Truck Accident attorney
Experienced Florida Trucking Accident Attorneys
Trucking accidents are one of the most difficult personal injury cases to deal with. They often are accompanied by life-altering injuries. Most families and victims that hire us find it difficult to revert back to a normal life. Trucking companies may refuse to admit fault, insurance companies turn a blind eye, and lives are changed forever. As medical bills continue to roll in, it becomes evident that nobody is on the victim's side.
That is where we, as Florida truck accident lawyers, come in. We will be on your side until you get the settlement you deserve. We work with some of the best trucking and medical experts in the state to support your claim. We relentlessly try to uncover the truth and investigate every aspect of the accident. We will find out the parties that are responsible and we will fight on your behalf. We aren't afraid to file suit and litigate to verdict, particularly with difficult insurance companies that deny rightful claims. We embrace any and all challenges of a complex trucking accident case, which is why our clients choose us. Our accident lawyers are among the most respected trucking and transportation lawyers in Florida.
The Salameh Law Group, P.A. is a personal injury law firm based in Fort Myers, Florida. Our firm’s attorneys have handled many truck accident cases, including lawsuits against some of the largest trucking companies, distributors, and insurers in the nation. We handle cases throughout Lee County and neighboring counties. Our trial-tested lawyers don’t back down when a difficult claim is denied. We welcome the opportunity to litigate to verdict to get our clients what they deserve; full and fair compensation for life-altering injuries.
We encourage you to give us a call. Your legal consultation and case evaluation are completely free of charge. You will not pay any legal fees or costs until we help you win the compensation you deserve.
Truck Accident Injury Lawyers
Experienced Representation for Truck Accident Cases Throughout Southwest Florida
Our Florida accident attorneys represent clients who have been injured or lost loved ones in all types of truck accidents. This includes accidents caused by:
With mobile phones and other devices at hand, drivers are becoming more distracted than ever. You can see for yourself the rise of large commercial trucks on the road at all times of the day. Distracted driving has rapidly become the leading cause of accidents involving 18-wheelers and other commercial trucks. Trucking companies that employ drivers who talk on the phone, text, play on social media, communicate with dispatch, and give in to other driving distractions are liable for their drivers’ negligence.
Whether it be speeding, unexpected merging, tailgating, or even breaking too late, these and other driving errors can cause serious accidents. It may not even involve a large truck, when the driver of a tractor-trailer makes a mistake, the results can be devastating. If you or your loved one’s accident was the result of a truck driver error, we want to help you fight for maximum compensation.
Driving Under the Influence
Truck driving is a highly stressful and often lonely profession. Because truck drivers operate large and heavy vehicles, they have an even greater responsibility not to drink and drive. They are not only operating incredibly large vehicles that require more focus to operate, but they are often trying to meet harsh deadlines that not only increase their stress levels but can result in unnecessary speeding, combine this with alcohol use and it becomes a very dangerous situation. In Florida, the majority of drivers can be criminally charged for operating with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or greater. But truck drivers can lose their commercial driver's license for a year if they are caught operating at .04. The second time, drivers can lose their commercial driver's license for life.
Truck Crashes Injuring Cyclists and Pedestrians
We've all seen and maybe experienced too many close encounters with cyclists and pedestrians than we would like. This is no different for truck drivers, they often don't look for cyclists or other pedestrians as they try to navigate through heavy traffic to get to their destination. As a result, numerous cyclists and pedestrians have been hit and killed in Fort Myers and all throughout Florida. Everyone on the road, especially truck drivers, is responsible for paying attention and checking their mirrors.
Fatigued Driving and Falling Asleep Behind the Wheel
Federal regulations limit the number of hours that truck drivers can spend on the roads. However, as we mentioned previously, truck drivers are often met with unrealistic deadlines to deliver their cargo. It is well documented that many truck drivers tend to exceed the maximum hour restrictions, thus making it more prevalent for tired and stressed truck drivers to be on the road when they shouldn't be. Could the trucker who hit you been too tired to drive, or were they simply violating the law? In any case, we will help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Truck Defects and Loading Issues
Whether it be faulty breaks, old tires, or unsecured truckloads, there are many variables that can go wrong with a heavy truck, and that can lead to very serious accidents and injuries. We handle cases against truck manufacturers, repair shops, trucking companies, shipping companies, and all other parties that are responsible for putting dangerous and defective trucks on Florida's roads.
Our experience allows us to seek maximum compensation on behalf of clients in cases involving:
Blind Spot and Failure-to-Yield Accidents
Broadside (T-Bone) Accidents
Head-On Truck Accidents
Overturned Truck Accidents
Rear-End Truck Collisions
All Other Commercial Truck Accidents in Florida
Getting Started with Your Florida Truck Accident Claim
After an accident, it is important that an investigation is started immediately. Evidence has to be collected at the scene of the accident, as well as any expert mechanical inspections that may be required. Driver logs, shipping manifests, and other documents will need to be collected as soon as possible. The sooner the investigation begins, the better, since these important documents may be "lost" or destroyed to protect the at-fault parties. Witnesses will also need to be identified, and you should always make sure to receive professional medical care resulting from your accident.
Starting a lawsuit immediately may be very important. In some cases, the court will need to be asked to issue orders that can keep the evidence safe and allow an expert to conduct an inspection. When necessary, we will hire accident reconstruction experts, engineers, and other experts to interpret the evidence. In these cases, the quicker we can conduct these orders, the better, so we can allow you to receive the rightful compensation you deserve.
But it's been days, weeks, months since your accident. That's fine, we can still help you. Our truck accident attorneys and friendly staff will quickly and thoroughly collect all of the evidence needed to help you receive the rightful compensation you deserve. Your first step should always be to pick up the phone and call a Florida Truck Accident Law Firm such as The Salameh Law Group, P.A. so we can start helping you as soon as possible.
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It is completely understandable to second guess whether you should hire an attorney. We've all been there. We all have our own lives and think that a court battle can cost thousands of dollars and hours of your time. But where most fail to realize is that we here at The Salameh Law Group, P.A. will take on all of those costs and hours of work so that you may focus on your mental and physical recovery. We will provide uncompromising legal services and get you the settlement you deserve.
When you choose The Salameh Law Group, P.A. you can expect:
Speaking directly with an attorney, not just an assistant, who will start fighting for you immediately.
Becoming a part of our family. We strive to make you feel as comfortable as possible throughout this rough time in your life and we will provide you with the best services available.
Thorough and aggressive representation. We don't give up and neither should you.
If you are ready to discuss your truck accident claim, contact The Salameh Law Group, P.A. to schedule your free, no-obligation initial consultation. If you can’t come to us, we will gladly come to you. We are here for you 24/7, so call 239-277-0087 or feel free to fill out the form below and we will contact you soon.