Florida Truck Accident Lawyer
Injured In A Trucking Accident?
Need a Ft Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale, Miami, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Belle Glade, Pahokee, West Palm Beach, Port St Lucie, Kissimmee, Naples, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville truck accident lawyer?
When an auto is involved with a truck in an accident, the damage is usually significant to the auto and the occupants. Hiring an experienced truck accident lawyer, may mean the difference of receiving tens of thousands of dollars or millions of dollars. The lawyers at J Scott Gunn, PA are experienced truck accident attorneys and will treat you like family and not just another client.
Experience and Resources to Establish Your Truck Crash Claim
In holding negligent truck drivers accountable, we review all records related to your medical condition and the responsible party’s driving record. We employ a network of experts to investigate the accident scene, reconstruct the tragic events, and analyze the data from the truck’s black box. Truck driving cases are complex, but we are equipped to provide a high level of representation.
Holding Drivers and Trucking Companies Accountable for Trucking Accidents
Truck drivers work long hours and are often pressured by their employer to complete their tasks by any means necessary. That results in shortcuts that amount to negligence. Drivers are required to adhere to regulations involving time on the road, number of breaks, and weight of the load they carry. Under the law, a trucking company can be held liable for the negligence of its drivers.
You do not have to retain a firm in Florida if the accident
occurs in Florida. You need to retain a firm that specializes in truck
accidents. Often times, firms from other states, such as ours, are retained
because of their experience and knowledge. Many times, though the injured auto
occupants may live in Florida, the truck company is from a state other than
Florida. You need truck accident lawyers that do the following:
- Answer the phone when you make that first call
- Send out an investigator to obtain photos and make measurements and, if forensic work is necessary, send out a trucking accident reconstruction specialist.
- File any necessary equitable relief, e.g., writs of sequestration,
pleadings to protect the truck from any repairs that would alter the evidence.
- Get you to Board Certified Physicians to make sure that you receive the best medical care possible for your injuries
- File your suit as soon as possible and aggressively fight for your rights taking depositions, sending out discovery and building your legal case.
- Where ethically permitted, advancing you monies, interest free, to pay for necessary expenses since your income is stopped due to an inability to work.
Catastrophic Injuries When Safety Was Not a Priority
Before getting into the truck cab, a driver is required to perform a pre-trip inspection so that when a truck driver before the driver
turns the ignition key, they are doing so with the notion that everything is safe. The pre-trip inspection is to detect problems before the rig gets on the street. There have to be periodic brake checks, including caliper settings, hydraulic, pneumatic and air brakes, adequate sleep and rest time in accordance with federal laws, and a trailer load that is properly secured, loaded and
manageable. If they fall short, each and every car they pass is at risk of an accident. Every driver could suffer injury or death. These requirements apply to all interstate drivers and the failure to do any of these things can result in negligent driving. This is often the cause of a truck accident resulting in serious injury. It does not matter what kind of truck as these requirements apply to:
- Tanker Trucks – Oilfield Trucks- Pipe Haulers- Chemical Trucks and other trucks with trailers carrying hazardous materials
- Slow Moving – Log Trucks, Garbage Trucks, Dump Trucks, Cement Trucks, Gravel Trucks and Construction Zone Trucks entering and exiting a highway construction zone, Wide-Load Convoys, Bulldozers, Farm Equipment and slow moving Paving Equipment
- Freight Liners, UPS, DHL, Fed-Ex, U-Haul, Mayflower and other van lines
- Shuttle Bus, Casino Bus, Vacation Bus, Tour Bus, Greyhound Buses
- Most all other 18-wheeler, Big-Rig, Flatbeds, Tractor/Trailer combinations
Commercial Trucks Not Large In Size But With A Large Insurance Policy
The amount of cash settlements in commercial truck cases, are potentially much larger than auto only accidents generally for one reason: the size of the insurance policy. You know that your personal auto policy is sometimes as low as the Florida state minimum limits. When there are commercial vehicles such as a company van, company pick-up, tow trucks, etc., the policies of insurance coverage are usually much larger and you can be fairly and fully compensated when the driver is negligent.
Contact us online or call us at 954-462-1323 to schedule your initial consultation with Fort Lauderdale Truck Accident Lawyer J. Scott Gunn, P.A. so that you can learn more about your rights and options.