Semi Truck Crash Injury Attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, FL Pursue Justice and Compensation for Truck Accident Victims in Broward County and Throughout Florida

Truck accidents are unlike other motor vehicle accidents. For one, the injuries suffered by the occupants of automobiles involved in truck accidents are frequently substantial and often catastrophic. Common injuries include traumatic brain injury, multiple fractures, lost limbs and death. If you suffered a serious injury, you’ll need skilled Fort Lauderdale truck accident lawyers on your side.

And while the primary causes of truck crashes are oftentimes the same as those of car accidents (distracted driving or a fatigued driver, for example), other causes are unique to commercial and tractor-trailer trucks. Consider, for instance, a jackknifed tractor-trailer accident or underride accident, the latter of which occurs when an automobile passes under the frame of a truck and the frame intrudes into the passenger compartment.

Finally, in the case of truck crashes there may be more than one party potentially liable for the accident, with potential defendant’s including the truck driver, trucking company, owner of the truck, safety inspectors and the manufacturer of the truck, among others.

With all of the parties and insurance companies potentially involved in a truck accident lawsuit, it’s imperative to retain one of our experienced Fort Lauderdale truck accident lawyers who is familiar with the nuances of pursuing a truck accident case and the defense strategies employed by defendants and insurance companies. While Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., aren’t the only semi truck crash injury attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, FL, attorney Charles Cartwright has 25 years of experience handling complex truck accident cases, making him a powerful asset to clients who retain him to represent them in any South Florida truck crash case. Contact Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., today to schedule a free, no obligation consultation with Charles and his staff, who are ready to review the circumstances surrounding your case and advise you as to your options for pursuing a claim.

Potentially Liable Parties in a Truck Accident Lawsuit

Fort Lauderdale Truck Accident Lawyers

One of the challenges for the plaintiff in a truck crash case is establishing which parties are potentially liable, so they can be named as defendants in the lawsuit. This is where the expert assistance of an experienced Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer can be invaluable.

For example, in a Fort Lauderdale truck crash case following is a list of parties who might be potentially be identified as possible defendants. Some are obvious; others might not be obvious to the casual observer.

  • The truck driver.
  • The owner of the truck.
  • The trucking company.
  • The company that maintained the truck.
  • The company that loaded the cargo onto the truck.
  • The truck manufacturer.
  • Safety inspectors.

At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., our semi truck crash injury attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, FL work diligently and methodically to investigate the cause(s) of your truck crash and identify all parties that bear some responsibility for the accident. We also gather all the evidence needed to support your claim(s), which can include police reports, safety inspection reports, maintenance logs, employment records, video footage, and witness statements, among many other pieces of evidence.

Why Choose Gonzalez & Cartwright to Pursue Your Lawsuit Following a Truck Accident?

As Fort Lauderdale truck accident lawyers, we work hard to ensure that our clients are properly compensated for injuries and other damages suffered in the wake of a truck crash. Our semi truck crash injury attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, FL have more than three decades of combined experience investigating truck accidents and pursuing truck crash claims on behalf of clients. One reason why hiring a law firm with extensive experience pursuing this type of case is that all potentially liable parties need to be identified in order to maximize the value of your claim.

As such we work diligently to obtain and review all potentially relevant sources of evidence, which commonly include:

  • Truck maintenance logs.
  • The truck driver’s employment records, which can reveal whether the driver was properly trained, among other things.
  • The driver’s driving record.
  • Truck inspection records.
  • Police reports.
  • Any available video evidence.

Also, if the truck was equipped with a “black box” device (as is often the case with many late model tractor-trailers), we fight to obtain this so-called black box, as it can reveal valuable information about the crash, like exactly when the accident occurred, how fast the truck was traveling at the time of impact, brake usage (if any), and the force of the impact, which, as you might expect, can be considerable when a tractor-trailer weighing 70,000 pounds strikes an automobile.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Fort Lauderdale Truck Accident Lawyers Today

At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., our semi truck crash injury attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, FL pride ourselves on providing all of our clients with personal attention. Whether you contact us by phone or reach out to us via our online form, one of our Fort Lauderdale truck accident lawyers will contact you to review the circumstances surrounding your accident and your prospects for pursuing a lawsuit and receiving financial compensation. And should you decide to retain our law firm, you will be provided with the personal cell phone number of the attorney handling your case, so your legal representative is never more than a phone call away.

The free consultation can take place in our Lake Worth office, our Pompano Beach, or West Palmm Beach offices during regular business hours. Evening and weekend consults are also available; we can even call on you at home or at the hospital, as we know that it can be prohibitive for truck crash victims to travel.

About Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale in southeast Florida is well known for its beaches and canals for boats. Promenade A1A is another name for The Strip, which is located close to the water. The large network of canals in Fort Lauderdale have given the city the nickname “Venice of America.” There are lavish hotels, stores, restaurants with outdoor dining, and bars throughout the entire length of it. Together with the International Swimming Hall of Fame and Museum, which features pools and a museum devoted to the history of the sport, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park also has trails and a lagoon. The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival has been held annually since 1986.

Fort Lauderdale is home to Port Everglades, the third busiest cruise port in the country. As the deepest harbor in Florida, it is essential for the state’s oil imports. Baleària Bahamas Express frequently runs international passenger ferries between Fort Lauderdale and Freeport on Great Bahama Island in the Bahamas.

Frequently Asked Questions About Fort Lauderdale Truck Accidents

Are there certain types of evidence needed to win a truck crash case?

Yes. One of the reasons it’s advisable for you to contact our Fort Lauderdale truck accident lawyers as soon as possible in the wake of an injury accident is so your legal representative can pursue and preserve all of the evidence that may support your claim. Valuable evidence in a truck accident case commonly includes the police report, surveillance video, truck inspection and maintenance records, the driver’s employment and driving records, cell phone records, and truck maintenance records, the latter of which can reveal whether the truck was maintained in compliance with prescribed regulations.

Will I need to go to trial to win a truck crash case?

At Gonzalez & Cartwright, we understand that it can be emotionally draining to go to court and to go through the process of fighting for what is rightfully yours in the wake of a truck accident. As to whether it is necessary to go to trial to win a truck crash claim, each case is different. Rest assured, though, if we believe you should settle your case, we will give you our honest opinion. If we believe you should pursue your case to trial, we will let you know that as well. But before you accept a settlement offer from an insurance company—or even speak with an insurance adjuster—contact us at 561-898-0497 for a free consultation so that we can assess the potential value of your case and help you make the most informed decision possible.


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