Orlando Truck Accident Attorney
Truck and semi truck/tractor trailer accidents are some of the most dangerous on the road due to the relative sizes and weights of the vehicles involved. In addition, any claims associated with these accidents can be particularly challenging given the resources available to associated companies in gathering the evidence and fighting the claims. At the same time, the injuries (and possibility of death) are high; many suffer from permanent spine injuries, traumatic brain damage, burns, paralysis, and sometimes even wrongful death. Hiring an experienced Orlando truck accident attorney is necessary if you are dealing with injury claims against trucking companies and their insurance companies.
If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered property damage in a truck accident, you may need to pursue legal action in order to ensure that your rights are protected. Contact the Hornsby Law Group today to learn about how we can help you recover from your accident, our Orlando truck accident attorneys have years of experience.
Orlando Truck Accident Claims
In accidents involving trucks, there are often more parties involved than car accidents. For example, liable parties may include not only the driver but the driver’s employer, the truck company, any companies that are leasing the truck, any additional companies associated with attached trailers, and even potentially particular manufacturers associated with components of the truck.
In these claims, investigations and the gathering of evidence are key in order to ensure that all the applicable parties are held liable. Some of the evidence gathering involves looking at the history of the driver, any applicable laws and regulations that may have been violated by the truck company and driver (for example, driving for too long without taking a break), and what happened leading to the accident. Because of how severe these accidents can be, they often exceed the minimum amount of insurance coverage required by state law. This means that your Orlando truck accident attorney will likely need to negotiate with the relevant insurance companies and potentially file a lawsuit to ensure that you receive compensation for damages associated with the accident. Contact our Orlando truck accident attorneys for more information.
The details of the accident (and thus the subsequent investigation conducted by your attorney and others) will be key to making any successful claim. However, many of these accidents are due to the negligence of the truck driver and/or their employer–perhaps because the driver was unqualified, or not observing state and federal regulations regarding the maximum hours that they could drive without taking a break, overloading the truck, etc. And if the accident was—even in part—due to a defect in one of the components, there may also be associated claims that need to be brought against the relevant manufacturer.
Contact Our Experienced Orlando Truck Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured in a truck accident, let the Orlando truck accident attorneys at Hornsby Law help you recover. The medical bills and lost wages, alone, can be daunting to deal with, aside from also dealing with the amount of resources available to the companies involved to try and negotiate any viable claims you have. Contact us today at (407) 499-8887 to receive a consultation and hear how we can help you.