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If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a truck, our Fernandina Beach truck accident lawyers are ready to help. Don’t wait to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation to determine if you have a case.

Large commercial trucks, such as tractor-trailers, cement trucks, and garbage or construction trucks, can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, while the average passenger car weighs 3,000 pounds. When they collide, the damage and injuries can be devastating. If you’ve suffered injuries or a loved one has died due to a truck accident, it’s important to have lawyers with extensive experience in these cases on your side.

Causes of truck accidents

Many truck accidents have the same causes as other types of accidents—such as distracted driving, speeding, or negligence—but some factors are unique to commercial trucking. These may include:

  • Cargo shifts or systems failure that cause loss of control
  • Driver fatigue from too many hours on the road
  • Poor vehicle maintenance
  • Overloaded or improperly loaded trucks

After seeking medical attention, the most important step that must be taken immediately is an investigation into the accident to determine its cause and identify the parties involved. In addition to a thorough examination of the scene, critical information must be gathered, such as ownership of the truck (and of the separate trailer, if one is involved); identification of the truck’s insurance carrier; details on the truck’s size and weight; and more. Investigators from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) most often conduct these investigations, while the State Attorney’s office may review the accident to see if criminal violations exist on the part of the driver and/or the company that owns the freight the truck may be carrying.

Contact our experienced Fernandina Beach semi truck accident lawyers.

At Harrell & Harrell, P.A., our own investigative team will review all of the details of your case, and work with you to determine the compensation you deserve. We know from experience that there is often more to a truck accident than your immediate injuries and the loss of income that results—long-term effects can also be anticipated, such as your future medical costs, physical therapy or rehabilitation costs, and even emotional and mental effects that may last for years. Our team includes medical consultants, vocational experts, and other professionals who contribute to our preparation of your case to ensure that your rights are protected.

Our Fernandina Beach truck accident attorneys are knowledgeable about the specific federal and state laws that regulate the commercial trucking industry. We will guide you through the complex regulations and issues that truck accidents often involve.

To find out if you have a case, contact us online or call us at 904-251-1111 or 800-251-1111 now to schedule your free, no-obligation consultant.


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