Orlando Truck Accident Attorney
A car typically weighs around two tons, while a fully loaded 18-wheeler or commercial truck can weigh more than 40 tons. This disparity in size ensures that a commercial truck will cause catastrophic damage to any vehicle or person that comes into contact with it. From a legal standpoint, truck accidents are very different than car crashes. At LaBar Adams our attorneys are prepared to deal with the differences!
Florida law requires commercial trucks to carry different types of insurance than passenger cars. In most cases, commercial trucks carry much higher amounts and limits than cars. As a result, insurance companies go to great lengths to limit their damages from the very beginning. Insurance companies may send out teams of investigators to the scene of the accident within hours. It is not uncommon for the adjuster to contact an injured person immediately after the truck accident.
The insurance companies are going to fight to limit your financial recovery. You need an attorney on your side to fight back. That is where we come in. Our highly experienced truck accident attorneys will fully document every part of your claim. We will demonstrate why the trucking company or other parties were at fault. We will also show the full extent of your damages. When necessary, we will retain an experienced reconstructionist to fully investigate the cause of the truck accident and will enlist expert witnesses to prove your claim.
Depending on the facts, the owner of the truck, the owner of the trailer and the owner of the goods being transported may all be different entities. There may be maintenance issues or product liability issues as well. Each of these companies may share liability for the injuries you sustained during the accident. Our experienced truck accident lawyers can sort through the often complex issues in order to help you get justice against every responsible party.
Truck Accident - Possible Causes
Truck accident cases are very complex and can be caused by a multitude of issues, including:
- Driver training and licensing issues
- Improper care and maintenance of the truck
- Mechanical defects or failures (breaks, tires, etc.)
- Truck driver errors
- Truck driver fatigue
- Violation of Federal and/or State trucking laws
Who Is At Fault ?
There are a number of different possible responsible parties in a truck accident, including:
- The truck driver
- The owner of the truck
- The employer of the truck driver
- The company or the person who leased the truck
- The owner of the leasing company
- The manufacturer of the truck, trailer, or its components
Our attorneys will research the specific circumstances of the truck accident you were involved in to identify who is(are) liable for the injuries you and/or your family suffered during the accident.
What To Do If You Get Involved In A Truck Accident
We strongly suggest you proceed fast to protect your legal rights if you are involved in an accident with a truck or a semi-truck, seeking the advice of an attorney who has experience handling these types of cases!
Also, if you are injured, you need to seek medical attention as soon as possible, so the defendant cannot argue your injuries are not directly related to the accident.
Helping Truck Accident Victims
Being involved in a truck accident may be devastating! Those who sustain injuries in this type of accidents often deal with severe psychological trauma and express the inability of driving a car again, which prevent them from working and living a normal life! Protect your rights and your future! If you or a loved one has been injured in a commercial truck accident in Orlando or anywhere in Central Florida, contact our personal injury lawyers as soon as possible for a consultation. You may call us at 1-866-680-4LAW (4529) or fill out our online form located at the top of this page and one of our attorneys will contact you shortly.
Time is of essence! Each truck accident is surrounded by a unique set of circumstances or special considerations and may have more than one party involved. Our Orlando truck accident attorneys are highly experienced handling these types of cases. We respond to after-hours messages promptly and can visit you at home or in the hospital if you are unable to come to our office. Evening or weekend appointments are available upon request.