Trucking Accidents Attorneys in Ocala & Gainesville
Have You Been Seriously Injured?
Have You Been Seriously Injured?
Whether you call them trucks, semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, or big rigs, large trucks can be dangerous on our roadways. Even though they are operating mammoth vehicles down roads filled with smaller autos, truck drivers do not always heed the potential perils of their position.Serious accidents can occur from any of the following:
- Distracted and tired drivers maneuvering over ten thousand pounds of mobile gas and metal
- Inadequately trained truck drivers may be oblivious to proper driving techniques, safety concerns, and defensive driving tactics
- Drivers under pressure to meet the unrealistic expectations and schedules may compensate by driving faster and longer than they should
These and many other scenarios are responsible for thousands of accidents that have unleashed severe injuries and fatalities across North Central Florida, including the Gainesville and Ocala areas.
The problem does not always start with the driver. Trucking accidents may also occur when equipment fails. Defective tires, air bags, brakes, or even a defective design may be ultimate cause of a truck accident.
These situations could result in a products liability claim in which the manufacturer of those defective parts may be liable for the truck accident and the injuries. The Allen Law Firm, P.A. wants to stand at your side and defend your case against any and all of the different groups that may be involved or liable for a trucking accident.
Fighting for Your Rights as a Victim
The driver, the trucking company, the truck owner, the shipping company may all try to avoid responsibility for the accident. They will question and pressure you when you are in your most vulnerable to get a chance to pass the blame. Our Gainesville and Ocala personal injury lawyers know how to retaliate with legal force and bring them to justice.
Help for Complicated Issues
Truck accidents are different from automobile claims. Making claims against a trucking company is a more complex process. One reason for the complexity is that trucking accidents involve both state and federal regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration, as well as both the Florida and United States Department of Transportation have issued rules and regulations strictly controlling the use and operation of these vehicles.Among others, these regulations govern:
- Commercial driver qualifications
- Driver fatigue
- Daily inspections of vehicles
- Annual inspections
- Driver’s logs
- Drug testing
- Hazardous material transport
- Insurance requirements
A violation of these regulations can significantly impact the value of your claim. Due to the convoluted nature of trucking company operations, there may be multiple ways to establish liability against the trucking company or other related entities and individuals. Conversely, there are also many ways to make costly mistakes that may reduce the value of your claim.
Truck accident attorneys at Allen Law Firm, P.A. have intimate understandings of regulations and liability issues involved in truck accidents. We have the resources and experts needed to help prove your case. Even though the obstacles standing before the success of your case may seem bigger than a truck, we remain undaunted in our confidence to secure a win for you.Contact our firm online for a free consultation today.