South Florida 18-Wheeler accidents demand a tough attorney
You might see a tractor-trailer, or an 18-wheeler, heading down I-95 in West Palm Beach and not even realize how vulnerable the smaller surrounding vehicles are. If the driver of the big rig is texting (which is illegal for truckers) or fatigued from a long shift, the risk of a tractor trailer accident is very high.
When 18-wheelers and smaller cars collide, the result can be tragic. Often, the driver of the truck can walk away without a scratch, while the occupants of the cars are transported to hospitals by ambulance. And unlike most car accidents, collisions involving tractor-trailers are often extremely complicated because there are so many people and companies involving, including the trucking company.
If you or a loved one was injured in a tractor-trailer accident in South Florida, you should not hesitate to contact a West Palm Beach tractor trailer accident lawyer. At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we help South Florida clients pursue maximum compensation for their losses. We put our experience and resources to work for clients.
Cars are vastly outweighed by big rigs
South Florida 18-wheeler accidents can be tragic given the size of the trucks. A fully loaded big rig can be 20 times the size of a regular passenger vehicle. Due to the significant forces involved in a tractor trailer wreck, the injuries tend to be severe or even fatal. In some cases, a wrongful death lawsuit is necessary for families who lost a loved one due to a tractor trailer driver's negligence.
Investigating trucking accidents in South Florida
With an experienced West Palm Beach tractor trailer crash attorney on your side, you will have an advocate who knows how to look into the background of the trucking company. Did the driver violate any rules? Did the driver's employer follow the strict federal regulations governing the trucking industry? We know how to track down the facts and we're not afraid to take trucking companies to court if necessary. Our firm can ask the tough questions that need to be answered in a tractor trailer accident lawsuit.
Drivers are under pressure to get to their destination quickly. While regulations limit the number of hours drivers can stay behind the wheel, the drivers may bend or break the rules and push themselves to the point where they are overly tired. The result may be a tragic asleep at the wheel tractor trailer accident.
At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we leave no stone unturned when representing injury victims who are coping with a tractor trailer accident. We can demand to see the driver's hours of service (HOS) records, which show exactly how many hours the truck driver was on the road. Many tractor-trailers are also equipped with electronic devices that track the truck's speed, location and other critical pieces of evidence.
Trucking accidents and insurance companies
Tractor trailer accident cases can grow complex due to the insurance companies. Insurance companies will not pay out a fair settlement without a fight. Their adjusters are trained to low-ball injury victims or simply deny claims. If you want to be treated fairly, talk to a tractor trailer injury lawyer in West Palm Beach today.
At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., our attorneys are not intimidated by their tactics. We are dedicated to pursuing all the compensation our clients deserve and need. That's because we realize the financial impact of a tractor-trailer accident can often be so significant over the course of an injury victim's lifetime.
We understand the extremely serious nature of tractor trailer accidents, which may lead to the following types of injuries:
- Traumatic brain or spinal cord injury
- Back and neck injury
- Fractures or broken bones
- Injuries requiring surgery
Contact a trucking accident lawyer
Contact Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., for a free and confidential consultation. There is no obligation. An experienced truck accident lawyer is ready to answer your questions and provide legal guidance, including explaining all the legal options available to you.
In some cases, you may not need an attorney. If that is the case, we will tell you. At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we are a no nonsense law firm. Our clients get honest and direct advice. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity, honesty, professionalism and competence. If you are represented by our firm, you don't pay us any fees unless you win.
Call (800) 608-2965 for your free personal injury consultation today. Se habla Español.