If you or someone you love suffered injuries in a Florida truck accident, the experienced Tampa truck accident attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett can help. It’s crucial to take action swiftly to obtain and secure the truck’s electronic data recorder information (black box data), which can play a pivotal role in proving the negligence of the trucking company and the truck operator.

Types of Truck Accidents in Florida

Commercial trucks are large-sized vehicles used for transporting commercial goods and property. Professional truck drivers drive these. The most common truck accidents in Florida involve:

  • Garbage & dump trucks
  • Tanker trucks
  • Concrete mixers
  • Tractor-trailers
  • 18-wheelers
  • Tow trucks
  • Delivery vehicles
  • Log carriers
  • Flatbed trailers
  • Postal trucks, U-Hauls, Fed Ex & UPS trucks
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Causes of Truck Accidents in Florida

Dangerous driving behaviors are among Florida's most common causes of truck accidents. For example, if a tractor-trailer or a semi is not loaded correctly, the additional weight can make it lose balance, so the truck may not be able to stop in time. This is especially true during turns and braking.

Here are a few other reasons:

  • Fatigued, drowsy, aggressive, or drunk driving 
  • Distracted driving 
  • Hours of Service violations 
  • Speeding 
  • Pressure from the trucking company to meet unrealistic deadlines
  • Negligent hiring 
  • Improper training
  • Blown out tires
  • Cargo overloading or loose cargo
  • Improper turning
  • Equipment failures
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Calculating Your Truck Accident Injuries and Losses

You need to identify your injuries following an accident to receive fair compensation. The qualified truck accident lawyers in Tampa at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett can help you itemize the injuries and identify their costs and losses. We will include all possible damages while calculating the compensation amount, such as:

  • Medical costs
  • Prescription expenses
  • Surgery expenses
  • Physical therapy costs
  • Long-term rehabilitation
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental health or PTSD damages
  • Mobility assistance (crutches, wheelchairs, and others)
  • Property damage
  • Reduction in lifestyle
  • Decreased mobility
  • Home modifications

You may also claim catastrophic personal injury damages if your injury qualifies as serious, permanent, or disfiguring. These include non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering.

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When Should You Speak to a Truck Accident Attorney

Consulting with a truck accident attorney right after the crash is smart. The trucking company will have a team of investigators at the accident site within hours. Hence, you need your team of experts to perform due diligence and gather the necessary evidence. You may need accident reconstruction experts, metallurgists, and engineers to photograph property damage, take measurements, and preserve evidence. Your attorney will take immediate steps to download data from the event data recorder or black box. This data is the best evidence to prove negligence and win maximum compensation.

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Talk to Our Skilled and Knowledgeable Truck Accident Attorneys in Florida – Book Your Free Consultation Today

The experienced truck accident attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett believe in the rights of victims and their families to obtain fair compensation and justice for their losses. Our attorneys will provide you with the help, assistance, and legal representation necessary to build a strong claim and hold the responsible party accountable.

At Carlson Meissner & Hayslett, we care for our clients and do everything possible to ensure you have a comfortable recovery. At the same time, we fight to obtain the maximum financial settlement or verdict. To schedule your free case review with our lawyers today, call us at 727-306-0273 or contact us online.

Areas We Serve

We service all of Florida and have offices in:

St. Petersburg
New Port Ritchie
Spring Hill

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