Alafaya Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer
When a semi-truck collides with a passenger vehicle, the result is often tragic. The huge size and weight of a semi-truck – as much as 30 times heavier than a passenger vehicle – can cause tremendous damage to the much smaller vehicle and, unfortunately, to the people inside.
A semi-truck’s size and weight also make it more difficult to maneuver in traffic and to accelerate and brake. Truck drivers are often under pressure from their employers to drive long hours past the legal limit, which causes fatigue and a greater risk of accidents. Crashes also often result from poorly maintained brakes, tires, and other parts of the truck.
For all these reasons, fatal accidents occur in about 5,000 crashes involving large trucks every year in the United States. Florida, unfortunately, is one of the top states for deaths caused by large truck crashes.
You May Be Entitled to Substantial Compensation in Alafaya for Semi-Truck Accident Injuries
Survivors of crashes with semi-trucks often have serious, life-changing or fatal injuries. If you were recently seriously injured in a semi-truck accident anywhere in Florida where another party was at fault, or if a loved one was killed in a Florida truck accident, consulting with an experienced Alafaya semi-truck accident lawyer is in your best interest.
The Dennis Hernandez Alafaya truck accident lawyers want to hear what happened to you and help you understand your legal options. If another party or parties caused or partially caused the accident, we can help you pursue substantial compensation for the pain, suffering and losses (damages) the accident has caused and may cause in the future.
Call us at 855-529-3366 or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on our website to discuss your case with an experienced Alafaya truck accident lawyer.
Major Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents in Alafaya, Florida
In almost all traffic accidents, somebody is at fault because they were negligent. It could be one or more drivers who were negligent, or it could be that the semi-truck and its parts were improperly manufactured or maintained.
The most common cause of large truck accidents, according to a study from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, is brake malfunction. When the driver’s negligence is to blame, the most common cause is speeding.
Impairment is the second most common cause of semi accidents that result from driver negligence. Impairment can have many causes:
- Prescription, over-the-counter, or illegal drugs
- Driver fatigue, which is very common among semi-truck drivers who may drive long hours
Driver distraction is another common cause of semi accidents. It is often related to drivers texting or talking on mobile devices while driving.
Our experienced Alafaya semi-truck accident lawyers have the resources, knowledge, and skill to investigate the accident thoroughly, determine the cause of the accident, and collect and present the evidence necessary to prove negligence.
Who Is Responsible for an Alafaya Semi-Truck Accident?
To obtain compensation for injuries received in an Alafaya semi-truck crash, you and your lawyer will need to show that someone’s (a person and/or a company) negligence caused or partially caused the accident that resulted in your getting hurt.
The negligent party or parties can be totally or partially responsible for the crash. If you were also partially at fault, you may still be eligible for compensation, since Florida uses a system of comparative fault to determine injury settlements and awards. Consulting with consult with an experienced Alafaya semi-truck accident lawyer to find out what your rights are in your situation is, therefore, very important.
In addition, in accidents involving semi-trucks, there can be many parties at fault, including the driver of the truck, the truck’s owner, the truck’s manufacturer, the people or companies responsible for the semi’s maintenance and repair, and the owner of the load the truck was carrying. You need an experienced, skilled truck accident attorney to investigate your accident, determine all possible at fault, negligent parties and amass the evident needed to prove negligence on their part.
The Dennis Hernandez Alafaya accident team has extensive experience investigating accidents and identifying all the people and companies whose negligence contributed to crashes. We will include all of them as defendants in a semi-truck lawsuit so that you can get the maximum compensation you to which you are entitled under Florida law.
How Much Compensation Can You receive from an Alafaya Semi-Truck Accident Lawsuit?
When someone else’s negligence caused or contributed to an accident in which you or a family member were seriously injured, Florida law gives you the right to seek compensation for the harm (damages) the accident caused.
Compensation may be available for your past, present, and projected future economic and non-economic damages, including but not limited to:
- medical expenses, including hospital stays, office visits, procedures, medication, assistive devices and rehabilitative care
- lost income and diminished earning capacity
- physical pain and suffering
- emotional suffering
- scars, disabilities, disfigurement
- diminished capacity to enjoy life
- your family’s loss of your companionship, assistance and guidance
Our experienced Alafaya semi-truck accident lawyers will aggressively pursue the full, fair amount of compensation you deserve for all possible damages. We will not accept a penny less than what justice demands!
How an Experienced Alafaya Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help You
An experienced Alafaya semi-truck accident lawyer has the resources and knowledge needed to stand up to negligent parties’ insurance companies and get you the full compensation you deserve. Insurance company representatives use many different tactics to get accident victims to settle for less than they deserve, but we know how they work and will not accept a penny less than the full amount to which you are entitled.
We will negotiate aggressively with insurance company representatives so you don’t have to. We will present compelling evidence showing who was at fault for the accident and demonstrate the full extent of your need for substantial compensation.
Unlike many other Florida accident injury lawyers, we never settle in order to avoid going to court. We are experienced trial lawyers who are ready to take the fight to the courtroom to get the financial award you need and deserve.
We will be by your side throughout the entire legal process, keeping you updated on progress on your case and promptly answering all of your questions. We protect your rights and never give in or back down.
Call us at 855-529-3366 or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on our website to get the powerful representation you need to win your Alafaya semi-truck accident case.