Orlando Truck Accidents Injury Lawyer
Whether you are traveling on I-4, I-75 or any of the major roads in the Orlando area, you are going to encounter large trucks. Semi-trailers, box vans, dump trucks and other large commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, causing a devastating impact if you are involved in a truck accident. If you are the victim of a truck accident caused by the negligence of a truck driver, you may be eligible to seek compensation. You need an experienced Orlando truck accidents injury lawyer on your side – call us at Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law.
Truck accidents are more brutal than the typical vehicle accident. Due to the sheer size of commercial trucks, the impact they can have during a collision is extensive. Accidents involving large trucks can be deadly, causing thousands of deaths every year. In most cases, a fatality truck accident will involve deaths of people in other vehicles or pedestrians, not the truck driver. If the accident was caused by negligence on the part of the truck driver, the driver and possibly the company they work for may be liable for injuries.
Causes of Large Truck Accidents
Most commercial truck drivers do receive training to obtain their commercial license, but that does not automatically make them safe drivers. Some truck drivers spend days on end on the road, becoming fatigued and easily distracted. There are laws in place to restrict the number of hours truck drivers are allowed behind the wheel, as well as other safety regulations. When a truck driver ignores these laws and regulations, accidents may occur, and they can be liable for injuries. Possible negligence that may cause a truck injury or fatality accident include:
- Use of alcohol or drugs
- Distracted driving
- Overloading or improper loading of truck
- Poor truck safety maintenance
Truck accidents can be devastating due to the serious nature of the injuries. A passenger vehicle or motorcycle colliding with a behemoth of a truck can result in broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, internal injuries, back/spine injuries and death. These types of injuries can come with a financial burden for medical costs, income loss and other expenses, as well as an emotional toll if there is a loss of a loved one or reduction in quality of life.
Complex Truck Injury Lawsuits
Truck injury lawsuits are more complicated than the average vehicle accident. It is not as simple as exchanging insurance information – there may be multiple entities that could be held responsible for an injury accident. The truck driver is initially responsible if they were negligent in their driving duties, but the company they work through, and other entities, may also be liable. You need a truck injury accident lawyer that can review your case and determine who may be liable to receive the most compensation for your claim.
Serious truck accidents occur all the time on the turnpike and other roads around Orlando. If you are injured in a truck accident, the first call you should make after getting the medical care you need is to us at Ligori & Ligori. The sooner we get started on your case, the better. If we take your case, we will investigate what caused the accident and determine who can be held liable for your injuries or the loss of a loved one. We will fight to obtain the highest amount of compensation for your case to give you peace of mind.
A large truck accident can change your life forever. If you have lost a loved one in a truck accident, or you are recovering from a truck accident injury, contact us at Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law. Contact our office in Orlando – we offer a free legal consultation to offer advice on your options.