Commercial Trucking Accidents
Seeking Compensation for Commercial Trucking Accident Injuries
Injured by a Commercial Driver?
When someone is operating a heavy vehicle that is difficult to maneuver, that person has a responsibility to other drivers to operate the vehicle safely. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in a trucking accident, you may be legally entitled to compensation from the driver and/or the trucking company.
At The Florida Practice, we represent clients who have been injured in accidents involving semi trucks and other commercial vehicles.
Assessing Safety Violations and General Negligence
Because commercial trucks are massive and potentially dangerous, truck drivers and trucking companies are required to abide by strict Federal and state safety regulations, which address issues such as hours of service, maintenance, inspections and keeping accurate log books. Familiarity with Federal and state safety regulations is an important part of representing people involved in accidents with commercial vehicles.
If you have been injured in an accident involving an 18-wheeler or other commercial truck that violated safety rules, you may be entitled to punitive damages in addition to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Even if the driver and/or trucking company was adhering to documented standards, they can still be held liable for a truck accident caused by general negligence and disregard for the safety of others on the road.
Going Up Against Powerful Insurance Defense Firms
Law firms that defend the trucking industry are accustomed to handling major cases involving catastrophic injuries and/or fatalities. These firms are not in the business of agreeing quickly to large settlements and can be expected to scrutinize every detail in such cases. If you have been injured in a commercial trucking accident, you need an attorney experienced in handling commercial trucking cases.
These cases must be prepared meticulously before entering into settlement negotiations with the insurance carrier or attorney for the trucking company in order to maximize the compensation to which you are entitled.
At The Florida Practice, we thoroughly document and prepare every case as if it were going to trial and, in fact, are fully prepared to do so, if necessary, in order to pursue the maximize your recovery from the responsible party.
Contact us today to arrange a free consultation with attorney Hugh McDonnell discuss your potential claim. You will pay no fees or costs unless we win your case.
Contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 888-422-4200.