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Truck Accidents

Truck accidents happen every day. With major interstates such as I-75, I-275, and I-4 all crossing through Tampa, truck accidents are a scary, all-too-common reality. They are often the most serious accident cases we see.

Unfortunately, truck accidents, especially when they involve a passenger vehicle, are likely to leave their victims in pain, facing rising expenses, and under the overwhelming stress of not knowing what to do next. Many result in serious physical injury and property damage.

It can take a significant amount of time and money to recover from an accident of this nature, and some unfortunately never recover from their injuries. It takes a lot of will power and effort to get through the treatment for these injuries. With so much to worry about, you don’t needed the added stress of wondering how you will pay for this treatment and dealing with dozens of calls from the insurance company

The aftermath of a truck accident can be a challenging time for you and your family. You may be uncertain whether you have a valid legal claim arising from the accident. You may be at a loss for how to proceed. You need advice and counsel that will help you move forward.

If a collision with a truck resulted in serious injury, personal injury attorneys, can not only investigate to determine if the driver and possibly truck employer were negligent, but also make sure all you have to worry about is recovering. We will take care of everything else. Call us now to speak to a Tampa truck accident attorney, the consultation is free.

Because of their extreme weight and massive size, large truck accidents tend to cause more fatalities than any other type of vehicle accident. Approximately 12 percent of all accidents are caused by large trucks. These trucks are also referred to as semis, tractor-trailers, and transfer trucks.

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For truck drivers and the companies that employ them, time is money. When those commercial drivers are hurrying or driving aggressively to meet a deadline, they put other motorists and pedestrians at risk. While there are many contributing factors to large truck accidents, driver fatigue, has been a long-standing issue in the trucking industry. Criticism has been voiced against the lack of training regulations throughout the country, and trucking companies have been investigated for not complying with maintenance standards.

For occupants of a passenger vehicle, crashes involving commercial trucks are among the most dangerous. Much of this is due to the size differential between most trucks and passenger vehicles. Even large SUVs and pickups are no match for a loaded semi-truck.

Compare a Chevrolet Suburban with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 7,400 pounds to the 80,000 GVW of a tractor-trailer. At over 10 times the weight, in a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a Suburban, the Suburban doesn’t stand a chance. A dedicated Tampa truck accident lawyer could be key in forming a strong claim, even in horrific situations like these.

We Handle Truck Accident Cases Involving:

Our Tampa truck accident lawyers are prepared to invest the considerable time and resources required to make you whole again.  We advance the costs of hiring accident reconstruction specialists, automotive engineers, and other experts necessary to win your case.

Benefits of Hiring a Tampa Truck Accident Attorney

You are not obligated to work with an attorney to file an accident claim after being injured in a truck accident, but there are many ways an experienced personal injury attorney can greatly benefit you in your physical and financial recovery. Just some of what we take care of includes:

What are the Common Causes of Tractor-Trailer Accidents?

Some of the most common causes of tractor-trailer accidents are careless driving, failure to yield, drowsy driving, distracted driving, and poor vehicle maintenance.

Who May Be Responsible for a Commercial Truck Collision?

Commercial truck accidents in Tampa are often much more complex to litigate than an average automobile accident involving two private parties. With a large vehicle collision, multiple parties could be responsible for the accident. Potentially liable parties include the trucking company, the truck driver, the auto mechanic, the cargo company, a government entity, or the vehicle manufacturer.

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Evidence We Might Use In A Truck Accident Case

With such a complex accident, it is crucial to gather as much evidence as possible. Our attorneys may use any of the following to help prove fault:

The aftermath of a truck accident can be a challenging time for you and your family. You may be uncertain whether you have a valid legal claim arising from the accident. You may be at a loss with how to proceed. Our Tampa truck accident lawyers can help! We can give you the advice and counsel you need to move forward.

After an accident, our attorney will conduct an immediate investigation to determine if trucking companies and drivers did everything they were required by law to do. We will investigate the driver’s background and ensure that evidence such as the truck’s GPS system and driver logbook were preserved and filled out accurately. Even with safety measures in place, trucking accidents still occur.

Depending on the circumstances surrounding a truck accident, remedies may be available for injured victims. If driver negligence is implicated, monetary damages can generally be recovered to pay for medical bills, loss of wages, pain, and suffering. In some circumstances, punitive damages may be awarded, if the negligence was egregious.

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I have received nothing but the best service I can ask for from Mike Hancock’s office. He and his office are true professionals in every sense of the word. They guided me along the process and had outstanding communication. I am more than pleased with the services they provided, and I would definitely recommend them to anybody.

— Kayla Hamilton

From first to last interactions with attorneys Mike and Claire Hancock, to all the supporting staff and legals, the office has always been courteous, knowledgeable, and professional. They have always gotten right back with me when I had a question, and would not hesitate to highly recommend them.

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