnerable to negligent and reckless driving by truckers.  The sheer size and weight of trucks and the speed at which they travel, limitations in their stopping distance and their blind spots, render these trucks extremely dangerous when not carefully and properly operated.  Truck drivers and trucking companies have a legal responsibility to follow the rules of the road, and that includes compliance with wide ranging federal regulations.  Trucks involved in collisions are often in violation of one or more of these regulations.  The regulation of the trucking industry is complex.  When we are called upon to represent a truck accident victim, we engage in an in depth investigation of the accident.  We identify all the causes of the collision.  It is not uncommon to find that many parties are accountable.

Truck AccidentsThe main office of the Jorden & White Law Firm is centrally located South of Erie in Meadville PA. Our offices are between Interstate 90 (I-90), Interstate 80 (I-80), the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) and Interstate 79 (I-79).  These interstate highways intersect Pennsylvania from Ohio, New York, New Jersey and West Virginia.  It is on these Interstate Highways that we see a majority of truck accidents.

If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle accident of any kind, our Meadville and Erie personal injury attorneys have the experience and expertise to defend your rights and hold the negligent or reckless motorist accountable. Please contact our offices to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer.

We can help with cases involving:

  • Automobile insurance claims
  • Under-insured motorist claims
  • Airbag and seat-belt failure
  • Tire failure
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Insurance bad faith claim
  • Vehicle defects

The following are examples of the types of automobile/truck accident cases, either settled or tried to verdict by Attorney Bill Jorden.

  • Numerous rear-end collision cases involving cervical injuries, including whiplash, herniated discs, chronic pain syndrome, occipital headaches, etc.
  • A young girl and her date were being driven home by another teenager who had been drinking.  The driver lost control of the car on a curve.  The young girl was thrown from the back seat into the windshield.  She sustained traumatic brain injury along with significant physical and mental impairment.
  • A car was being driven by a mother with her 2 young children aboard.  While rounding a bend she wandered into the oncoming lane of travel which resulted in a head-on collision with a pick up truck.  The mother was intoxicated.  One child was killed and the other suffered traumatic brain injury.  Bill Jorden was called upon to represent the children.
  • A young man was killed when his car slid into an intersection and was struck by an oncoming cement truck.  The failure of PennDOT to install adequate road signage and a visibly control signal were identified by Bill Jorden to have substantially contributed to the accident.
  • A teenage passenger in a car was killed when the car she was riding in became impaled on an improperly guarded PennDOT bridge and rail.
  • A car was being driven too fast for conditions in an area where children were known to play.  A child sustained serious injury when he was run over by the car after riding his sled down a terrace and into the street.
  • A 24-year old passenger in a pick up truck sustained traumatic brain injury affecting use of his legs, arms, speech and other cognitive abilities.  During a snow storm the truck he was riding in and another oncoming truck collided.
  • A center of the road head-on collision resulted in the death of a young mother.  The case required engineering accident reconstruction to establish direction of travel, point of impact and the ultimate liability of the other driver.