Sarasota Truck Liability Attorney
In 2014 there were 411,000 crashes reported to the police that involved large trucks, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). One percent of those crashes resulted in at least one fatality (usually the other driver), and 20 percent resulted in nonfatal injuries. When looking at the ratio of large trucks to passenger vehicles on the road, these numbers are high due to the fact that large trucks make up only a small percentage of all traffic. In fact, large trucks only make up three percent of traffic, yet are involved in nine percent of all fatal traffic collisions, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Due to their immense size, collisions involving trucks are often traumatic and incredibly costly for all parties involved. If the other vehicle was a passenger vehicle, the injuries are almost always one-sided as well. It is no secret that trucking companies are targeted when collisions between passenger vehicles and trucks occur, due to the stigma put on the driving behavior of truck drivers.
While many truck drivers are cautious and prudent, countless others are not, which gives the entire industry a bad name and negatively affects the trucking companies and insurance providers who employ and cover faultless truck drivers who are involved in collisions that they did not cause. The Sarasota truck liability attorneys of HD Law Partners prepare winning cases for our clients with the aid of outside experts, detailed police reports, witnesses statements, and reenacting the accident if need be.
Analysis of all Available Data to Find True Cause of the Collision
Our attorneys are experienced with all of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) regulations that apply to truck drivers, hours driven, qualifications, the maintenance of vehicles, and other pertinent information. In order to discover the true cause of the collision, we do not simply stop at the police report. Our Sarasota attorneys investigate weight tickets, black box data, maintenance dates, and driving logs and records to get to the bottom of the accident. We take into account possible other factors that may lead to contributory negligence on the other driver’s behalf. Were they swerving? Did they have their lights off during low-light hours? While we are experienced in mediation and coming to fair and reasonable settlement agreements, we are more than prepared to take your case to jury trial as well.
The attorneys at HD Law Partners in Sarasota have experience in all types of trucking collisions, and have worked on cases involving all types of trucks, including tractor-trailers, flatbeds and tankers. Indeed, we have experience in the following types of collisions:
- Swinging turns
- Blind spots
- Unbalanced/loose load
- Rear-end collisions
Contact an Experienced Sarasota Truck Liability Attorney Today
Contact the Sarasota Truck Liability Attorneys of HD Law Partners today for help in assessing and defending against invalid claims. We can begin working on your case immediately.