Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck drivers receive a lot of training and must obtain special licensing in order to be employed as a transporter and drive an 18-wheeler truck and trailer. No matter how cautious a truck driver is, though, there are sometimes unavoidable circumstances like slippery road conditions, which can lead to accidents. There are also avoidable accidents that can be caused by:
- Fatigued driver
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Faulty truck equipment, like brakes, tires, etc.
- Driving too closely to other vehicles
- Distractions, like cell phones or navigation systems
- Taking sharp turns too quickly
- Unsecured load
Whether unavoidable or caused by negligence, an accident involving a truck and trailer, along with a car or SUV, is most likely going to result in catastrophic injuries or even death. The quality of life for the victim of an accident of this magnitude can be altered forever with long-term injuries such as permanent brain damage, serious burns, paralysis, and in some cases, death.
Truck Accident Lawyer in Tampa
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident involving a semi-truck, it's important to obtain legal representation as soon as possible. Here at Givens Givens Sparks, our lawyers are dedicated to protecting accident victims and will aggressively seek maximum financial compensation for wage loss and expenses relating to the accident, such as:
- Medical and laboratory bills
- Transportation expenses
- Physical therapy expenses
- Surgical bills
- Hospital bills
- In-home care
Dealing with insurance companies can be a daunting task, especially those that represent commercial truck companies. Having a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer can help to determine what you may be eligible to recover. Contact a qualified attorney at our firm now to discuss how we can help with your case.