Truck Accidents in Florida | Here’s What You Need to Know

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Truck drivers are responsible for keeping this country together. Without them, produce wouldn’t reach supermarkets, clothes and other items wouldn’t reach department store shelves, and more. As you may know, truck driving is a very demanding job, especially around the holidays, and truck drivers are often overwhelmed and fatigued. Unfortunately, this, among other things, can lead to serious truck accidents occurring. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Jacksonville personal injury attorneys to learn more about these accidents and how our firm can help if you were injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most frequent causes of truck accidents in Florida?

Truck accidents can happen for several reasons. Typically, they are the result of truck driver negligence. Some of the most common types of truck driver negligence that our firm sees are as follows:

  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Driving while tired
  • Texting or using a cellular device while driving
  • Tailing motorists too closely
  • Taking turns too sharply
  • Failing to account for large blind spots
  • Ignoring traffic lights or signs

Though truck drivers are often responsible for these accidents, you should understand that at times, this is not the case. For example, truck company employers are responsible for hiring well-trained and licensed drivers. When they fail to do so, they may be considered at least partially liable for an accident. Additionally, when truck companies fail to order regular maintenance and inspection of commercial trucks, it can lead to them becoming unsafe as well. In other cases, truck accidents may even be caused by employees who negligently load trucks, causing them to become unbalanced and dangerous. The bottom line is that truck accidents can be caused by a wide array of parties, which is why it is always best to speak with an experienced Jacksonville truck accidents lawyer who can assess your case and determine the best strategy going forward.

What damages are recoverable in a personal injury claim?

As long as we can prove that you were injured because of another party’s negligence, you should recover compensation to help you deal with any damages you’ve sustained as a result of your accident. These can include the cost of medical bills and lost wages, as well as any pain and suffering or emotional trauma caused by your accident. These are known as economic and non-economic damages. For any further questions or if you’re ready to get started, simply pick up the phone and give us a call today.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Ansbacher Law is composed of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.