If you or a loved one have been severely injured in a trucking accident, Ansbacher Law is prepared to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. A collision with a semi-truck can cause devastating damage to a motor vehicle, its driver, and its passengers. When an accident occurs between a car and a semi-truck, the trucking company’s insurance company will try to quickly settle your case with inadequate compensation. An experienced personal injury attorney at Ansbacher Law can successfully navigate competing claims with multiple insurance companies and ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation to which you are legally entitled. Contact Ansbacher Law today to discuss your case with an experienced legal team.
Truck Accident Attorneys in Jacksonville, Florida
Truck accidents are often much more complex than standard car accidents. A person injured by an at-fault semi-truck driver may have a better chance of reaching a higher settlement than a person in a “standard” car accident because semi-truck operators must follow a number of federal and state regulations. Semi-truck drivers are also required to carry insurance with higher limits than standard vehicle drivers. Multiple vehicle collisions often lead to competing claims and multiple insurance companies. Additionally, parties other than the semi-truck driver may share financial responsibility.
The Challenges of Being a Truck Driver
Truck drivers have very difficult jobs, as they are under tremendous pressure to make up for the restrictions placed on the hours they are allowed on the road each day. The Federal Motor Carriage Safety Administration restricts a truck driver to 11 hours of driving within a 14-hour workday. Truck drivers are maxed out at a 70-hour workweek, which is significantly less than the 82 hours they were previously allowed to work. The intention was to protect truck drivers from being overworked and exploited. However, truck companies do not want to see a change in productivity, so they often pressure their drivers to speed and take less care while operating their vehicles. Unfortunately, between the pressure of the job, exhaustion of driving so many hours per day, and several other factors, truck accidents are inevitable.
Other Contributing Factors to Truck Accidents
Truck accidents are caused by a wide variety of factors, whether by the negligence of the driver or an issue with the truck itself. Some situations may lend themselves to being a defective product case because of a faulty part on the truck, which may not be the fault of the driver at all. Some of the factors that should be assessed when determining the cause of a truck accident include the following:
- The nature of the job
- Obstructed visibility
- Mechanical issues
- Defective truck parts
- The sheer weight of the truck
Contact a Jacksonville Truck Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a truck accident, you must consider your legal options. For years, the legal team at Ansbacher Law has helped truck accident victims recover the compensation of which they are entitled. Our firm understands that you may be suffering from serious physical, emotional, and financial burdens as a result of your accident. Contact Ansbacher Law today to learn how we can help.