Fort Lauderdale, Florida Truck Accident Lawyer
Not only are our lawyers at Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman and Associates, P.A. skilled in car accident injuries, we have over 70 years of combined experience in providing competent and compassionate legal representation to people in Fort Lauderdale, Florida who have been injured in large truck accidents as well. Because large truck accident cases are unlike car accident cases, it is extremely important to have a lawyer who is capable of specifically handling large truck accident cases. Following are some of the reasons why large truck accident cases are so distinct from car accident cases:
There is a significant difference in the size and weight of a large truck colliding with a car than when two cars of comparable size and weight collide. Legally, commercial trucks are permitted to weigh up to 80,000 pounds. These significant differences in size and weight can result in more serious and long-lasting injuries than when the accident only involves two cars.
Unlike personal cars, commercial trucks are subject to a wide array of State and Federal regulations, including size and weight requirements and the types of products and other materials being transported.
Large truck accidents often involve multiple parties, including the truck driver, the owner of the truck, a leasing company, and the various insurance companies involved.
Very specific kinds of information must be gathered in order to achieve a successful resolution of a large truck accident claim, such as the maintenance history of the truck, the amount of sleep the driver had before operating the truck, whether the truck driver was speeding, whether the truck driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the size of the load being transported by the truck, the dates and times on fuel receipts, the truck driver's logbook, and certain electronic data recorded by the truck's onboard computer system.
At Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman and Associates, P.A., our lawyers are very familiar with the specific issues relating to large truck accidents, and we look forward to representing you. Even if you are not a resident of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, do not worry. We represent people injured in the State of Florida, regardless of where they live or move. If you have been injured in a large truck accident, please call us right away. Always call 911 first to receive immediate medical attention and to alert the police to the accident. A police report is the first step to the successful resolution of an injury case resulting from a large truck accident.
Call our lawyers at Attorneys Jo Ann Hoffman and Associates, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at (954) 772-2644 today. We make it our goal to answer your questions promptly. Do you think you have a case? If so, please complete our CONTACT US form and email it to our office. Please remember that we accept all of our cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we never charge you any fees or costs unless we recover monies from the defendants or their insurance companies. Additionally, our consultations are always free.
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