Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents

The law firm of Bordas & Bordas has a long history of representing truck accident victims in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Our attorneys have a track record of obtaining justice where it counts: in the courtroom. We have obtained numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and answer your questions.

Holding Trucking Companies and Their Employers Accountable

State and federal guidelines govern the operation and maintenance of 18-wheelers and other large trucks. When truck drivers and the companies that employ them fail to follow these laws, the lives of innocent drivers, passengers and pedestrians are at risk. Common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Faulty truck maintenance
  • Speeding and reckless driving
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Negligent hiring practices
  • Overdriving and falsification of driving records

Bordas & Bordas is experienced in investigating when drivers and trucking companies disregard state and federal safety guidelines and engage in practices such as staying on the road when the driver is supposed to be resting and even taking drugs to stay awake. Settlements and verdicts in cases like the $6 million result in Evans v. Allied Waste as well as the verdict in Toohey v. Schneider National Trucking , among many others, are illustrative of Bordas & Bordas' track record of results in this area.

The Bordas firm has also recovered significant verdicts against truck drivers:

  • The Lori Poludniak case, which was tried in Belmont County, Ohio, resulted in a verdict of $650,000 in the early 1980s. This was the first case in the northern panhandle in which a Bordas client suffered from fibromyalgia as a result of a traumatic injury.
  • The Roger Parker case in 1982 returned one of the first significant soft tissue verdicts in the northern panhandle when Mr. Parker was awarded $665,000 in Marshall County, West Virginia.
  • The Ron Connor case returned a verdict of $600,000 in the Northern District of West Virginia.

Our lawyers have also represented clients in numerous wrongful death cases involving trucking companies. These cases include a death case in Ohio County, West Virginia, that resulted in a verdict of approximately $4 million in 1993. The Strope v. Honda case not only involved an automobile-truck collision, but also was a product liability case, returning a verdict in excess of $4 million.

Contact Us - Free Case Evaluation

Have you or a loved one been injured in a semi-truck accident? Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable truck accident lawyer. We offer free initial consultations and bill on a contingent fee basis — you won't have to pay us a thing unless we obtain results for you.

The results in a legal case depend on a variety of factors, many of which are unique to each case. Prior results by this firm or any other do not guarantee future results. Case results presented here are illustrations of the type of work done by Bordas & Bordas and not a guarantee that any prospective case will yield any particular amount.


Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable attorney. We offer free initial consultations and bill on a contingent fee basis — you won’t have to pay us a fee unless we collect money for you.