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We are an elite criminal defense law firm, that emphasizes providing the best service and professionalism to all clients. We service a curated clientele nationwide – that expect the best from their lawyer. We handle tough criminal defense and legal situations that require deep knowledge, experience, dedication, and excellence in order to win. We have over 50 years of combined experience, handling national and international cases.

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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.

 



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A fully loaded semi-trailer is well over 50 feet long, and it can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. On dry roads they take about 20 percent longer to come to a complete stop than a passenger vehicle, and when roads are wet, they can take up to 50 percent longer. Semi-trailers might weigh 20-30 times more than a passenger vehicle, and have significantly increased ground clearance too with the danger of underride accidents.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 3,842 people died in large truck crashes in the United States in 2015. A frightening 69 percent of those people were drivers or occupants of passenger vehicles. Another 15 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists. Over 104,000 people were injured. Many of those injuries were catastrophic.

The most recent ascertainable large truck crash statistics from San Diego are from 2014. There were nearly 6,600 large truck accidents in San Diego that year. Of those, There were 136 fatalities.

If a semi-trailer crashes into you or rolls over on top of you, it’s likely that somebody in your vehicle will be severely injured or killed. For those who are lucky enough to survive an accident with a large truck, common injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Complicated crush fractures
  • Spinal injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Amputations

Common causes of large truck crashes
As per the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), driver fatigue is the leading cause of large truck accidents. Some drivers receive incentives for shortened delivery times. By virtue of that fact, the driver’s ability to operate the semi-trailer decreases while the likelihood of becoming drowsy or falling asleep while driving increases. Some of the other common causes of large truck crashes confirmed by the NHTSA are:

  • Driver distraction like using a cellular device while driving
  • Speeding and reducing the driver’s reaction time
  • Overloaded trucks that increase stopping time and the chances of rolling over
  • Mechanical failure involving brakes and tires
  • Poor driver training and inexperienced drivers

The law of negligence
When a person is injured or killed in a crash involving a large truck, a lawsuit is likely to be filed. Nearly all of such lawsuits involve the law of negligence. Proving negligence in large truck accidents can be difficult as it’s fact specific, and certain elements must be proved through those facts. Those elements are that:

  • The truck driver owed the claimant a duty of care
  • There was a breach of that duty
  • The truck driver’s breach of duty caused the claimant to be injured
  • Those injuries were proximately caused by the crash
  • The claimant suffered legally recognized damages

If the claimant fails to prove any single element of negligence, his or her case fails in its entirety. That’s just one of the reasons why you need us.

Damages
If the claimant has indeed proved all of the elements of negligence, he or she is entitled to an award of damages. Most damages awards are based on the following factors:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Past and future lost earnings
  • Any permanent disability
  • Any permanent disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of a normal life
  • Funeral and burial expenses in the event of a wrongful death

Wrongful death in San Diego
The statute defines a wrongful death action as a claim seeking “to recover damages for the death of an individual caused by the wrongful act or neglect or unlawful violence or negligence of another ….” The statute only operates to the benefit of certain of the decedent’s family members, and those family members are specifically limited to the spouse, children or parents of the decedent or the decedent’s personal representative if no such family members exist. Damages that are recoverable include:

  • Reasonable hospital and medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of contribution and services and society from the decedent to his or her children
  • Expenses of the decedent’s estate administration

San Diego survival actions
An action for personal injury is allowed to survive the death of a decedent who died as a result of the carelessness and negligence of another. Survival actions are almost always brought as a second count of a lawsuit founded on a wrongful death claim. Only the administrator of the estate of the decedent can bring a survival action. Some of the damages in a survival action might include

  • Loss of earnings from date of injury to date of death
  • Loss of retirement income
  • Pain and suffering until time of death
  • Medical bills until time of death

The statute of limitations
San Diego has set a two year period within which an action for wrongful death or a survival action must be filed. There are very limited exceptions to these rules. If a claimant fails to file his or her lawsuit within that two year period, he or she is likely to be forever barred from proceeding further. Note that there might be a different filing deadline for each cause of action. A survival action might accrue before a wrongful death action.

Large truck crashes involve complex litigation. Both state and federal statutes and regulations might apply to a case. With our knowledge of the commercial trucking industry, we’re able to discover details and data that most attorneys don’t know is available. That’s why it’s vitally important to retain a law firm that has vast experience in large truck crashes. We’ll put our knowledge, experience and resources to work for you and your family. We’ll even seek out any “black box” data from the truck to determine the facts of the case immediately before impact.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation and case evaluation about any truck crash anywhere in Bucks County or Pennsylvania. You don’t need to have a penny in your pocket to talk with us, and no legal fees are due until such time as we obtain compensation for you. We’ll do everything that we can to maximize that compensation for you too.


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
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I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
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My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
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Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
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Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
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I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
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Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
Verified
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
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I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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