Jacksonville Truck Accident Attorney
Hit By An 18-Wheeler or Big Rig?
Trucks are common sights on roads across the United States, carrying goods from one side of the country to the other. These massive vehicles are key parts of the distribution system, and they require some of the most intense and restrictive regulations of any class of vehicle in order to ensure the safety of both the drivers and the other people on the road. However, no regulations can stop a reckless or negligent driver from causing a crash and seriously injuring other drivers and their passengers.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, you should not hesitate to retain legal representation for help in seeking the maximum settlement possible. You may have staggering medical bills and severe injuries, and if the accident was caused by the truck driver, you deserve to be fully compensated. A professional Jacksonville truck accident attorney from the Law Offices of Jason K.S. Porter, P.A. can meet with you for a consultation to determine how much your injuries may be worth and to begin work on filing your claim.
What Should I Do If I Was In a Truck Accident?
You should not accept a settlement from the insurance company before discussing the situation with us, as you may be entitled to significantly more than you have been initially offered. Semi-trucks and 18-wheelers pose a serious threat to other drivers, due to the simple fact that they are several times larger than any other vehicle on the road and are capable of causing devastating damage in a collision.
Truck drivers require commercial licenses and are required to exercise a high level of caution to avoid accidents, and when negligent driving leads to injuries, they can be held liable for damages. Truckers are typically under pressure to meet delivery deadlines and will often violate federal regulations by driving long hours, sometimes under the influence of dangerous stimulants. There are also truck accidents on record which were caused by texting while driving, as well as drunk-driving accidents involving big rigs.
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The truck driver may also be found liable for your injuries for driving under unsafe road conditions. High winds, icy roads and heavy rain make it dangerous to drive large trucks, and when the driver pushes the limits of safety and ends up in a rollover or a jackknife, other vehicles are often caught up in the damage. Whether you suffered a spinal cord injury, a brain injury or if you are seeking a wrongful death settlement, an attorney from our firm will work tirelessly to help you maximize your compensation for the accident.
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