If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, don’t wait to contact the experienced truck accident attorneys at Harrell & Harrell, P.A. Call us now to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.
Tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, and other large commercial vehicles can carry tens of thousands of pounds of payload, so when they’re involved in an accident, the results can be catastrophic. Although federal regulations are frequently updated in an attempt to increase trucking safety, the reality is that a number of factors causing truck accidents are still present. These causes include:
The semi truck accident attorneys at Harrell & Harrell, P.A. are available for a free case consultation at no cost to you. Should your Orange Park truck accident attorney determine that you have a case, negotiation for a settlement on your behalf could occur at any point in the process, including:
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) usually conducts truck accident investigations. Its investigators will gather information about the truck’s cab, such as the manufacturer and gross vehicle weight rating, and this identifying information will be supplemented with public records, such as the insurance carrier, to clearly establish ownership. In addition, the Florida State Attorney’s office may look at the case to determine if there are criminal violations on the part of the trucker driver and/or company that commissioned the freight being carried.
Accidents involving semi trucks or other commercial trucks should be investigated immediately. These accidents can be complex, especially if a trailer is attached to a truck—the truck and trailer may have been separately leased or are separately owned, so multiple entities may be responsible. Determining that responsibility is an important first step.
Due to complex state and federal regulations on the trucking industry, it’s important to have attorneys who are well-versed in the regulations that govern commercial trucking. Our Orange Park truck accident attorneys have the specialized knowledge needed to navigate the laws and issues involved in such cases.
When you’ve had an accident with a commercial truck, your and your family’s lives can change in an instant, with long-lasting effects. You may experience a loss of income, face unexpected costs for medical care in the future, need to pay for physical therapy or rehabilitation, or be left to cope with mental and emotional challenges. Our team, including expert vocational and medical consultants, will determine the immediate and long-term effects of your accident, and work on your behalf to recover damages.
Don’t wait 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 consultation with an Orange Park truck accident attorney.
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