According to statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, medium/heavy trucks were responsible for 25 fatalities and 115 incapacitating injuries in Florida in 2019. The aftermath of a collision with a semi-truck can be devastating. Accident victims can sustain serious injuries, such as multiple fractures, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), loss of limbs, paralysis, or even death. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a semi-truck driver's negligent actions, you may be eligible to pursue fair compensation.
At Glober Law Firm, I have the resources and experience to hold those responsible for your injuries accountable. As a knowledgeable Florida personal injury attorney, I can evaluate all the facts of your unique circumstances, conduct a thorough investigation, and help you understand your available legal options to seek damages. I will fight compassionately to protect your rights and help pursue fair compensation to cover your injuries, property damage, or loss. My firm proudly represents semi-truck accident victims across Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Duval County, and the entire state of Florida.
Assessing Liability in a Truck Accident
Depending on the surrounding circumstances leading to the accident, a number of different parties may potentially be held accountable for a traffic accident involving a semi-truck. These include:
The Truck Driver
The truck driver and his employer may be held liable if the accident was caused due to the driver's negligence, such as speeding, driving while overly fatigued, violating a traffic law, driving under the influence, or improper training.
The Trucking Company
The trucking company may be held responsible for hiring an incompetent driver, setting unrealistic expectations, inadequate safety inspection, or encouraging the driver to break the law.
The Truck Manufacturer
You may be able to hold the truck manufacturer or parts manufacturer responsible if the accident occurred due to a defective part, mechanical failure, faulty brakes, or parts malfunction.
The Cargo Loaders
The individuals who loaded the cargo may also be held liable if the accident occurred due to their failure to properly secure, inspect, or balance the cargo.
The Maintenance Personnel
Maintenance personnel and their employers may be held liable if the accident occurred as a result of failing to perform their designated duties, such as routine maintenance, safety checks, as well as engine, brakes, and fluids inspection.
Determining liability in a semi-truck accident requires conducting a detailed investigation. A knowledgeable truck accident attorney can fight to protect your rights and help you pursue the maximum available compensation.
How Glober Law Firm Can Help
Being involved in a traffic collision with an 18-wheeler or semi-truck can be an overwhelming experience. Such an accident can cause a devastating, long-lasting effect on your financial, mental, and physical well-being. You don't have to face these challenges alone. When you’re injured in a semi-truck accident, hiring an experienced personal injury attorney is your best option.
At Glober Law Firm, I'm dedicated to offering comprehensive legal guidance and compassionate representation to victims of semi-truck accidents and their loved ones. As your legal counsel, I can:
- Fight to represent your best interest and work to hold the right people accountable
- Review every detail of your case and carry out a comprehensive, private investigation
- Gather all necessary pieces of evidence, relevant information, and documentation
- Work to establish fault and liability
- Evaluate the full magnitude of your injuries and losses suffered to determine case-value
- Handle all communications and help negotiate a fair settlement with insurance providers
- File a personal injury lawsuit or wrongful death lawsuit, where applicable
Contact me at Glober Law Firm today to schedule a free one-on-one case assessment with an experienced semi-truck accident attorney. I will fight aggressively to protect your rights and help you pursue fair financial compensation for your injuries, damage, or loss. My firm proudly serves clients across Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Duval County, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, and the entire state of Florida.