Crashes involving big trucks or tractor trailers, also known as 18-wheeler trucks, semi-trucks or big rigs, can be catastrophic. Injuries run the gamut from broken bones to head and brain injuries to loss limbs – to even death.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a tractor-trailer, contact a tractor trailer accident lawyer in Jacksonville at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. We can help you navigate your next steps and gather the information you need for your tractor trailer accident case.
You may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Call our office at 800-747-3733 for a free consultation and case evaluation.
Common Injuries from Tractor Trailer Crashes & How They Affect Accident Claims
Injuries from a tractor trailer accident can be catastrophic. Some of the most common injuries include:
- Brain, back, or neck injuries
- Rib injuries
- Broken bones
- Amputated limbs or extremities
- Internal trauma
- Burns, cuts, lacerations
- Spinal cord injuries
- Psychological injuries: depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
The long-term effects of these injuries can be significant. Victims may require rehabilitation or medical care over a lifetime. They may be unable to go back to work or may have to take a lower-paying job. And some may face a lifetime of pain and suffering.
Our lawyers will help you quantify your losses and seek a settlement or judgment that compensates you for all your damages. Call us at 1-800-747-3733 to set up a consultation with a tractor trailer accident lawyer in Jacksonville.
Getting Compensation for a Fatal Tractor Trailer Accident
If your loved one died due to someone else’s negligence, a lawyer with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit.
We can determine the value of your loss and pursue compensation for survivors, including the decedent’s spouse, children, parents, and other dependants. Set up your consultation to discuss recoverable damages for your case.
Proving Liability for a Tractor Trailer Accident
Proving negligence and who is liable for the damages in a tractor trailer accident can be complicated. That is because in some instances, more than one party is at fault. To help you understand this, take into consideration the causes of truck crashes. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), these are the most common ones:
- Overloaded Trucks
- Tired Drivers
- Inexperienced Drivers
- Poorly Maintained Brakes
Do we pursue compensation from the truck driver who was speeding or may not have rested enough in-between shifts? Or do we file a lawsuit against the trucking company? Or perhaps do we file a lawsuit against the company that makes and/or maintains the truck’s brakes?
Truck carriers may be vicariously liable for a truck driver’s negligence. So if a truck driver was speeding, the carrier may be liable for any damages that result from an accident. Similarly, a truck carrier may be liable for its own direct negligence. For example, if a truck carrier fails to maintain the truck or requires drivers to operate the vehicle beyond the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration allowable hours of service limits, the carrier may be directly liable.
As you can see, there is much to consider when evaluating liability. And our team of lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine knows how to make sure the trucking company and other liable parties preserve all evidence relating to the case so we can build a case to get you compensation.
Call Us to Get Started on Your Tractor Trailer Accident Case
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine works on contingency fees. This means you can hire a lawyer without paying any money up front. With a contingency fee, the lawyer collects a fee only upon winning the case.
You deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering and other damages. If you require legal assistance, call 800-747-3733 for a free consultation with a tractor trailer accident lawyer in Jacksonville.