Seminole Commercial Truck Accident Attorney
Fully-loaded large trucks weigh over 80,000 pounds. Additionally, regulators practically rubber-stamp applications for double trailer trucks and oversized loads. No vehicle restraint safety collision system, no matter how advanced, can possibly absorb all this force. Regulators have also contributed to this problem by watering down some key rules, in areas like operator fatigue level and operator experience.
The sheer force of a large truck collision usually causes massive injuries, like serious burns. Frequently, these accident victims are pinned beneath burning trucks. As a result, they often sustain serious third and fourth-degree burns. These injuries are difficult to treat if everything goes perfectly for doctors. Unfortunately for victims, these wounds also have very high infection rates. Such massive injuries, along with their legal aspects, make these claims very complex.
Usually within a few hours of a wreck, an insurance company has a team of lawyers working to protect its interests. Victims need an equally dedicated Seminole commercial truck accident attorney from The Reep Law Firm to level the playing field. To an insurance company, fair compensation for serious injuries is an unnecessary cost. But to our professional team, fair compensation is the difference between struggling through life and an effective recovery. To us, nothing is more important than your recovery.
Occasionally, car crash cases are criminal law matters. These cases punish offenders who break the law. Civil cases are different. These claims compensate victims and survivors for their economic and noneconomic losses, while they force individuals to accept responsibility for their mistakes. A negligence claim in Florida has four basic components:
- Duty: Because they are licensed drivers, most noncommercial motorists have a duty of reasonable care in the Sunshine State. Because they are professional drivers, most commercial operators have a duty of utmost care. Their additional training, and the fact that they are making money simply by driving, means they have an affirmative responsibility to avoid accidents.
- Breach: As the old saying goes, the bigger they are, the harder they fall. Because the duty of care is higher, it’s easier for a Seminole commercial truck accident attorney to establish a breach of care. For commercial drivers, there’s usually no such thing as a driving “accident.” Any impairment or aggressive driving is usually a breach of care.
- Cause: Tortfeasors (negligent drivers) are only responsible for injuries that are connected to their breaches of care. Outside forces, like bad weather, often contribute to truck crashes. But they don’t cause them. Additionally, the injury must be a foreseeable (possible) result of the breach. Tim the trucker isn’t responsible for the aforementioned hospital infection injury. Instead, a lawyer must file a separate claim.
- Damages: Few things are more frightening than a near-miss large truck accident. However, such incidents usually aren’t negligence. Instead, the victim must sustain a tangible injury. Florida law includes an additional wrinkle in this area, since the Sunshine State has a no-fault insurance law.
No court case, be it civil or criminal, alters the chain of events that lead to a crash. That’s in the past. After an accident, a victim can only hope to move forward with life. Financial compensation helps bring about that result.
Contact an Experienced Pinellas County Attorney
Injury victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Seminole commercial truck accident attorney, contact Reep, Coleman & Stubbendorff. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.