Providing Legal Solutions for Winter Park Truck Accident Victims

Trucking Accidents Can Cause Major Property Damage and Bodily Harm

At Morgan, White- Davis &Martinez, P.A., we stand up for the rights of injured car and truck accident victims throughout Central Florida. After someone else’s negligence has left you injured, you may be overwhelmed with all of the issues that arise. You not only have to go through a physical recovery process, but must deal with insurance companies and potential legal actions in order to receive compensation for medical expenses and other damages.

Our Winter Park personal injury attorneys will handle the legal aspects of your case, ensuring you have time to heal and recover. We have the experience and resources to handle personal injury matters, including truck and semi-truck accident cases. Commercial truck accidents are very common on the Central Florida roadways. Even a minor accident involving a commercial truck can cause serious injuries such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputation, and many other types of injuries. Our lawyers draw on their vast experience and extensive knowledge of legal and medical issues when we represent clients injured in a truck accident.

Causes and Liability in Trucking Accidents

Understanding common reasons for trucking accidents will help you determine if you have a valid claim. Over the years, the number of truck accidents has increased with more large trucks on the road. Although large trucks are only responsible for about 3% of injury-causing motor vehicle accidents, truck accidents cause greater harm than other traffic accidents due to the large size and weight of most trucks. In truck accidents, there may be multiple parties responsible for a vehicular accident. They include:

  • The Truck driver
  • The owner of the truck
  • The person or company that leased the truck from the owner
  • The manufacturer of the vehicle, tires, or other parts that may have contributed to the accident
  • The shipper or loader of the truck’s cargo (improper loading)

Under federal law, any company owning a trucking permit is responsible for all accidents involving a truck that has its placard or name displayed on the vehicle, whether the lease says owner/operator, or whether the driver is an employee or independent contractor.