There are numerous circumstances and legal issues involved in the representation of semi-truck, tractor-trailer, and other commercial vehicle accident cases. The operation of these types of vehicles is governed by state motor vehicle codes and federal standards as established by the Department of Transportation (DOT). These regulations cover all areas of operation: loading, lighting, driver licensing and certification, duty time parameters, and more. Accidents involving these types of trucks can result in injuries that require a long and painful rehabilitation period.
Recovery after an accident caused by a commercial truck frequently requires a claim against the truck driver’s auto insurance policy as well as the trucking company’s commercial liability policy. As time passes, critical evidence can disappear. It is important for you to speak with an attorney right away. Our Jacksonville commercial truck accident attorneys can get to work immediately to protect your right to compensation.
For more information on commercial trucking accidents and your rights if injured, call (904) 637-7721.
Holding Commercial Trucking Companies Accountable
Despite the strict regulations and codes that govern the trucking industry, accidents continue to occur with surprising frequency and devastating results. Trucking companies often force drivers to stay behind the wheel longer than allowed by federal regulation, which can contribute to truck driver fatigue and semi-truck crashes. In addition, tractor-trailers are sometimes built using defective parts or are loaded incorrectly or improperly maintained. Our team of Jacksonville commercial truck accident lawyers is experienced in helping the injured and the families of those lost in fatal accidents recover full and fair compensation of damages.
Compensation for a commercial truck accident claim may cover:
- Medical expenses
- Ongoing medical treatment
- Medication and medical supplies
- Physical therapy and assistive devices
- Lost earnings, including bonuses and benefits
- Loss of future earnings or earning potential
- Emotional trauma, such as pain and suffering
We have the expertise and network of experts needed to investigate and reconstruct your accident to accurately identify all possible defendants, insurance coverage, and avenues of recovery. Our lawyers will uncover the base cause of your accident, identify the liable parties, analyze your medical condition and prognosis, and present a compelling analysis of your damages.
Let us fight for fair, full compensation after your commercial trucking accident. Call Spohrer Dodd today at (904) 637-7721 or contact us online.