Tampa Truck Accident Lawyer

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that trucking accidents killed 4,094 people and injured 116,000 in recent years. Occupants of passenger vehicles are likely to suffer severe or fatal injuries in a collision with a fully-loaded 18-wheeler weighing up to 80,000 lbs.

If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a trucking accident, contact Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC right away. Our experienced Tampa personal injury lawyers are fierce advocates for trucking accident victims.

Why Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC to Represent You?

We understand that you may be having a difficult time after a large truck wreck with serious injuries. Working with our professional trucking accident attorneys can provide you with important benefits:

  • We offer a free initial consultation to determine if you have a case before proceeding.
  • Our lawyers have more than 60 years of experience successfully representing clients in all types of personal injury matters.
  • We take a hands-on approach to your case and will aggressively litigate for the maximum possible damages.

Why You Need a Lawyer?

Trucking accidents are complex legal cases involving multiple potentially responsible parties and federal regulation governing the trucking industry. For the best chance of recovering fair compensation for your losses, it is essential to have an experienced trucking accident attorney on your side. Our personal injury lawyers have the knowledge, skills, and resources to investigate your accident, determine the cause, and hold responsible parties accountable for your injuries.

Causes of Trucking Accidents in Florida

Crashes involving large commercial trucks can occur for any number of reasons. Many trucking accidents occur because of truck driver or trucking company negligence. Common causes of large truck wrecks include:

  • Driver inexperience
  • Driver fatigue
  • Truck driver drug use
  • Poorly maintained truck brakes
  • Overloaded tractor-trailers
  • Speeding
  • Large truck blind spots
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way

Determining Liability

Determining liability in a large truck accident can be a complicated process. It may involve:

  • A thorough investigation of the truck accident scene
  • Obtaining and reviewing trucking company employee records
  • Examining commercial truck logbooks
  • Collecting and preserving the “black box” – the Electronic Control Module (ECM) designed to capture ongoing data regarding the operation of the truck

An investigation is conducted to determine whether there was:

  • Driver negligence;
  • Negligence on the part of the trucking company in hiring or monitoring the driver or inspecting and maintaining the truck; or
  • Mechanical failure contributing to the accident, which may be the fault of a manufacturer or company responsible for maintenance.

Damages You May Be Able to Recover

Trucking accidents can cause severe or catastrophic injuries with long-term consequences for the victims. Damages you may be entitled to recover may include:

  • Economic damages: The amount will depend on the extent of past and future medical expenses, how much you have lost in earnings while recovering from your injuries, and how much loss of earning potential you are likely to suffer in the future because of your injuries.
  • Non-economic damages: Recovery may be sought for intangible damages, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Punitive damages: Designed to punish the defendant and to deter similar conduct in the future, punitive damages are sometimes awarded in Florida trucking accident cases.

Get in Touch with Our Firm Today

Large trucking companies and their insurers have teams of lawyers ready to act in case of an accident. If you have sustained serious injuries in a trucking crash or accident, you need a dedicated legal advocate on your side as soon as possible. Contact Florin Gray Bouzas Owens, LLC, today for a free case consultation.

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