Trucking accidents are some of the worst accidents on the road.
If you’ve been involved in a trucking accident you know how serious they can be. Tractor trailers are much larger than the average car on the road, which means the damage is far greater than a typical accident. A Pensacola FL trucking accident lawyer will know the right steps to take to build your case. There are many entities involved with tractor trailers, so it can be difficult deciding who should be held accountable. An experienced attorney can assist you and guide you through your lawsuit. Don’t waste time, contact us today to discuss your case.
We thoroughly investigate your trucking accident.
As with any accident on the road, it’s important to have all the facts. At Stevenson Klotz, we know how important it is to begin investigating your case as soon as possible. There are details that need to be gathered at the scene, as well as testimonies from witnesses. We also investigate trucking logs to make sure that drivers are obeying rules of the road. Many drivers will make false entries in their logbooks, so they can be on the road longer. If we can prove that their companies encourage lying in the logbooks, we can hold their companies liable. Actually, when companies ask drivers to lie in their logbooks, this is a federal offense. This type of misconduct can factor into getting a larger settlement.
Truck drivers can cause accidents through various acts of negligence. We have represented clients that were victims of trucking accidents because of:
- Reckless driving
- Poor training
- Negligent hiring
- Brake and equipment failure
- Improper maintenance
- Logbook violations
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Poor design of the truck or parts
- Not abiding by the rules of the road
- And much more.
We can provide you with the answers you need.
Once you are in an accident with a truck it can be overwhelming. Unlike regular car accidents, the damage a truck causes can be extensive. There is also a greater risk of deaths in these accidents. You shouldn’t have to face this process on your own. We begin investigating your case the moment that you step foot into our office. If you don’t look at the scene and gather testimony immediately, you could lose vital pieces of evidence. We want you to have the strongest case possible, so we start working right away. Trucking companies don’t want to pay large settlements, which is why they try to make evidence disappear. It’s important that you talk to an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as you leave the scene of your accident. You have no time to lose.
What should I do after my accident?
Initially, you need to make sure that everyone involved in the accident is ok. Call an ambulance for anyone that needs medical attention and then call the police. You need to file a police report to document the details of your accident. We will use this report to help build your case. Finally, you should go to a doctor as soon as possible. You need to have your injuries assessed, and if you wait a judge might think that your injuries weren’t that serious in the first place. Finally, you should get in touch with an experienced attorney. You should check all these items off your list so that you can begin your recovery process.
Let us handle your trucking accident injury claim.
We are experienced in handling cases involving trucking accidents, and we want to help you! Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your case. We want to start building your personal injury case immediately, so you can get the best settlement possible.