Orlando Truck Accident Lawyer
Trucking accidents occur every day in Florida. If you’ve been injured in a semi or tractor-trailer accident, give us a call. No fees or expenses unless we win!
Florida Semi-Truck Accident Attorney
The average pick-up truck can weigh up to 9,000 lbs depending on the model and whether it is loaded. Imagine nine thousand pounds slamming into a smaller passenger vehicle, and that is the devastation that a truck accident causes. Orlando truck accident attorney Jeremiah Jaspon has a passion for upholding the rights of truck accident victims. If you have been injured in an accident where a truck driver was negligently operating his vehicle, you have a legal right to receive compensation for your injuries. Jeremiah Jaspon brings his aggressive and winning attitude to your case, and I won’t back down when it comes to upholding your legal rights.
Florida is a no-fault insurance state, which means that your insurance will pay for your injuries, property damage, and other costs up to a point. No-fault insurance is supposed to decrease the number of lawsuits that arise from accident injury cases. However, when this isn’t enough and your injuries are serious, you still have the right to file a suit to recover full compensation. Fortunately, no state has adopted a pure no-fault auto insurance system, so you can still file a lawsuit when certain thresholds have been met.
The Jaspon Firm and its legal team are extremely familiar with the car accident and personal injury laws in Florida, and Jeremiah Jaspon will be able to tell you if you have a case once he meets with you. I will take your case all the way from the initial meeting up through a trial if a trial is necessary. I want you to feel confident that your case is in good hands with the legal team at The Jaspon Firm.
An experienced knowledgeable trucking accident attorney will fully understand both the states laws and the federal trucking laws, as well as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) which would include:
- Truck driver licensing requirements
- Truck insurance minimums
- Required documentation
- Limits on work hours
- Training requirements
- Truck weight, size, and route limitations
Semi, Tractor Trailer Truck Accidents
Many times large semi-tractor trailer trucks are paid by the mile. Truck drivers many times are pressured to keep driving way past the point of exhaustion. When this occurs, it leads to unsafe driving decisions that endanger not only the truck drivers themselves but everyone else traveling on the roads and highways. Investigative work by our legal team will explore if these practices were used in regards to your case. If a driver or his or her supervisors acted negligently and violated any federal rules concerning driving hours, all the parties can be held liable. Other areas that will be investigated will be truck maintenance records, vehicle defects, and even dangerous weather conditions. We leave no stone unturned in our truck accident investigations.
How Truck Accidents Are Different From Car Accidents
There are several ways that truck accidents differ from car crashes. Many of the trucks on the roadways are typically commercially owned vehicles compared to cars which are generally owned by private individuals. So usually a trucking company will own them and is responsible for its trucks and employs drivers to move them from location to location. This different ownership of the vehicle many times complicates truck accident claims and the process to recover compensation.
Commercial trucking companies typically have much higher insurance limits than normal car insurance policyholders. A truck accident victim can file a claim against the trucking company’s insurance provider but is usually faced with not only dealing with the commercial insurance adjusters, but they will also have to deal with the company’s lawyers which in many cases are large skilled legal teams.
Laws & Regulations
Another area where things are very different when it comes to trucking accidents is the actual laws and regulations. The trucking industry is subject to federal regulations as well as local state trucking laws. In some truck accident cases, it may be important to show how a driver or the company that owns the truck may have violated any state-specific laws or federal regulations that may help the case. Navigating all these laws and regulations can be particularly complicated and tricky.
Why you need a truck accident lawyer
The injuries victims receive in trucking-related accidents many times are extreme. Often, they are devastating to one’s life and can seriously affect an entire family’s financial future. For this reason, if you have been injured in a truck-related accident, you need to have a seasoned personal injury lawyer on your side fighting for you. A lawyer will ensure that those that have committed negligent acts are held accountable for their actions. It is also important to have an experienced lawyer who can protect your rights and any unfair tactics that may be used to prevent you from receiving fair and deserving compensation for your injuries.
Typical Truck accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injury & paralysis
- Back and neck injuries including whiplash
- Fractures (broken bones), lacerations & contusions
- Internal injuries
- Limb loss and amputation
- Seat belt injuries
A knowledgeable truck accident lawyer will investigate your crash, determine if any laws or regulations have been violated, and help you navigate your claim process. With what’s at stake when it comes to a truck crash and the related injuries, it is highly recommended that you have an experienced truck accident lawyer represent you.
