Truck accidents cause serious and fatal injuries at disproportionately high rates. Large commercial trucks are bigger, heavier and harder to stop than ordinary passenger vehicles, which means that accidents tend to be more serious when truck drivers lose control. If you have been seriously injured or a loved one has been killed in a collision involving a large commercial truck, you should consult with a Tampa truck accident attorney, as you may be entitled to financial compensation from the trucking company.
When Can Truck Accident Victims and Families Seek Compensation?
Trucking companies will frequently be liable when their drivers make mistakes. The same is true of grocery chains, big box stores and other companies that own and operate their own fleets of large commercial trucks. For example, accident victims and their families will often have claims against these companies when accidents result from:
- Driving distractions (i.e., cell phone use or communicating with dispatch)
- Driving impairments (i.e., driving while tired or under the influence of alcohol or drugs)
- Driving mistakes (i.e., following too closely or waiting too long to brake)
But, driver-related factors are not the only factors that can cause serious and fatal truck accidents. In many cases, a Tampa truck accident attorney will also be able to seek financial compensation for:
- Truck defects
- Inadequate truck maintenance
- Cargo loading errors
- Issues with the road
- Other drivers’ mistakes
Determining what happened will allow your attorney to determine what company (or government entity) is liable for the crash. While the trucking company may be responsible, a truck manufacturer, state or local road authority, or auto insurance company could also hold financial responsibility for the crash. In some cases, multiple parties will share liability, and recovering just compensation will involve pursuing claims against all of the parties involved.
When Should You Hire a Tampa Truck Accident Attorney?
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a truck accident, you should talk to a Tampa truck accident attorney right away. Your attorney will need to launch a comprehensive investigation, and you will need to rely on your attorney’s advice going forward. At Searcy Denney, we can investigate truck accidents 24/7, and our attorneys have significant experience pursuing claims for personal injury and wrongful death.
The costs of a truck accident can be substantial. This includes not only financial expenses such as medical bills and loss of income, but also non-financial losses such as pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and loss of consortium. Our Tampa truck accident lawyers are passionate about seeking maximum compensation for our clients. We will do everything we can to make sure you and your family receive the compensation you deserve.
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To speak with a Tampa truck accident lawyer at Searcy Denney, please call 800-780-8607 or contact us online. Your initial consultation is completely free and confidential, and you pay nothing at all unless we win.