Let us help if you were involved in a serious truck accident
It's hard to imagine much less live through. You're in a passenger car and collide with a vehicle 20 times larger. At highway speeds, a collision with a semi truck or a 30-ton, 18-wheeler can have a devastating effect. Injuries can be catastrophic and even fatal, which can open the door to a wrongful death lawsuit.
At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we aggressively go to work for our clients by examining the causes of 18-wheeler accidents to determine who is negligent and hold that party responsible. Our goal is nothing less than maximum compensation for our clients. Don't delay. Contact us today.
Legal issues involving truck accidents
Truck accidents, especially ones involving commercial trucks, can be extremely complicated. That's because they don't simply involve two drivers. Trucking companies and all sorts of other businesses can become involved in such claims.
That's why it's important to speak with an attorney at our law firm as soon as possible about your truck accident. We're familiar with many of the issues that often come up after these accidents, including issues involving:
- Investigating Trucking Companies
- Insurance Companies and Truck Accidents
- Commercial Vehicle Accidents
- Concussions and Truck Accidents
- Fatal Truck Accidents
In particular, we have experience handling cases involving accidents involving the following trucks:
- Tractor trailers
- Big rigs
- Cement trucks
- Fire engines
Common factors in truck accidents
On I-95, you might see one of these behemoths in your rear-view mirror and not give much thought to the state of the driver. Has he been drinking? Is she overly fatigued? Is the person behind the wheel of the big rig properly trained? Is the trailer exceeding weight limits?
Any of these factors may contribute to a serious truck accident resulting in traumatic injuries or even death. Our lawyers examine any potential negligent factor in a truck accident to make sure our clients' rights are fully protected.
While the U.S. government requires trucking companies to adhere to certain standards, some trucks on the highway might be from outside of the United States. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) allows trucks from other countries to enter the country. Unfortunately, some of these trucks are unsafe and put other motorists in danger.
Truck accident injuries can be devastating
Whether the truck accident involves an 18-wheeler or a dump truck, the passenger car is usually the smaller vehicle and often is damaged or destroyed. With such significant forces involved, injuries in tractor trailer accidents tend to be severe. In some cases, a wrongful death is the outcome of a collision involving a tractor-trailer and a passenger car.
In the United States, there were 9,752 fatal injuries involving light trucks and 529 fatal injuries involving large trucks, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The DOT reports that there was an 8.7-percent increase in the number of people killed in large-truck crashes in 2010, compared to 2009.
If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Call (800) 608-2965 today to learn about your rights. A lawyer at Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., can put legal skills and experience to work for you. Se habla Español.
Our legal professionals can enlist proper resources and conduct a thorough investigation to determine liability.
The following records may be important in building a case for our clients:
- Driver's background
- Driver's history of accidents or moving violations
- Driver logs
- Fleet maintenance records
- Hiring/training/supervising practices of the company
Contact a West Palm Beach truck accident lawyer today
We leave no stone unturned in handling a truck accident personal injury case. Contact an attorney today to help you fight these giants. It's time to start getting compensation for your losses. Call (800) 608-2965 to learn about your rights. Act promptly. A delay may affect your right to compensation.