How Tractor-Trailer Accidents Are Different

How Tractor-Trailer Accidents Are Different

Truck Accident? You Need a Qualified Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyer.

Because of the large difference in size and weight between trucks and cars, even minor collisions can have serious consequences for car drivers and their passengers. In addition, truck accidents are often legally and financially different than car accidents, as there are more liable parties and more laws governing the trucking industry than passenger vehicles.

If you have been injured in a truck accident, you need a law firm that understands Florida truck accident laws. At John Bales Attorneys, our truck accident lawyers have helped many truck accident victims get the compensation and support they need, and we want to help you, too.

Factors Impacting Your Truck Accident

The tractor-trailer accident lawyers at John Bales Attorneys have seen how the following factors can impact truck accident cases:

  • Risk of Serious Injuries
    Many tractor-trailers weigh more than 10,000 pounds—with some reaching weights of more than 80,000 pounds. That means the probability for serious injuries and even death is much higher in accidents involving tractor-trailers than it is for any other highway accident.
  • More Liable Parties
    With car accidents, the at-fault driver is usually the only party that can be held responsible. But with truck accidents, a number of other parties also may be liable, such as the trucking company, the truck manufacturer, the truck supplier, or even other drivers on the road. An experienced law firm can investigate and determine who caused the accident.
  • Specific Laws and Regulations
    Florida and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have numerous laws that govern the trucking industry—such as maximum weight and size limits—regulations for hauling hazardous materials, safety inspections, and more. At John Bales Attorneys, we know these laws and regulations and can determine if any were violated.

These complexities can often make it difficult to pursue your claim—especially if you do not have proper legal representation. That is why it is vital to have an experienced tractor-trailer accident lawyer investigate your accident from day one.

Fighting for Your Rights While You Recover

After your tractor-trailer accident, you may be hurting physically and emotionally. When you call us, we want you to relax and recover while we investigate your accident, determine who was responsible, and uncover any laws or regulations that were violated.

Our tractor-trailer accident lawyers will answer any questions you might have, and we will give you regular updates on the progress we are making. Find out how we can help with your case—just call us at (800) 225-5564 or fill out a free initial consultation form.