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Truck Accident Attorney

Helping You Pick Up The Pieces After A Devastating Truck Accident Injury

Our Tampa truck accident attorneys have more than 150 years of experience fighting for the compensation you deserve. Injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing unless we win.

Florida is one of the “Big 3” states for the number of truck-involved accidents. Tractor-trailer semi trucks are responsible for fatal accidents at a rate that is 50% greater than the rate for all other vehicles on the road.  With the large number of tractor-trailer trucks, 18-wheelers, semi-trailer trucks, and other large commercial vehicles traveling through Florida on I-75, I-275, U.S. 19, and other state highways, trucking accidents are a fact of life—and death—in our state.

Our office employs its own dedicated and experienced investigator who, in conjunction with our experienced Tampa truck accident attorneys, coordinates and provides prompt, economical and thorough investigative services for every truck accident case. We don’t leave anything to chance or any stone unturned. Our professional accident investigator combs through every detail of your truck accident to ensure we know exactly where fault lies and can build the strongest case for your maximum compensation.

At Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A., our Tampa truck accident attorneys have the skill and experience required to vigorously represent victims of injury and wrongful death caused by truck accidents. For more than 35 years, we have helped truck accident victims win compensation for their injuries in Tampa, Clearwater, New Port Richey, Springhill, Bradenton and throughout the Tampa Bay Area. The truck accident lawyers at Carlson & Meissner have the resources and knowledge you need to thoroughly pursue these complex cases, including specific knowledge of all the trucking laws and regulations, such as:

  • Requirements for logging driver hours
  • Rest periods
  • Maintenance requirements
  • Commercial Truck Driver Training
  • Other regulations

In an effort to stem the escalation of trucking accidents in the 1990s, the federal government enacted several regulations to keep highways safer from careless truck driving. Studies indicated that driver fatigue played a major role in trucking accidents, so limits were set on the number of hours per day a driver could spend behind the wheel.  Surveys by consumer groups and highway safety advocates reveal that many drivers of 18-wheelers violate these regulations on hours.  Our Tampa Bay truck accident attorneys know how to determine if driver fatigue or other preventable conditions caused an accident, including:

  • Inoperative or unsafe vehicle systems such as reflectors and lights
  • Driving during unsafe conditions such as weather, smoke or fog
  • A dangerous driver with a history of accidents or traffic violations
  • Failure to properly maintain vehicles
  • An untrained, poorly trained or inexperienced driver
  • Poorly maintained brakes
  • Failure to install an under-ride protection guard on the truck
  • Speeding or driving too fast for road and weather conditions
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Aggressive driving
  • Failure to yield right of way
  • Oversized trucks
  • Losing control
  • Running off the road
  • Following too closely

Our team of trucking accident attorneys thoroughly investigates accidents involving trucks, tractor-trailers or other commercial vehicles, and identify all of the potentially at-fault parties, including:

  • The driver
  • The trucking company
  • The owner of the trailer
  • The shipper
  • The manufacturer of defective parts
  • Anyone else who in any way contributed to the accident

When it comes to accidents, our personal injury attorneys get to the bottom of these complex cases and help victims obtain the compensation they need to cover medical bills, lost wages, and any necessary ongoing treatment and therapy. If you or someone you love has been injured in an auto, truck or motorcycle accident, call our law office today for a free consultation and accident case review.

Call us at (877) 728-9653 or schedule a free initial consultation.

At Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A., our truck accident lawyers don’t rest until you receive the compensation you deserve after a serious accident involving a commercial truck or tractor-trailer. We have 5 Tampa Bay offices, including ClearwaterTampaBradentonSpring Hill, and New Port Richey. We proudly serve Pinellas, Pasco, Manatee, Hillsborough and  Hernando Counties in Florida. 

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