If you were involved in a truck accident, you need to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible after the collision. Truck accidents frequently cause serious injuries that can affect you for the rest of your life. Many collisions with large trucks also result in fatalities, leaving grieving loved ones behind. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene represents both accident victims and those who have lost their family members to an accident.
Florida law allows victims of truck collisions to obtain compensation if a truck driver was responsible for an accident. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) estimates that driver-related factors are a contributing cause of around one-third of all truck collisions that occur on U.S. roads, which means there is a good chance the driver is to blame for your crash. Victims may also be able to pursue claims against the trucking company employing the driver to have the best chance of recovering full compensation.
Steinger, Iscoe & Greene offers free consultations to truck accident victims so your case can be evaluated by a legal professional. If you have a claim, our attorneys will represent you and charge no legal fees unless we recover compensation. Call today to speak to a member of our legal team to get your case started.
Truck accidents are very different from typical motor vehicle collisions. Trucks are much larger than standard vehicles and can become involved in deadly accidents caused by jackknifing of a tractor-trailer or by vehicles sliding underneath the body of the truck. Trucks are also top-heavy and prone to rolling over, and may be carrying hazardous loads. All of this combines to make it more likely that truck accident victims will be permanently injured or even killed.
The more serious the accident, the more important it is to have a trusted legal professional helping you get compensation. Steinger Iscoe & Greene can negotiate a settlement on your behalf with the trucker or respective insurance company, and can help you pursue claims against the trucking company and other potentially responsible parties. You should be compensated for:
Truck accidents are also different because truckers are expected to abide by many rules set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). These rules set the maximum number of hours a trucker may work in a day and a week, as well as establish rules for cargo loading and truck maintenance among other things.
Any time a trucker violates the rules, this creates a presumption of negligence that can make it easier for you to pursue an injury claim. You need a lawyer who knows the FMCSA rules inside and out so you can build the strongest case.
Investigating a truck accident and pursuing a claim can be complicated, but our attorneys have decades of collective experience and a long track record of helping clients recover damages. While every case is different, we are confident we can provide the compassionate and skilled legal representation you deserve during your truck accident case. Contact us at one of our offices in Miami, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Port St. Lucie, Fort Myers, Orlando, Okeechobee to request a free case evaluation.