Truck accidents are not simply car accidents involving larger vehicles. They are different in at least three ways.
Even if the truck or tractor trailer is not loaded, it weighs many times what an automobile weighs. The damage to persons and property is certain and significant. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, your injuries may require long-term care, and significant financial compensation.
Trucks are used to transport goods in commerce, often across state lines. Federal and state regulations are in place to require safe operations. We know these rules and use them to prove the fault and negligence that caused you harm. Contact a Clearwater trucking accident attorney.
There may be multiple sources of compensation for you, because there are multiple parties that may have been liable, individually or together. These parties include:
- The manufacturer of the truck and parts
- An owner who failed to maintain it safely
- The company that hired an unsafe driver
- The driver
- Whoever loaded the truck unevenly or overloaded it
The trucking company and the driver have an incentive to rush. Speed is especially dangerous for a large vehicle that is not as easy to maneuver. Regulations prohibit a driver from driving for long periods and becoming fatigued. Yet many violate these rules.
We are experienced Tampa truck accident lawyers who know what we are up against. We perform thorough investigations and are prepared for defendants that do not want to pay for the damage done. Insurance companies will try to low-ball your damages, and delay dealing with you. If they do, we take them to court and fight to maximize your recovery.
Michael R. Herron is a former prosecutor and Gulf War veteran who spent several years as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division and served in frontline combat during the First Gulf War. He is an experienced personal injury and criminal defense attorney who has handled thousands of cases. Ben Stechschulte is a former collegiate basketball player and experienced trial attorney.
Call The Law Offices of Michael R. Herron, P.A., at 813.258.4878 for a free initial consultation with a Tampa truck accident lawyer.