Truck Accident Lawyer in Altamonte Springs, FL
After a truck accident, it is important to photograph and document the damage to all vehicles involved in the accident, photograph the accident scene, obtain police reports, interview witnesses, and call 911. A motor vehicle accident is bad enough, but when you are involved in a crash that involves a tractor-trailer, semi-truck, 18-wheeler, or other commercial vehicles, the repercussions can be disastrous. Even if trucking accidents do not result in a death, you and your passengers could sustain massive injuries, including broken bones, paralysis, brain injuries, catastrophic injuries, and severed limbs. If you have been in a trucking accident, call us; you are entitled to compensation for medical bills, your past and future pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages sustained from the accident.
Trucking Accident Causes
An important part of any lawsuit is determining who is at fault and to determine who is at fault; you must first determine the cause of the accident. 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, and trucking companies are required to follow strict procedures involving hiring practices, truck maintenance, recording keeping, and time on the job. Only an experienced truck accident attorney knows how to find, collect, interpret, and present the evidence that you must have 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.