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Florida Truck Accident Lawyer

Injuries and accidents involving trucks and commercial vehicles are some of the most severe and destructive accidents in the state. The weight and size of Florida commercial vehicles make big rigs a hazardous threat on the Florida roads. This is especially true if these vehicles are negligently handled or improperly maintained. However, proving this and getting an insurance company to cover the costs associated with a truck accident can be and complicated. In court, you’ll want a talented personal injury lawyer fighting for you. At Dennis Hernandez & Associates, our accident attorneys in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota/Bradenton, Orlando and Lakeland (by appointment) are committed to helping victims of trucking accidents. We can send a representative to meet you anywhere in Florida to begin working on your case. Submit a free case evaluation below, and one of our skilled attorneys will review your case with you at no cost. 

Our legal team at Dennis Hernandez & Associates has won car crash cases throughout the state. We’ve helped locals and tourists across Florida navigate the complexities of truck accident cases at one of our multiple offices in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota/Bradenton, Orlando and Lakeland (by appointment). We can send a representative to meet you anywhere in Florida to begin working on your case. Submit a free case evaluation below, and one of our skilled attorneys will review your case with you at no cost.

Large commercial vehicles are often part of multi-vehicle truck accidents. Liability becomes a huge problem for everyone involved in these cases. The aftermath of these trucking accidents can require a significant amount of recovery time and can cause medical bills to pile up. In some cases, the victim may suffer a loss of income due to losing the ability to perform job tasks. 

Florida truck driving companies and drivers should be held responsible for their negligence.

Common Causes of Florida Trucking Accidents

Florida truck accidents can sometimes be just that – accidents. However, many crashes in Florida happen because of some form of negligence from another driver. A personal injury attorney will examine the case to determine any potential negligence, which can include: 

  • Improper maintenance causing mechanical failures
  • Unbalanced freights or an overloaded weight
  • Ignoring Florida road signs and rules
  • Driving while tired or distracted
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Trucking Company Responsibilities

A person that has been found to be negligent in an accident resulting in injury is considered the responsible party at fault.

In the state of Florida, however, the victim has the burden of proving negligence in court. Our personal injury firm will thoroughly review statements and accident reports after your trucking accident. We’ll gather all relevant information, including: 

  • Dash cam footage 
  • Black box downloads
  • GPS data
  • Driver log books 
  • Vehicle inspections
  • Brake or tire issues
  • Improper loading of the truck

Determining Damages of Florida Truck Crashes

A truck accident can lead to property damage, medical expenses, pain and suffering and loss of income. The injury lawyers at Dennis Hernandez & Associates know damages can include:

  • Cost of hospital bills
  • Ongoing treatment bills
  • Lost wages due to recovery time
  • Loss of job due to long-term injuries
  • Emotional distress
  • Damage to vehicle

By understanding the full effect of your car crash, we can better calculate the true cost of your injuries. Don’t let the insurance company shortchange you for the damage your trucking accident has caused in each aspect of your life. Contact us for a free case evaluation.

 

Why You Need a Truck Accident Attorney

After a truck accident, the insurance company is not your friend. The defense will begin to build a case against you, and it will use anything it can find to undermine the severity of your injuries.  

 You need the guidance and experience of a personal injury law firm to collect evidence and prove negligence. This gives you the time and space to heal. Financial compensation from the guilty party won’t completely make up for physical damage, but it can ease the burden of medical bills and lost wages after an accident. 

Consult an Experienced Florida Injury Lawyer

At Dennis Hernandez & Associates, our injury attorneys in Tampa, St Petersburg, Sarasota, Orlando and Lakeland (by appt only) understand how difficult finances can be after a truck accident. Because of this, we offer a free initial consultation, and there are no fees or costs unless we win. We understand your accident has caused you enough stress, and we want to make the legal process easier for you. You may be tempted to tackle a seemingly straightforward claim on your own, but it is so easy to be taken advantage of by large insurance companies. 

We can build your case to demonstrate your need for compensation for physical, emotional and financial damages caused by your truck accident. Contact one of our five Florida offices, and we will send a representative out to you anywhere in the state to begin working on your truck accident claim. 

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Learn more information on what to do at the scene of your accident, and about the personal injury claim timeline. Visit our FAQ page
for answers to common personal injury questions.

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If you’ve been injured at the hand of another, contact us 24/7 for a free case evaluation. One of our experienced personal injury attorneys will review your claim with you at no charge. Call us at (855) LAW-DENNIS

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