Truck accidents can have devastating consequences. Many truck accident victims suffer life-altering injuries, and, tragically, a significant percentage of all truck accidents are fatal. The recovery process can be long, complicated, and expensive, and protecting your legal rights requires the advice and representation of an experienced Port Charlotte truck accident lawyer.
At Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., our lawyers bring decades of experience towards helping truck accident victims and their families in Port Charlotte. If you have been injured or lost a loved one, we can explain everything you need to know. We will guide you step-by-step through the recovery process, and we will use our experience to seek maximum compensation for your injuries or your loved one’s death.
Seeking Financial Compensation for a Truck Accident
When seeking financial compensation for a truck accident, one of the first steps is to determine who (or which) company is responsible. This requires a thorough on-scene investigation, and it is extremely important that you engage a law firm to investigate right away. When a Port Charlotte truck accident lawyer investigates your case, we will look for evidence of one (or more) of the following:
A common cause of truck accidents is driver negligence. Drivers may work long hours, fail to account for blind spots when turning or changing lanes, speed, and/or be driving under the influence.
Many truck drivers are owner-operators. This means that they own their own trucks, and they make deliveries for other companies. If an owner-operator’s negligence is responsible for your (or your loved one’s) truck accident, we can pursue a claim under the owner-operator’s liability insurance policy.
If a truck driver is not an owner-operator, then this means that he or she works for a company. This could be a trucking company, a grocery store chain or big box retailer, or any of a variety of other types of companies that operate commercial trucks. Employers are liable for their employees’ negligence (in most cases) under Florida law, and we have significant experience handling cases against truck drivers’ employers.
Shipping Company Liability
While driver negligence is the most common factor in commercial truck accidents, several other factors can cause (or contribute to causing) serious and fatal collisions. For example, if our investigation reveals that improper cargo loading or failure to secure cargo properly was a factor in your (or your loved one’s) crash, then the shipping company could be liable for your losses.
Beyond improper cargo loading and failure to properly secure cargo, numerous other factors can play a role in causing commercial truck accidents. Tire failures, brake failures and road hazards are just a few examples of issues that can establish third-party liability for accidents involving 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, delivery trucks, garbage trucks and other commercial trucks.
Get Help from an Experienced Port Charlotte Truck Accident Lawyer
Being injured in an accident with a truck can be devastating to accident victims. Should you or a loved one be injured in an accident because of the negligence of a commercial truck driver, please contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. after seeking medical treatment. We assist truck accident victims in holding truckers and trucking companies accountable for actions that cause injuries or death to victims.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident in Port Charlotte, we encourage you to contact us. We provide free consultations, and we do not charge any fees or costs until we receive a monetary recovery for you. Our team will investigate the accident, determine how it could have been avoided, and help determine what options may be available for potential compensation. We are available when you need us, 24/7. To speak with one of our experienced Port Charlotte truck accident lawyers in confidence, call Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. at 941-764-7748 or contact us online now.