Orlando 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer

Florida Interstates: Prime Targets for Serious Injuries involving Tractor Trailer Trucks

Orlando 18 Wheeler Accident LawyerFew things are more intimidating than seeing a commercial truck barreling down on you. Compared to regular cars and trucks, 18 wheelers are giants of the road; when they are involved in an accident, it can be catastrophic for the other vehicle and its passengers.

Survivors of Florida truck accidents often struggle with serious and long-term personal injury. They are understandably more focused on healing and getting their bearings than filing a lawsuit, which is exactly how insurance companies take advantage of them.

Arguing over a settlement amount can be an exhausting endeavor, and when you are already physically and mentally weakened, you may just want to give in and stop fighting back. Even those who do intend to push for the financial compensation they deserve often end up making mistakes that hurt their case.

Speak with an experienced Florida attorney at our firm today.
Call 855-Kramer-Now (855-572-6376)

Orlando 18 wheeler accident victims deserve the highest level of help.

Obtaining justice in a big rig trucking accident demands knowledge of Florida statutes and Federal regulations governing commercial motor vehicles. The Kramer Law Firm has a track record of success in fighting for victims of 18-wheeler truck accidents, and we will put our considerable knowledge and resources to work for you.

Call 855-Kramer-Now (855-572-6376) to speak with an Orlando truck injury lawyer. There are far too many mistakes to be made in this kind of case if you try to handle it alone, and the stakes are just too high when you’ve been seriously injured.

Differences between trucking cases and other auto injury cases

Truck Accident Lawyers OrlandoBeing hit by an 18-wheel tractor trailer is far different from other kinds of auto accidents. Because collisions with their vehicles can be so deadly, truck drivers and trucking companies are required to meet higher standards of safety.

If either the driver or the truck that hit you was not up to those standards, it is the duty of those responsible to compensate you for the trauma that you have endured. If you are hit by a commercial truck, whether it is a sea-land container truck, tanker truck or logging truck, it involves not just the driver, but the trucking company that he or she works for.

Liability in 18 Wheeler Truck Accidents

Personal injury compensation can only be obtained from the party whose negligent act caused your injuries. An Orlando truck accident lawyer at Kramer Law knows that these cases may have various negligent parties, and will work to establish negligence under the Code of Federal Regulations and in accordance with Florida statutes.

Our attorneys will examine liability on the part of the truck driver, the trucking company, the shipper or contractors involved to determine all responsible parties. Our goal for our clients is to maximize their financial recovery. If negotiations are not sufficient, we will take your case to trial.

We may find various levels of responsibility in the wake of a semi-truck accident such as

  • Overloading of freight, unbalanced loads, improper tie-down
  • Hiring unqualified or inexperienced drivers
  • Cab and trailer maintenance violations
  • Improper trailer lights and safety equipment
  • Unrealistic scheduling causing driver fatigue, speeding or truck driver error
  • Defective mechanical parts of the truck or trailer
  • Defective tires

This Is the Time for Skilled Legal Counsel

One of the biggest mistakes that victims make in these types of accidents is to talk to the trucking company. Many times, these companies will attempt to contact victims under the guise of making things better for them, but don’t be fooled.

Trucking companies are often represented by commercial insurance carriers with teams of adjusters and lawyers to protect the company from risk and costs. Their goal is to get you to accept as low a settlement figure as possible so that they can save money and protect their reputation.

Barring that, they want to get you to say something that they can use against you if you decide to take the case to court. Even the most innocuous statements can become problems.

Before you talk with the insurance company, speak with a truck accident attorney at Kramer Law. Protect your rights by retaining lawyers experienced in commercial truck collisions to handle all interactions with the insurance companies for you.

Get Vital, Strategic Help from Kramer Law

If an 18 wheeler accident has devastated you or your family, collecting full compensation is critical in order for you to meet the costs of medical treatment, possible long-term care and rehabilitation, and loss of income.

In the worst cases, wrongful death can result. A family who has lost a loved one wants answers, and is overwhelmed with loss and financial uncertainties.

You can rely on the compassionate, dedicated attorneys at our firm to pursue you claim with the highest level of skill and personal service. If you are ready to fight for your rights, contact Kramer Law today for a free, no obligation consultation.

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