Semi Truck Accidents, Tractor-Trailer Truck Accidents, and Large Truck Accidents
When someone is operating a heavy vehicle that is difficult to maneuver, that person has a responsibility to other drivers to operate the vehicle safely. If you've been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident, you may be legally entitled to compensation from the driver or trucking company.
At the Law Office of Hugh James McDonnell, P.A., in Orlando, we represent clients who have been injured in Florida accidents involving semi trucks and other commercial vehicles. Contact us to arrange a free consultation with experienced attorney Hugh James McDonnell. You will pay no fees or costs unless we obtain compensation for you.
Assessing Safety Violations and General Negligence
Because commercial trucks are massive and potentially dangerous, truck drivers and trucking companies are held not only to legal standards of negligence, but also to federal and state safety regulations addressing issues such as hours of service, maintenance, inspections and keeping accurate log books.
If you have been injured in an accident involving an 18-wheeler or other commercial truck that violated safety rules, you may be entitled to punitive damages in addition to your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Even if the driver and/or trucking company was adhering to documented standards, they can still be held liable for a truck accident caused by general negligence toward the safety of others on the road.
Going Up Against Powerful Insurance Defense Firms
Law firms that defend the trucking industry are accustomed to handling major cases involving catastrophic injuries or fatalities. These firms are not in the business of agreeing quickly to large settlements, and can be expected to scrutinize every detail in such cases.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, you need an attorney who prepares the evidence meticulously, before taking your case to trial. This is important to protect your rights and to insure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
At Hugh James McDonnell, P.A., we back up every claim with proven substantial evidence making it clear that we are ready to go to trial, in order to pursue the compensation you may be entitled to from the responsible party. Contact us today to discuss your potential claim.