Compassionate Care and Aggressive Representation from an AV® Rated Pensacola Trucking Accident Attorney
Knowing what to look for in a truck accident can make all the difference
From Highway 10 to I-65 — and on any number of roads that traverse the Florida Panhandle and South Alabama — we share the pavement with the semis, 18-wheelers and trucks that are a vital part of local and national commerce. Historically low water levels on the Mississippi River have stalled barge shipping, so the trucking industry has geared up to help move goods across the country. With that comes more pressure for drivers to get to their destinations faster. Unfortunately, that often leads to an increase in truck accidents.
At the AV® Preeminent™ personal injury law firm of Baker & Baker in Pensacola, our truck accident attorneys have vast experience with investigation and proof of liability and damages in complex truck accident cases. Our skill with accident scene inspection and reconstruction forensics can add value to your case when key issues are presented through the testimony of experts.
Moreover, we understand that the injuries associated with truck accidents are among the most catastrophic and may include:
Multiple parties may be liable in truck accidents
To prove your claim for a truck accident injury, we, as your truck accident attorneys in Pensacola, must prove negligence. In truck accidents, there may be more than one liable party. This may include the driver, the truck owner or lessee, the shipper and the companies responsible for maintaining or loading the truck. Responsibility can even lie with the manufacturer of the truck or its parts, such as tires or brakes that may be defective.
One common reason for accidents is driver fatigue. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires drivers of commercial vehicles weighing 10,001 pounds or more to follow rules designed to prevent dangerous driver fatigue. One of the first documents we investigate is the driver’s log to determine compliance with the law.
Poorly loaded semis can become unbalanced, causing a trucker to lose control. If the truck is carrying flammable or toxic chemicals, there may be injuries caused by fire or fumes. And if defective parts were responsible for an accident, the manufacturer of those parts may also be liable.
Because each liable party is likely to have its own insurance company, settlements or verdicts may come from various sources. As experienced truck accident attorneys in Pensacola, we seek full compensation from all liable parties on your behalf.
Protect your rights and get fair compensation for your Florida or Alabama truck accident injury
To learn more about how we can properly value your claim and pursue all avenues of compensation, please contact us online or call us at 850-316-8247 to schedule a free initial consultation.