Fort Myers Personal Injury Attorneys Handle Truck Accident Claims

Accidents involving semi-tractor trailers, dump trucks, and large trucks all too often can result in catastrophic injuries or death. Our Fort Myers personal injury lawyers consult with the best trucking experts in the state of Florida in order to determine how the accident occurred and how it could have been avoided. Unfortunately, we often find that these truck accidents easily could have been avoided if the trucking company had not chosen to put profits ahead of safety in its list of priorities. It is this type of negligence that drives us to represent victims of trucking accidents.  We help accident victims to hold truckers and trucking companies accountable for their actions in causing injuries and even death to others.

The firm's Fort Myers personal injury attorneys utilize state and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration laws in order to determine whether the trucking company or truck driver properly maintained the truck, and complied with the sleep requirements that are designed to prevent accidents. Truck drivers and trucking companies are subject to a whole host of complex requirements to ensure their safety and the safety of others on the nation’s roadways. In addition to the regulations already mentioned, truck drivers must follow certain steps when they are pulled over at the side of a highway, for instance, so that other drivers will notice them. It is often when truckers fail to follow these important safety rules that serious and even deadly accidents can occur. The Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., has the experience and financial resources to battle with the trucking companies and their insurers.

If you or a family member has experienced an injury or death as a result of an accident involving a truck, contact your Fort Myers personal injury lawyer at our law firm immediately for a free consultation. We will gather information from you, investigate your case, and help you determine what options may be available to you, including the potential for a legal claim for compensation. There are no fees or costs for you to pay us unless you win a financial settlement or verdict. Therefore, you need not worry about financing a lawsuit while you may be struggling to recover from injuries or other losses; we believe in you and your case, and have the resources to handle your case for you. Please visit our settlements and verdicts to view the results in some of the Florida Truck Accident cases and other cases handled by Fort Myers personal injury lawyer Randall L. Spivey.

More Helpful Information

Sleep Apnea Testing No Longer Being Pursued 

Sleep apnea has been blamed for deadly truck and rail accidents in the United States. In spite of this fact, the FMCSA and the FRA announced the beginning of August 2017 that they are no longer pursuing regulations which would require drivers to be tested for sleep apnea. 

What are the top 3 causes of commercial truck accidents? 

Every 16 minutes one person is either injured or killed in a truck-related accident. The FMCSA and the NHTSA  have identified the top three causes of trucks colliding with other vehicles.

What Sources of Insurance May Apply to My Accident Case

If you are injured in a vehicle accident, you may be able to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and related expenses from either your vehicle insurance company or the other driver's insurance company, depending on who was at fault.

Distracted Truck Driving Often Ends Badly

Many truck drivers and motor carriers are good drivers. However, when accidents occur, the effects of the traffic accidents are frequently terrible. 

Speeding Dump Trucks in Residential Neighborhoods - A Fatality Waiting to Happen

WINK News reported in February 2017 that residents in South Fort Myers are frustrated. Dozens of dump trucks have been speeding down Hendry Creek Drive every day for at least a week. 

Large truck tire blowouts can result in fatalities 

Large commercial trucks (semis) are everywhere on our highways. They are the backbone of commerce as we know it. However, when these trucks have accidents, they usually end up on the 6 o’clock news. 

Can Cargo Tank Rollovers By Prevented?

Cargo tank trucks are used in transporting essential hazardous materials such as gasoline, gases, chemicals and non-hazardous materials like milk, cement and water.  They are usually longer, heavier and require more driving skill than single vehicles.  When a cargo tank truck rollover accident occurs, it not only can result in fatalities and/or injuries, but especially in urban areas, can result in roadway damage and traffic delays.  When combustible and/or hazardous cargo are involved, the losses are even greater.  

The Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Researchers with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have done many surveys and data analyses to determine the most common causes of truck accidents that occur not only in Florida, but all throughout the U.S. Whatever the reason for the accident, most Fort Myers personal injury attorneys will tell you that being involved in an accident with a large commercial vehicle can be life altering.

Truck Accident Cases May Be Complex

In addition to the possibility of multiple parties being involved, truck accidents may be a combination of  negligence, product liability and/or wrongful death. This is why it is extremely important to work with an attorney with extensive experience in this complex area. We handle such matters. 

Driving Near 18-Wheelers? "Share With Care"

Sharing the road with "18-wheelers" isn't like sharing the road with anyone else. Drivers must take precautions.

Drowsy Driving - 1 in 24 Surveyed Admit to Falling Asleep While Driving

The CDC reports 1 in 24 surveyed have admitted to falling asleep while driving. 100,000 crashes each year are caused by fatigued drivers. Avoid driving while drowsy by knowing the risk factors and signs of driving while fatigued. Learn about the risks and signs you may be too drowsy to drive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

Location

Spivey Law Firm 13400 Parker Commons Blvd.
Fort Myers, Florida 33912

(239) 337-7483

Free Consultation