If you’ve sustained an injury in an accident with a truck, you should realize that the operation of trucks is regulated by both state and federal laws in order to keep the roads and highways safe. Truck accident injuries are often serious because of the difference in size and weight between trucks and cars. When you’re hurt in a truck accident, it’s important to get help from a Florida truck accident attorney who understands the laws about truck accidents, and who can find all sources of negligence in your case.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can be caused by the carelessness of either a truck driver or the driver or drivers of the cars surrounding it while driving on the road. Often, truck drivers are trying to meet deadlines and may be driving when they are overly fatigued, or they may be speeding to reach their destination on time. If the weather is poor, they may not be able to stop their truck, since they need greater safe braking distances than a car in all cases. If a truck driver was not adequately trained, is inexperienced, or has not loaded the truck properly, this may also contribute to an accident. Drugs or alcohol may also be involved in this type of loss.
Types of Truck Accident Injuries
Injuries that are caused by truck accidents are often serious and may involve extensive treatment and rehabilitation as well as time off work. Head and spinal cord injuries may occur, which could lead to a permanent disability. Bodily fractures that take a long time to heal are also common. If you’re hurt in a truck accident, it’s important to seek medical help as soon as possible, even if symptoms are not yet apparent. In Florida, an injured party has four years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit, but the sooner a lawsuit is filed, the stronger is the case.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a Florida Truck Accident Attorney Today
If you have been injured in a truck accident, call to schedule a free consultation with a Florida truck accident attorney today. The law firm of Finnell, McGuiness, Nezami & Andux, P.A. will thoroughly investigate your case to discover all the factors that led to the accident and will find out what parties were negligent. You need the strongest case possible to get the results and compensation that you deserve. Contact our Jacksonville, Florida office at 904-717-7747 and let us deal with the insurance companies so that you can focus on healing and moving on with your life.