Lake Worth Truck Accident Lawyer
Attorneys Dedicated to Recovering Compensation for Truck Accident Victims
Commercial trucking law is a complex area of law, which is one reason that truck accident cases are substantially different from cases involving accidents between automobiles. For one, commercial trucking is governed by an extensive set of rules and regulations that cover trucks, truck drivers, and commercial trucking companies. Oftentimes truck accidents cases can turn on whether a driver or trucking company violated these rules and regulations. That’s why it’s advisable to consult with and retain an attorney and law firm with extensive experience handling commercial truck accident cases.
At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., partner Charles Cartwright’s experience with trucking cases can be a powerful asset. Not only does he have long standing knowledge of the relevant rules and regulations, he understands the nuanced strategies that the trucking industry lawyers attempt to use in an effort to reduce a victim’s recovery. Contact Gonzalez & Cartwright, PA., today to schedule a free consultation with a Lake Worth truck accident lawyer. The firm’s main office is conveniently located on Lucerne Avenue in downtown Lake Worth across the street from city hall.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Commercial truck drivers are paid differently than people employed in most industries. Typically, truck drivers are paid based upon the mileage they drive or the deliveries they make. Hence there is an incentive for them to drive as many miles as possible or to make as many deliveries as possible. That’s why truck driver fatigue and aggressive driving are sometimes contributing factors in truck crashes.
Other common causes of truck accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Inadequate or improper driver training
- Mechanical malfunction or inadequate maintenance
A truck that is overloaded also presents a risk to other drivers as this can lead to a lost load accident, a jackknife accident, or a rollover accident. Unsecured cargo can also lead to flying debris, which causes automobile drivers to take evasive measures that lead to a loss of control and multi-car accidents.
At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., our attorneys are intimately familiar with the issues surrounding all types of truck accidents and have a proven track record of holding relevant parties accountable for injuries or deaths. To take advantage of the skills and experience of preeminent Lake Worth personal injury lawyer, reach out to Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., via their online contact form.
Why Choose Gonzalez & Cartwright to Represent Your Interests Following a Truck Accident?
In a nutshell: Our experience, our track record, and the personal attention we deliver to our clients. At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. we have over three decades of combined experience pursuing truck accident cases and have a strong track record of helping our clients to obtain full and fair compensation for their injuries.
In addition we have a dedicated team of bilingual attorneys and staff members that are well-known in the local Hispanic community, thanks to their community service work. Our clients also receive:
- Regular updates on the progress of their case.
- The personal cell phone number of their attorney.
Schedule a Free, No Obligation Meeting with a Dedicated Truck Accident Lawyer in Lake Worth, FL
If you or a family member or loved one has been the victim of a truck accident, contact Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. today. We offer a free initial consultation to potential clients in which we review the circumstances surrounding your case and advise you about your legal options. Our primary office is conveniently located in downtown Lake Worth across from City Hall. We are also available to travel to your home or hospital room, as we recognize that truck accident victims and their family members are oftentimes not able to travel. Weekend and evening appointments are also available.
One of the main reasons is the size and weight of trucks like tanker trucks, dump trucks, garbage trucks, tractor-trailers, semi-trucks and even box trucks. For instance, a typical tractor-trailer is approximately 53 feet long, 13 feet high, and 8.5 feet wide and can weigh more than 70,000 pounds when fully loaded. If a truck that size hits a car weighing three or four thousand pounds it’s not hard to envision how the car will fare in that instance.
Drivers of big commercial trucks also have to contend with large blind spots on the front, back and sides of their trucks.
Finally, many trucks lack underride guards, so an automobile that strikes or is impacted by a truck often passes under the frame of the truck, with devastating consequences for the occupants of the car, as the frame of the truck typically intrudes into the passenger compartment.
If you have received a settlement offer from a trucking company’s insurance company you should consult with an experienced truck accident attorney before responding. At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. we recognize that recovering from injuries suffered in an accident is difficult enough, never mind the financial impact of hospital bills, medical bills, and other unexpected costs.
Keep in mind, however, that the offer you’ve received from said insurance company is almost certainly much lower than what your case is worth. In addition, it may be a challenge for you to anticipate the future expenses you’ll face. We have decades of experience handling truck accident cases, and we have firsthand knowledge of how painful, debilitating and costly these injuries can be over the long term. Contact us ato schedule a free consultation in which we can learn more about your experience and assess the potential value of your case.