Truck Accident Lawyer in Tampa, FL
If you have been involved in an accident involving a semi-truck, it’s important to obtain a lawyer immediately to help you explore your legal options. The attorneys at Greco & Wozniak, P.A. have represented clients injured in semi-truck accidents in Florida, and we have the resources and know-how to investigate your case and fight for you in court.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
In 2016, there were more than 29,000 accidents on Florida roadways involving medium and heavy trucks, resulting in more than 1,200 injuries, including but not limited to fractures, spinal injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. While normal road dangers like speeding, distracted drivers, and the weather caused some of these accidents, additional causes include the following:
- Driver fatigue. Federal trucking laws specify how many hours a driver can be on the road and how much time they must take between shifts, but these rules aren’t always followed. Some trucking companies even encourage drivers to falsify their logs to complete their deliveries more quickly. According to the National Transportation and Safety Board, fatigue is a factor in more than 30 percent of trucking accidents.
- Equipment malfunction. Issues with the truck, including defective parts or worn out brakes, can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Rushed inspections can also be to blame.
- Driver error. Drugs, alcohol, and long days on the road can impair the driver’s attention and concentration.
About Truck Accident Lawsuits
Truck accidents are very different from automobile accidents. It’s important to obtain the services of a lawyer with experience in litigating truck accidents. These lawsuits typically deal with primary and excess insurance companies as well as the trucking company itself, all of which will have strong legal representation and deny responsibility for the accident. We know their protocols for investigating the accident and trying to avoid responsibility for your injuries. We work with experts that will help determine liability in the accident. The attorneys at Greco & Wozniak, P.A. are knowledgeable in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and have experience handling these types of claims. We fight for our clients to receive compensation from the responsible party.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, or if a loved one has been injured or wrongfully killed in one, then contact the team at Greco & Wozniak, P.A. or call us immediately at 813-223-7849 for a free consultation. One of our attorneys will personally handle your case.