Truck Accident Lawyers
Truck accidents can be much more serious than regular traffic accidents because of the size of the vehicles involved. A car or small truck weighs around 3,000 lbs., while a commercial tractor-trailer (semi-truck) can weigh more than 70,000 lbs. when fully loaded. Consequently the injuries from a truck accident are often much more severe than other traffic accidents.
- Choose A Tale of Two Crashes to learn about low speed collision.
- Click on Recovering From Auto Injuries to learn about specific types of collisions.
- Select Understanding Low Velocity Whiplash Biomechanics to learn about whiplash injuries in great detail.
- Choose Understanding Mild Traumatic Brain Injury to learn about how brain injuries can occur from an auto collision – even without direct head impact.
We’ve represented victims of tractor-trailer accidents and have seen first hand the severity of the injuries that truck accidents can cause. They include brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones and even death. We have fought hard to ensure that our truck accident clients have been fully compensated for their injuries and we will fight hard for you. Some of our truck accident verdicts and settlements
Truckers and trucking companies are required to follow unique state and federal laws and regulations. These rules may actually provide more ammunition for the successful prosecution of your claim, provided your lawyer is experienced in their complexities.
Truck accidents can be caused in the same ways as car accidents. However, because of the size of the demands on the truckers, they may also involve other causes, such as:
- Lack of Trucking Experience
- Overloaded Truck
- Oversized Truck
- Large Blind Spots (caused by trailers)
- Driving too many hours without a break
Here again, an experienced truck accident attorney may be better able to help you evaluate the cause of the accident and that experience is likely to help you recover more of the compensation you deserve.
Another factor that makes truck accidents more complex than an accident involving two autos is the number of parties involved. In addition to you and the truck driver (and any other drivers or vehicles involved if it was a multi-vehicle accident), a truck accident lawsuit may also involve the trucking company and manager, the truck owner, and the insurance companies of these parties. The trucking companies and their insurance companies are often very aggressive in trying to settle with the injured parties and have been known to take advantage of victims and their families who are not represented by experienced truck accident attorneys.
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The Florida trucking accident lawyers at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter have the experience and resources to stand up to the trucking companies and their insurers. We know what is at stake and we know how to win. We’ll not only help you through the lawsuit, but will also help you find the resources to put your life back together.
If you have been involved in a truck accident, please contact one of our experienced Florida truck accident attorneys. We will evaluate your claim for free and you won’t have to pay any attorneys fees until we win or settle your case.