Commercial trucks are a common sight on Florida roadways, transporting heavy loads of goods or other materials. Like every other motor vehicle, semi-trucks are sometimes involved in accidents. Because of their sheer size and weight, semi trucks are far more likely to cause serious physical injuries or death than passenger vehicles, when they are involved in an accident.
Truck drivers have a legal obligation to abide by federal and state trucking regulations when on duty and to obey the rules of the road. Unfortunately, many truck drivers place other motorists at risk because they want to meet a deadline or accumulate more driving hours. The results of such negligent and reckless actions can be catastrophic to unsuspecting motorists.
We believe that the costs associated with hiring a lawyer shouldn’t prevent any serious truck accident victim from obtaining sound legal counsel. Because of this, our law firm handles all truck accident claims on a contingency fee basis. This means there are no out of pocket expenses and you only owe attorney’s fees if we settle your claim or win a favorable verdict in court.
Outside of driver negligence, the truck itself can create dangers for the motorists around it. Mechanical failure of the truck, insufficiently maintained trucks or trailers and inadequately secured cargo can all cause serious accidents. The following are parties that may be held liable for causing a truck accident.
As described above, a variety of parties can be held liable in a truck accident, depending on the circumstances and the cause. Our experienced Sarasota truck accident lawyers can review your case and conduct an independent analysis of the accident evidence to help determine liability.
If you’ve been seriously injured or are the spouse of someone killed in a truck accident, we invite you to contact our experienced attorneys today. We offer no cost case reviews for all injury cases. We also work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you owe no attorney’s fees unless we settle your claim or win a favorable judgement in court.
The same damages that are available in any personal injury claim in the state of Florida are available in truck accident cases. Primarily:
In the event that the truck accident resulted in a wrongful death, the victims family may be entitled to further damages.
Successfully trying a truck accident lawsuit requires an exhaustive understanding of both state and federal laws, the drive and determination to win, and practical litigation experience. Trucking companies and insurance companies have the resources and the wherewithal to vigorously defend their interests against truck accident claims. It can be extremely difficult to reach a fair case resolution unless you have sound legal counsel on your side.
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