Bonita Springs Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer
Every year in the United States, almost 5,000 people are killed and more than 146,000 are injured in accidents involving large trucks, according to data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Unfortunately, Florida is one of the leading states for number of truck accidents and accident-related fatalities. In one recent year, for example, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) shows that there were over 10,000 large truck accidents in Florida, which caused more than 4,000 injuries and over 400 fatalities.
Injuries from semi-truck accidents are often serious or fatal. A semi-truck may be as much as 30 times heavier than a car or other passenger vehicle. In a collision, the size and weight of the semi often causes severe damage to the passenger vehicle and the people inside.
If you have been seriously injured in an accident with a semi-truck, you may be facing many new, life-altering problems. The experienced Dennis Hernandez Bonita Springs semi-truck accident lawyers know we can’t change what has happened, but if someone else’s negligence caused the accident, we can help resolve some of your difficulties going forward.
We’ve been helping accident victims in Bonita Springs and throughout Florida get compensated fairly for their injuries for more than twenty-five years. We will put our experience, legal knowledge and skills to work helping you navigate the truck accident claims process and obtain the full, fair compensation you deserve.
Call us today at 855-529-3366 or fill in the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on our website to talk with an experienced Bonita Springs truck accident lawyer about your case.
What Causes Semi-Truck Crashes in Bonita Springs, Florida?
Driving a semi-truck requires a high level of skill and attention. The large size of the trucks makes them hard to maneuver, and they need a lot of room to come to a stop. Semi-truck drivers may not be able to drive their trucks safely if they are tired, impaired by drugs or alcohol, speeding, distracted, sick, or following another vehicle too closely.
Research shows that driving while fatigued is a factor in 13% of large truck accidents. Even though federal law limits how long commercial truck drivers can be on the road without a break, semi drivers are often pressured by their employers to drive long hours, past the legal limits, to get to their destinations faster.
Federal law also prohibits semi drivers from texting while they are driving, but many do so anyway. When texting, the average semi driver who is driving at 55 mph will take their eyes off the road long enough to travel the length of a football field without watching where they are going.
Speeding is another risk factor for semi-truck accidents. Truck drivers go too fast for the road conditions for the same reason they drive excessively long hours – to deliver their cargo faster
Accidents also occur when trucks are not properly maintained, repaired, or inspected. Faulty brakes or tires and improperly loaded cargo increase the chances of getting into a crash.
Our experienced Dennis Hernandez Bonita Springs semi-truck lawyers have the experience and resources to investigate your semi-truck accident and gather evidence showing the cause of the crash and who was responsible. We will then use that evidence to build a compelling case for substantial compensation for all the damages you have suffered because of their negligence.
Who Can Be Held Responsible for a Semi-Truck Accident in Bonita Springs?
Florida law gives you the right to seek compensation for serious injuries caused by somebody else’s negligence. In truck accident cases, there are several different parties whose negligence could have been responsible for, or contributed to, the accident, and it is important to identify all of them.
Possible responsible parties include:
- the truck driver
- people or company that owns the truck
- people or company that owns the cargo
- people or companies who maintain, repair, and/or inspect the truck and its parts
- the companies that manufactured the truck and/or its parts
The experienced Dennis Hernandez Bonita Springs semi-truck accident lawyers will investigate your accident and research all parties who may have been negligent, and whose mistakes or unsafe behavior could have contributed to the accident. We will then seek to hold them financially responsible for the expenses and losses you incurred and will continue to incur because of the accident.
Compensation That You May Recover in a Bonita Springs Semi-Truck Accident Lawsuit
If another party or parties’ negligence caused or contributed to your semi-truck accident injuries, you have the right to bring a claim for damages against the negligent parties. These damages can be both economic, as in financial losses and expenses, and non-economic, as in more subjective losses and suffering.
By bringing a claim for damages, you may be able to recover substantial compensation, including compensation for things such as:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Scarring, disfigurement and disability
- Mental anguish, stress and anxiety
- Diminished capacity to enjoy life
- Your family’s loss of your assistance, guidance and companionship
- Loss of income
- Diminished earning capacity in the future
- Medical expenses, such as hospital stays, procedures, office visits, treatments, medication and assistive devices
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Other damages recoverable under Florida law
The experienced Dennis Hernandez Bonita Springs semi-truck accident lawyers have the experience, skill and resources to identify all negligent parties and demonstrate the full extent of your need for substantial compensation.
We Can Help You Get Full and Fair Compensation for Your Truck Accident Injuries in Bonita Springs
The Dennis Hernandez Bonita Springs semi-truck accident lawyers have the experience, knowledge, dedication, and resources to help you get compensated fully and fairly for all the damages you have suffered.
We will investigate your accident thoroughly and gather proof of negligence, negotiate aggressively with the negligent parties’ insurance companies so that you don’t have to, and be well prepared to go to trial to fight for your rights if that’s what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve.
The Dennis Hernandez law firm has more than 25 years of experience helping people like you throughout the state of Florida. We are dedicated to pursuing justice for our clients and holding negligent parties responsible for the harm they have done. We have achieved multi-million-dollar settlements and awards for clients and want to help you get the substantial compensation you deserve.
The Dennis Hernandez lawyers never give up, never back down, and never accept any offer that is less than you deserve.
Call us today at 855-529-3366 or fill in the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on our website to get started on your case. We provide expert legal advice and services for FREE until we win your case.