Truck Accident Liability

When you are involved in a truck accident, it can be difficult to know where to place blame. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, driver error is the leading cause of truck accidents. This may seem to make truck accident claims fairly straightforward. The problem is, driver error is only one factor in truck accidents – and it is sometimes linked to things beyond the driver’s control such as unrealistic schedules.

When you are injured in a truck accident, the trucker, the company he or she works for, and any other party that may share liability will get to work right away to protect their best interests. You need someone on your side who will do the same for you. The affordable truck accident attorneys at Myt Price Lawyers can help. Call our Lakeland, Florida office at 800-475-7005 to be put in touch with a qualified attorney in your area today.

Possible Liable Parties

Even in cases where a truck accident seems black and white, parties behind the scenes may have contributed and, as such, share in some of the liability for any damages. Possible liable parties in a truck accident include:

  • The drivers of passenger vehicles
  • The truck driver
  • The company the driver works for
  • The company the driver is delivering to
  • The company responsible for loading and securing cargo
  • Mechanics
  • Parts manufacturers
  • City planners
  • Government entities

Some truck accidents involve several parties. Full and fair compensation often requires identifying and holding each of these parties responsible. Your affordable truck accident attorney will be able to conduct an investigation into your accident to establish all causes. From there, he or she will seek to identify all liable parties in order to begin seeking the complete compensation your injuries demand.

What You May be Entitled to

Victims of truck accidents may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages (current and projected)
  • Physical pain
  • Emotional suffering

Things like property damage, home modifications, and other damages related to your accident can be sought as well. Full compensation is rarely, if ever, provided by insurance. Fighting for compensation through legal action is often the best way to make sure all of your needs are met.

If you live in Tampa, Brandon, Lakeland, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Sebring, or a nearby area in Florida and are in need of a truck accident attorney, please call My Price Lawyers at 800-475-7005 to schedule a complimentary consultation today. The My Price Lawyer network handles truck accident cases at a discounted and affordable rate without compromising quality. Call us today to learn more.

Affordable Truck Accident Lawyers

A line of semi trucksAccording to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 43,911 commercial vehicle crashes in our state in 2017. That’s nearly 44,000 accidents involving a truck or large commercial vehicles, many of which proved injurious or fatal to the occupants of other vehicles. If you or someone you love was among them, you may be entitled to significant compensation. The affordable semi truck accident law firms in our network can investigate your accident, build your case, and fight for your rights – all on a contingency basis. If you don’t make a recovery, our truck accident attorneys do not get paid.

Increasing Risks During the Holidays

The Holiday Season sees increased commercial and passenger vehicle traffic. This makes vigilance extra important when driving on roadways that see heavy semi truck and commercial vehicle traffic throughout the year. These roads may become more dangerous over the next few weeks.

You can help keep yourself safe by following the Tips for Passenger Vehicle Drivers established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. These are:

  • Stay out of blind spots – if you cannot see the trucker, he cannot see you
  • Pass safely – make sure you can see the full truck before you pull ahead in the same lane and never pass on downgrades
  • Don’t cut it close – 20 feet is the recommended minimum distance to give a truck before you pull in front of it. A truck traveling at highway speeds will need at least the length of two football fields to come to a complete stop
  • Stay back – give trucks about 30 feet when driving behind them. This will allow the driver to see you and give you more time to react to sudden maneuvers
  • Anticipate wide turns – trucks have a turning radius of 55 feet

The remainder of the tips are general driving tips like pay attention and be patient, that we covered in our Thanksgiving Travel Tips blog. These tips apply to all times of increased traffic. In fact, these tips apply to any time you are on the road.

Understanding Your Rights

Truck accidents are complex and often involve multiple parties – some of whom may not even be present at the scene. To navigate these complex cases, it is often best to have a truck accident attorney on your side.

The affordable truck accident lawyers that comprise our network are dedicated to helping victims of serious injury get fair compensation. You may be entitled to significantly more than insurance is offering. Before you accept an insurance settlement, discuss your rights with one of our attorneys to make sure you are making the best decision.

My Price Lawyers is a referral network of affordable accident injury attorneys serving the Gulf Coast. All of our attorneys work on a contingency basis. You have nothing to lose by calling for your free consultation.

If you live in Tampa, Brandon, Lakeland, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Sebring, or surrounding areas of Florida, please call 800-475-7005 to schedule a complimentary case evaluation with one of the affordable truck accident attorneys in our network.