Truck Accidents and Insurance Companies
Insurance companies are in business to make money and not in business to offer claimants a fair settlement when it comes to automobile accidents. When a truck accident occurs many times the company will have their attorneys on retainer who spring into action and will be ready to limit the trucking company’s liability and many times attempt to get accident victims to admit or say something which may not be true. These actions can and many times prevent a truck accident victim from being able to get the full compensation they are entitled to. The injuries victims receive in trucking accidents are typically extreme. Many times they are devastating to your life and even seriously affect your financial future. This is why you need to have seasoned legal counsel fighting for you to ensure those that are negligent are held accountable for their actions and unfair tactics are not used to prevent you from receiving fair compensation for your injuries.
The Jaspon Firm serves Truck Accident Victims in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Kissimmee, Clearwater, Tampa, Largo, St. Petersburg, Titusville, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Apopka, Doctor Phillips, Winter Park, Maitland, Casselberry, Kissimmee, Longwood, Winter Springs, Ocoee, Pine Hills, Sanford, Windermere and Winter Garden and surrounding areas.
Who can I sue if I suffer an injury in a truck accident?
Determining who is liable for your injuries isn’t always straightforward. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you will need to hire a personal injury attorney to navigate Florida state regulations. Truck accident lawyers are trained to examine and investigate all the interested parties to determine who may be liable for your injuries and determine the best course of action for your case. Some examples of potentially responsible parties may be:
- The driver of the truck
- The trucking company and or carrier
- A company that may have leased the truck
- The truck maintenance company, tire manufacturer, or other truck equipment-related company.
These are just a few typical parties that tend to be involved in trucking accident lawsuits. It is not uncommon for some responsible parties to fight over who is liable and whose insurance company will be on the hook for injuries and damages. To protect your rights, you should engage an experienced accident lawyer with a thorough understanding of federal and local trucking regulations. The best truck accident attorneys are skilled at getting the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages. You want an aggressive attorney with truck accident experience on your side. The Jaspon Firm is experienced with truck accident cases and standing up to the insurance giants.
Tractor-trailers can weigh upwards of tens of thousands of pounds when they are fully loaded. When one of these huge vehicles runs into a smaller vehicle, the injuries can be multiple and severe. The Orlando 18 wheeler accident attorneys at our law firm have been working with people injured in semi-truck collisions for years. The Jaspon Firm is very familiar with the Florida no-fault insurance laws, and Jeremiah Jaspon knows how to help you get the best compensation for your injuries.
Common 18 Wheeler Accident Injuries
There were over 4,000 large truck accidents resulting in almost 4,500 injuries last year in Florida. There were also over 300 fatalities from those collisions. Some of the common injuries sustained in truck accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries (can result in paralysis)
- Broken bones
- Severe contusions
- Internal injuries
If you or a loved one has sustained any of these types of injuries or others as a result of a semi truck accident in Florida, it is important that you speak with an attorney who can help you recover damages that you are legally entitled to.
18 Wheeler Accident Attorney
Most large trucks are owned by shipping or transport companies. When you have been injured because one of their employees was driving a massive vehicle in a dangerous or negligent manner, you will probably have to deal with the fact that these companies are going to try to minimize the financial damage that they’re going to sustain. These people are professionals and they know what they’re doing. Don’t try to fight something like this alone. You need your own legal team of aggressive and knowledgeable lawyers who know exactly what to expect from insurance companies and the types of corporations that use big rig trucks.
Truck drivers commonly work for long hours, and sometimes they can fall asleep behind the wheel or lose control of their truck due to fatigue. It also takes much longer for a tractor trailer to come to a complete stop, and if their air pressure brakes are put under too much stress, they can easily stop functioning properly. All of these dangers could cause a severe accidents with another vehicles on the road, which would most likely result in terrible injuries. Let us help you. As The Jaspon Firm is a more intimate firm, you will always be able to speak with your attorney Jeremiah Jaspon. If you have questions, concerns, worries or just want to know that we’re working on your case, you can always call, email or drop in and Jeremiah Jaspon and his staff will be able to see you. That is the benefit of working with people and a law firm that cares about you.
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