Hillsborough County Truck Accident Lawyer
All auto accidents are frightening, though virtually none are as jarring as those involving trucks, in large part due to their sheer weight and size. If you were recently injured in a truck accident because of another party’s negligence, our Hillsborough County truck accident lawyer is here to help. Contact The Frank Santini Law Firm we can begin fighting for the compensation you deserve and need.Get Your Case Started
Hillsborough County Truck Accident Lawyer | Fighting For Your Rights
Oftentimes, when individuals are wrongly injured in truck accidents, truck companies will hire aggressive teams of legal experts who will do anything in their power to disprove their claim. This is why you need a Tampa personal injury lawyer who is ready to fight, tooth-and-nail, against these companies and any hurdles they may throw our way.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents are notoriously complicated, as they can be caused by a wide array of parties and factors. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents are as follows:
- Truck Driver Negligence: This is perhaps the most common cause of truck accidents. Truck drivers have to work through long hours of the night, and in many cases, they operate their vehicles while fatigued, which is one of the leading causes of auto accidents in general. Additionally, failing to allow sufficient time to brake, failing to account for blind spots, driving while intoxicated, driving while distracted, and speeding are all extremely common causes of truck accidents.
- Truck Company Employer Negligence: Truck company employers are responsible for ensuring that they employ well-trained, certified truck drivers and employees. When they fail to do so, or when they ask truck drivers to drive past the legal guidelines or require them to meet checkpoints in an unreasonable amount of time, serious accidents can also occur as a result. Truck employers are also responsible for ensuring that trucks are regularly maintained and in working order, and failing to do so also often results in serious accidents.
- Truck Company Employee Negligence: Truck employees are responsible for ensuring that trucks are loaded properly at all times, and when they do not, trucks can become unbalanced, and the chances of a truck toppling over and causing an accident drastically increase.
- Defective Truck Parts: Truck designers and manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that truck parts are safe for use. When a product is designed negligently or a manufacturer diverts from an otherwise-safe design, a product can quickly become dangerous, which may lead to a serious accident. If you were injured as a result of a truck malfunction due to a defectively-designed or manufactured part, you may have a valid product liability lawsuit.
To recover compensation after an accident, you and your Hillsborough County truck accident lawyer will have to uncover a wide array of evidence, including a police report of the accident, medical documents concerning your injuries, witness testimony, pictures of the accident and its aftermath, the truck driver’s insurance information, and more. Our firm is here to obtain all of the information needed to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call today.
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, generally, four years. This means that you cannot wait more than four years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the truck driver or truck company that caused your injuries. Our firm is ready to assist you today.
Contact a Hillsborough County Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck accidents are notoriously devastating, and if you have been seriously injured in a truck accident due to no fault of your own, you should not have to pick up the pieces yourself. The Frank Santini Law Firm is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve and need to heal. Contact our firm today so we can assess your case and begin mounting the best possible strategy on your behalf.