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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.
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 will cause medical bills to pile up. In some cases, it can even cause 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. However, proving this and getting them 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.
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Common Causes of Florida Trucking Accidents
Florida truck accidents can sometimes be just that – an accident. However, many crashes in Florida happen because of some form of negligence from another driver. A personal injury attorney will examine 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
The negligent Florida party is the side that has the legal responsibility to prevent others from harm. The accident resulted because this party failed to accomplish this.
In the state of Florida, however, it is the victim’s responsibility to prove the negligence in court. Our personal injury firm will dive into 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 be calculated by including:
- 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 state 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/Bradenton, Orlando and Lakeland by apt 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 from 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.