Tampa Truck Accident Attorneys

Truck accidents are often serious and result in catastrophic injuries and long-term suffering. At Jack Bernstein, Injury Lawyers, our Tampa truck accident attorneys help victims get the compensation they deserve. With decades of injury litigation experience, we have the in-depth knowledge that it takes to get results for our clients.

If you have been hurt in a trucking accident, contact our law firm today for a free consultation. We can represent you in claiming financial compensation for your injuries and suffering.

 

How Can a Truck Accident Lawyer Help Victims?

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We’re proud of our history of excellence and commitment to protecting your rights. Our semi-truck accident lawyers understand how devastating a commercial truck accident can be. That’s why we work with victims to get justice and fair financial compensation for all their losses.

Our team of semi-truck accident attorneys provides:

  • Free initial consultations to see if you qualify to bring a claim
  • Full-service legal representation and advocacy
  • Transparent legal advice to help you make the best decisions about your case
  • Direct communication with the insurance companies on your behalf
  • A full investigation of the incident, including gathering evidence and talking to witnesses
  • A complete valuation of your losses, including economic and non-economic damages
  • Building a strong legal case to maximize your settlement
  • Resources and a supportive legal support team to help you during your recovery
  • Skilled and aggressive representation in court if your case goes to trial

Contact Jack Bernstein, Injury Lawyers, to see how we can help you just as we have helped so many others who were injured in a truck or car accident.

What Types of Compensation Can I Claim After a Truck Accident?

The monetary compensation you get for a truck accident should fairly reflect your losses. Even though you’ve been injured, you may not easily identify all the ways that you are suffering from a truck accident without the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Types of compensation you receive may include:

  • Emergency medical bills
  • Doctor and nursing care
  • Long-term medical expenses, therapies
  • Prescriptions, devices, and related medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Property damage
  • Attorneys fees and costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Inconvenience, loss of lifestyle, disfigurement

Some of the ways you are impacted by a truck accident are obvious—like medical bills and vehicle damage. But you may not have considered that your injuries change your career path or that you are suffering from physical limitations.

Our lawyers ensure that you place a fair legal value on all losses so that you are compensated for the true value of your case. 

What Types of Trucks Are Involved in Truck Accident Claims?

There are several ways victims suffer injuries after a collision with a truck. A truck accident claim may be based on any of the following types of trucks:

  • Light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks
  • Pickup trucks
  • Semi-trucks, semi-trailers, tractor-trailers
  • Cement, crane, and other heavy equipment
  • Haulers and transporters
  • Tow trucks
  • Flatbed trailers
  • Moving trucks
  • Construction trucks and maintenance vehicles
  • Plows
  • Tankers
  • Delivery trucks, like Amazon, UPS, and FedEx

What Are Some Causes of Tampa Truck Accidents?

semi truck crash

Many things can lead to unsafe conditions on the road that cause a truck accident. Some common causes include:

  • Distracted driving, including texting
  • Not using sufficient care on hazardous roads
  • Failing to leave adequate following distance, especially in busy stop-and-go driving
  • Parking in active driving lanes and other dangerous places
  • Speeding
  • Driver fatigue; operating for too many hours without sufficient rest
  • Unsecured loads and falling objects
  • Failing to observe traffic laws for stop signs, lane changes, etc.
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI)

What Are Common Truck Accident Injuries?

Because of the significant size and weight of large trucks, these types of accidents can have devastating consequences for accident victims. Common injuries in a truck claim include:

  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding and bruising, organ damage
  • Brain injuries, TBI, concussion
  • Paralysis, spinal cord injuries
  • Whiplash and soft tissue damage
  • Nerve, ligament, and tendon damage
  • Road rash, scars, and disfigurement

A victim should receive prompt medical attention to stabilize, document, and begin to treat injuries. As part of our representation, our lawyers ensure you have the medical documentation to prove the full extent of your injuries. We work to claim compensation for the losses you have already incurred, as well as medical expenses you are likely to have in the future.

What Can I Do If the Insurance Company Is Being Unfair?

Going up against the insurance company after a truck accident isn’t easy. They have a team of lawyers on their side, and they want to pay you as little as possible. At Jack Bernstein, Injury Lawyers, we have extensive litigation experience and the resources to fight back.

We know what the insurance companies do to avoid paying claims, and we won’t back down. Our law firm provides the thorough, comprehensive representation that it takes for you to receive fair compensation.

Who May Be Legally Liable for a Truck Accident?

truck speeding on highway

It may not be just the truck driver who is legally liable for an accident claim. Liability may extend to any of the following parties:

  • Truck driver
  • Vehicle manufacturer
  • Party responsible for faulty repairs
  • Owner of the truck
  • Trucking company
  • The party who hired, trained or supervised the driver
  • Those responsible for the load being transported
  • Third-party vendors providing support in the shipping process
  • The government entity that designed, built or maintained the road

Florida has elevated minimum insurance requirements for commercial trucks. These policies can be helpful to collect compensation for damages. When we represent you in a claim, we look at all parties who may be liable and any insurance policies that may apply.

RELATED: Determining Liability and Negligence in Truck Accidents

How Common Are Truck Accidents?

According to the National Safety Council¹, 118,000 large truck accidents resulted in injury in 2019 alone. Trucks are the largest and heaviest vehicles on the road, which means accidents are often catastrophic for their victims.

How many accidents are caused by semi-trucks? Florida keeps records of these types of accidents. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles², there were 31,838 accidents in 2019 involving medium and heavy trucks weighing 10,000 lbs or more.

RELATED: What Percentage of Accidents Are Caused by Trucks?

What Should I Do if I Lost a Loved One After a Truck Accident?

If you have lost a loved one in a truck accident, our lawyers can help you claim compensation through a wrongful death claim. We know how devastating it is to suddenly lose a family member. Your entire life is changed instantly, and the responsible party should be held accountable.

Our law firm is a team of compassionate professionals. Let us seek justice for your loved one and help you claim the monetary relief you need and deserve.

What Is the Legal Basis for a Truck Accident Claim?

Negligence is the most common legal foundation for truck accident compensation. Commercial operators have a high duty to take reasonable precautions for safety on the roads. A traffic violation or even carelessly operating a vehicle based on road conditions may be the basis of a truck accident claim.

How Do I Find Tampa Truck Accident Attorneys Near Me?

If you’ve suffered injuries after a truck accident in Tampa, FL, Jack Bernstein, Injury Lawyers, are proud to help members of our community get the compensation they deserve. We have decades of experience assisting Tampa injury victims seek justice.

We understand Florida and local laws and have experience working with the local court systems. We are taking new cases, and we can represent you to claim a monetary payment for damages following a truck accident.

No Fees Unless You Win

personal injury lawyer meeting with injured client

You shouldn’t have to worry about how to pay for a lawyer while you’re recovering from a trucking accident. That’s why we represent you with no fees unless you win.

Start your claim with a consultation with our legal team. We’ll review the details of your accident and what your claim may be worth, so you can make the most informed decisions regarding your case. Contact us today to get started.

Sources:

¹National Safety Council (NSC). Large Trucks. Retrieved 31 March 2022.

²Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). Traffic Crash Facts. Retrieved 31 March 2022.

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