Truck Accident


Passenger cars and motorcycles share the roads every day with commercial trucks, but the sheer size and weight of the latter makes any incident involving tractor-trailers, tankers, cement and garbage trucks, big rigs, and 18-wheelers disastrous. National statistics show that there are about half-a-million truck accidents annually, resulting in over 100,000 injuries that range from minor bruises to life-altering physical impairment. But an even more important reason to hire a highly-qualified truck accident attorney is to help cope with financial and emotional consequences.

Those who are severely injured have to cope with massive medical bills, lost wages, and emotional trauma. Family members, on the other hand, may have to struggle with hospital expenses and adjust their lives to become caregivers, and in the event of death, they may be left to deal with loss of companionship, emotional turmoil, funeral expenses, and perhaps loss of a vital income stream.

Innocent victims of truck accidents who have been injured or bereaved due to the negligence of another person or organization should retain an aggressive Tampa injury law firm to help them get the justice and compensation they deserve.

There are many things that can contribute to trucking accidents, but the most cited reason is truck driver fatigue, which accounts for about 30 percent of all truck accidents. There are many other things that can lead to trucking accidents, including driver inattention, aggressive driving, excess speeding, overloading or imbalanced loading, intoxicated driving, distraction, lack of proper training, mechanical failure, and defective components, among others.

Any of these reasons can lead to a truck accident, and seeking legal counsel from an experienced Tampa truck accident attorney can help injured parties protect their rights. Liability issues involving trucks are usually complicated because the truck operator or commercial trucking company may have infringed on state or federal regulations that specifically target truck weight restrictions or the accepted continuous working hours without taking a break from the road.

Depending on the cause of the accident, multiple parties may be held liable for a truck accident, and you need a skilled truck accident lawyer to not only investigate the cause of the accident, but also determine whether any state or federal codes were broken. Some of the entities that may be responsible include the truck driver, truck owner, truck driver employer, truck or trailer manufacturer, cargo loader, maintenance company, municipality in which the crash occurred, and a third party vehicle if the accident involved multiple vehicles.

With a good Tampa truck accident lawyer, injured parties can recover financial damages for accident injury related expenses, including hospital costs, lost earnings, possible non-economic damages, like pain and suffering, and punitive damages in some cases, from the at-fault party, in addition to the full PIP compensation from your own insurance.


If you, or a family member, have been hurt through the negligence of another, The Injury Law Group can help. You have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Call a truck accident attorney in Tampa today. Our experienced injury lawyers can be reached at 1-855-754-2374. We offer free consultations. Contact us today.