Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck Accident Attorney
Part of what distinguishes Carl Reynolds Law apart from other injury law practices is that we field an experienced team that is truly passionate about changing the lives of truck accident victims. In addition, we are fortunate to be able to draw upon a wide breadth of experience in both the legal realm and the insurance industry.
Our staff has more than three decades of collective experience either working for insurance companies or handling claims for injured clients. Attorney Reynolds also has a background in handling claims for insurance companies.
These unique experiences allow our legal team to effectively use our insight into how insurance companies handle claims and compensate victims. As such, we are fully prepared to reach favorable settlements through extensive negotiation and have no aversion to fighting aggressively on behalf of our clients at trial.
Our truck accident lawyers take your injury personally. Contact our office at (888) 905-4453 for a FREE consultation now.
Holding Negligent Trucking Companies Liable
Due to their massive size and weight, commercial trucks and 18-wheelers are highly regulated by federal and state agencies, such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), to reduce the risk of trucking accidents and to keep others on the road safe.
The FMCSA enforces hundreds of laws and regulations surrounding the trucking industry. These include regulations for driver safety and training, as well as the duties of trucking companies to ensure maximum safety on the roadways.
Some of the most common regulations include:
- Hours-of-service regulations to reduce risks associated with tired drivers
- Weight and load restrictions
- Adequate and regular vehicle maintenance
- Driver drug and alcohol testing
When a truck company fails to follow these guidelines, their vehicles and drivers are much more likely to be the cause of a serious accident. If you or a loved one were injured in a truck accident, our dedicated attorneys are standing by to review your case immediately and offer the experienced representation you need to achieve justice.
Florida Truck Accident Statistics
Unfortunately, in Florida, it's not an "if you're in a vehicle accident" but "when you're in a vehicle accident." Driving is a risk that most of us take each and every day, and the consequences of an accident are only heightened when you consider that we share the road with vehicles as light and exposed as motorcycles and bicycles and with vehicles as heavy as 80,000-pound semi-trucks.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported that in 2017:
- 30,754 truck accidents occurred that did not result in any serious injuries,
- 371 accidents involving heavy trucks resulted in non-incapacitating injuries,
- 126 resulted in 126 incapacitating injuries,
- And 27 semi-truck accidents resulted in a fatality.
It is clear statistically that truck accidents can easily result in a fatality or serious injury. If you've lost a loved one or been seriously injured in an accident involving a heavy truck, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced team of attorneys.
Why You Need to Hire a Lawyer
After a truck accident occurs, the trucking and insurance companies begin to investigate immediately. Their efforts are geared toward deflecting allegations of negligence and reducing their liability as much as possible. You need an aggressive negotiator who can stand up for your rights against these big-name bullies.
With our collective knowledge of federal trucking regulations and personal injury law, our legal team can work toward identifying the cause of the accident, clearly establishing negligence, and holding trucking companies liable for the damage they cause.
Get in Touch with Carl Reynolds Law Today!
Our firm has handled many truck accident claims and we have recovered more than $50 million in compensation for our clients. Our legal team is here to evaluate your case and help you understand the ways in which we can help fight for the compensation you deserve.
We encourage all victims and families to reach out to our firm as soon as possible. Contact Carl Reynolds Law truck accident lawyers today.
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