Truck accident cases in Tampa and St. Petersburg come with unique challenges. Trucking accident cases are generally more complicated for several reasons, including the trucks’ complexity.
St. Petersburg and Tampa are unique legal jurisdictions. You should retain a law firm that knows the area’s local courts, law enforcement authorities, and other insurers. Our firm is well acquainted with these locales and is ready to lead your truck accident case today.
What Makes Truck Accident Cases More Complex Than Other Cases?
Even though there are exceptions, car accident cases generally involve the motorists in the accident. The situation is relatively straightforward, while motorists’ insurance companies are also involved.
Trucking companies are generally more complex than car accidents because:
Truck Accidents Usually Involve Multiple Parties
Truck accident cases typically involve:
- Any passenger vehicle occupants involved in the collision
- The passenger vehicle occupant’s insurer
- The trucker involved in the collision
- The trucking company that employs the trucker
- The trucking company’s insurance company
- The trucking company’s attorneys
A trucking company’s involvement is a big deal. These companies could fight tooth and nail to avoid paying for your damages.
Trucking Companies Defend Themselves Against Liability Claims
Trucking companies generally defend themselves against liability claims. The United States Census Bureau explains that more than 3.5 million truck drivers are in the United States. A given trucking company may employ tens, hundreds, or thousands of truckers.
Accidents are a regular occurrence for trucking companies, and a trucking company may take a defensive stance when faced with a liability claim. These are for-profit companies, and paying large settlements is not good for business.
We expect to face a trucking company’s attorneys, who may:
- Accuse you of liability for the trucking accident
- Offer a lowball settlement and refuse to offer more (at least at first)
- Try to withhold evidence related to your accident
- Contest the nature, severity, or cost of your damages
Don’t take trucking companies or their attorneys lightly. Instead, you can retain a legal team with experience that will fight for you.
Trucks Are Complex Vehicles
Trucks are complicated vehicles. Truck drivers must obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to operate these large, heavy vehicles. In addition to various truck components, drivers must also worry about their trailers and cargo.
When we diagnose the cause of your truck accident in Tampa or St. Petersburg, we’ll need to account for these various components. We may need to:
- Review black box data from the truck
- Hire an expert to review the truck involved in the accident
- Review truck usage and service records
- Diagnose potential truck malfunctions based on witness accounts, truck driver testimony, and other available evidence
While our attorneys are experienced with truck accident cases, we rely on experts when necessary. Our firm has relationships with several qualified trucking industry experts in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. We’ll lean on these experts whenever they can improve your case for compensation.
The Trucking Industry Has Complex Regulations (Which May Be Relevant To Your Case)
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), and other regulatory bodies impose many rules on truckers and trucking companies. Our legal team understands these rules and will identify any violations that contributed to your accident.
Truck Accidents Cause Serious Injuries
Per the USDOT, trucks traveling on highways (which run through Tampa and St. Petersburg) travel more than 55 mph on average. Trucks can become deadly at these speeds, as the crushing force of a truck is immense.
Even if a truck strikes you at lower speeds, serious injuries are highly likely. With serious injuries come large financial recoveries. Unfortunately, fighting for a large financial recovery is generally more difficult, as liable parties fight particularly hard against these claims.
Our legal team will fight back on your behalf. We won’t settle for any settlement except the one you deserve.
A Liable Trucking Company May Have Valuable Evidence
The trucking company involved in your case may have valuable evidence in its possession, including the truck involved in your accident.
Our firm will file a letter of spoliation, if necessary. This letter will require the company to preserve any evidence that could be useful in your case. The trucking company may fight the demand to share such evidence, which can further complicate a truck accident case.
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Should I Choose A Law Firm Familiar With Tampa And St. Petersburg?
In addition to the challenges of truck accident cases in general, you will need to navigate the legal and insurance systems in St. Petersburg or Tampa—wherever your case takes place.
Rather than trying to learn about the legal system in your area, rely on a law firm that’s already familiar. Our attorneys regularly represent truck accident victims in both Tampa and St. Petersburg. By allowing our team to lead your case, you will:
- Avoid the time and effort required to learn about your legal jurisdiction
- Allow our attorneys to leverage existing relationships and knowledge in your favor
- Protect your health by focusing on your health rather than your truck accident case
Our personal injury law firm goes the extra mile for our clients. This means:
- Managing every detail of your case
- Protecting your rights and your privacy
- Communicating with you throughout the legal process
- Helping you receive medical care
- Advising you on every major decision in your case
Our attorneys, paralegals, and investigators will lead your case from start to finish. You worry about getting better. We’ll take care of everything else.
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