Tampa Truck Accident Attorney
It’s impossible to drive in Tampa and not see large trucks. Indeed, semi-trucks and tractor trailers are on just about every major road in Tampa, and for good reason: these trucks are responsible for bringing produce and consumer goods in and out of the state. There is no doubt that without large trucks and their drivers, the economy–and likely our quality of life–would suffer.
But the sheer size of these trucks makes driving around them dangerous. If a large truck collision occurs, the smaller vehicle is often crushed by the force of the larger, which can weigh up to 20 times that of the smaller car. The force involved can result in tragic injuries.
At the office of HD Law Partners, our Tampa truck accident attorneys are passionate about representing those harmed in trucking accidents and their family members. For a free consultation, please call us today.
Proving Liability in a Large Truck Accident
If you’ve been in a large truck accident and have suffered serious injuries and damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, future medical costs, and pain and suffering, you surely deserve to be compensated. Unfortunately, bringing forth a truck accident claim that is successful can be difficult, in large part because liability in a large truck accident is often complex. Consider the list of parties who may share fault in a trucking accident:
- The truck driver;
- A third party driver;
- The victim;
- The trucking company;
- A shipper or loader of cargo;
- The truck (or truck part) manufacturer; or
- A third party responsible for truck repairs or maintenance.
Identifying fault is critical. In order to do this, our lawyers open a comprehensive investigation that uses eyewitness testimony, driver’s logs, truck ‘black box’ data, accident reconstruction evidence, expert opinion, and more to prove liability. An investigation of this sort requires knowledge and resources – our team brings both to the table.
In any collision between a motor vehicle and a tractor-trailer or heavy other commercial vehicle, the trucking company is often quickly targeted by the lawyer representing the driver of the passenger vehicle. Trucking companies and their carriers face an uphill battle from unsympathetic juries ready to place the blame on the big rig and the corporate defendant. Yet the fact is that truck safety has actually increased; injury accidents and fatal accidents involving semi-trucks have decreased dramatically over the years. HD Law Partners begins defense early, coordinating accident investigation with defense and retaining the necessary experts to determine what actually happened, and preparing a strong case that delivers those facts in a compelling, persuasive manner. Contact our experienced Tampa truck liability attorneys today.
Trucking accident cases involve unique issues
The experienced truck accident attorneys at HD Law Partners understand the unique aspects of trucking accident cases. Our lawyers are intimately familiar with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations regarding hours of service, driver qualifications, vehicle maintenance, and other critical factors. We thoroughly review paper and electronic logs, weight tickets, ECM/EDR black box data and other records to determine the facts regarding the incident, as well as the safety compliance of the driver and the commercial carrier.
Based on the facts, available claims and defenses and other factors, HD Law Partners engages in negotiation and mediation to reach a reasonable settlement. If a settlement is not advisable or is not forthcoming, our experienced trial lawyers stand ready and able to litigate the matter all the way to a jury verdict.
The firm’s trucking liability practice encompasses all manner of truck accidents involving tractor-trailers, flatbeds and tanker trucks, including:
- Swinging turns
- Blind spots
- Unbalanced/loose load
- Rear-end collisions
We Fight for You
Even when fault for a truck accident is established, an insurance adjuster may not be keen on offering you, the claimant, your full settlement amount. Instead, insurance adjusters are often interested in one thing only: saving the insurance company money. Our attorneys fight for you, working hard to not only establish liability, but also to establish the degree of damages you have suffered and prove causation – that is, that your injuries would not have occurred but for the truck accident.
We fully believe that you deserve to be compensated for the full extent of your economic and noneconomic damages. As skilled negotiators and litigators, we know how to maximize clients’ compensation awards.
Call Our Tampa Truck Accident Attorneys Today
A truck accident is a life-changing experience for those involved. A truck accident can result in serious injuries, or even the loss of life. When it does, the injured party or their surviving family members deserve some form of compensation for this loss. While we know that nothing will ever be enough to truly make you whole again; we hope that filing a claim and recovering the monetary damages you deserve will be a step in the right direction.
For a free consultation with the team at the office of HD Law Partners, please call our Tampa truck accident attorneys directly or send us a message. We are ready to serve you.