Trucking Accidents

Accidents involving semi-trucks (commonly referred to as 18-wheelers or tractor-trailers) can have severe consequences for those involved, and can result in severe injuries, and even fatalities. Trucking accidents often are complex, and may involve an array of issues that cause or contribute to the accident:

  • Negligence in hiring or failure to properly investigate a truck driver’s history
  • Drivers who lack proper training or supervision
  • Drivers who operate their vehicles for longer shifts than legally permitted
  • Ignoring of posted speed limits, traffic signals, or other devices
  • Drivers who operate their vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Failure of the trucking company to properly inspect the vehicle, or ignoring a known safety issue with a vehicle
  • Violations of laws regarding maximum capacity, or improperly packing and storing of hazardous items
  • Unreasonable standards and schedules imposed by trucking companies
  • Brake or light malfunctions
  • Operating a truck during inclement or unsafe weather conditions
  • Improper use of mirrors, or failure to notice blind spots
  • Overloading of trucks

Florida is a comparative negligence state, and therefore, liability for damages caused by an accident are apportioned based on each party’s responsibility. Responsible parties for your damages may include:

  • The driver
  • The driver’s employer
  • The company that owns the truck
  • The company leasing the truck
  • The truck manufacturer
  • The truck loader
  • The manufacturer of the truck’s parts and internal components
  • The company responsible for the truck’s maintenance

As experienced attorneys we can help you recover the following damages:

  • Past medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium

If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, let us fight for you to get the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys will stand up to insurance companies on your behalf.. Call now for a free consultation.