Truck Accident Lawyer in Orlando, FL
After a truck accident, it is crucial to call 911, photograph and document the damage to all vehicles involved in the incident, obtain police reports, and interview witnesses. Being involved in a motor vehicle accident is devastating enough, but when you are involved in a crash that involves a tractor-trailer, semi-truck, 18-wheeler, or another commercial vehicle, the repercussions can be even more disastrous. Even if a trucking accident does not result in death, you and your passengers could sustain serious injuries. If you have been in a trucking accident, call an auto accident attorney in Orlando, FL. You are entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages sustained from the accident.
Trucking Accident Causes
To determine who is at fault of an accident, you must first determine the cause. Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Unreasonable Schedules
- Improperly Loaded or Overloaded Trucks
- Defective Equipment
- Poorly Maintained Truck
- Lack of Driver Training and Experience
- Dangerous Weather Conditions
- Defective Roadways
- Excessive Speed
- Negligent Drivers of Other Vehicles
One reason truck accident lawsuits are so complex is that they can involve multiple responsible parties, including:
- Truck Driver
- Trucking Company
- Equipment Manufacturers
- Other Negligent Drivers
- Government Entities
- Unique Truck Laws
Successfully pursuing a truck accident lawsuit requires an in-depth understanding of state and federal trucking regulations. Truck drivers, through driving logs and other records, are held to a higher standard than drivers of passenger vehicles. Trucking companies are required to follow strict procedures involving hiring practices, truck maintenance, recording keeping, and time on the job. Only an experienced a personal injury attorney in Orlando, FL knows how to find, collect, interpret, and present the evidence you need to prove your case. Call Attorney Jonathan Torres to handle your case.
Contact us in Altamonte Springs, Florida, to learn more about our service options for your situation. Our attorneys work with clients throughout Central Florida.