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Truck Accidents

Tampa Truck Accident Lawyer

Fighting for Your Right to Just Compensation

Semi-trucks and other large commercial shipping vehicles often weigh 20 to 30 times more than passenger vehicles. In the event of a collision, the occupants of passenger vehicles suffer the vast majority of injuries and deaths in accidents involving large trucks. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving a large truck, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries including pain and suffering, and more.

The Yerrid Law Firm, P.A. is here to help. As truck accident attorneys with more than 130 years of combined experience helping the victims of Florida truck crashes, we understand what trucking companies, their insurance companies, and their lawyers will try to do to minimize the damages they pay to you. Given the severity of truck accident injuries and the complexity of such cases, contacting the Tampa truck accident lawyers at our firm immediately after the crash can prove pivotal to the outcome of your case.

We offer free, no-obligation consultations to all potential clients, so there is no risk in reaching out to our Tampa truck accident lawyer today to discuss your case. Call (888) 214-1442 or contact us online to learn more.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Trucking accidents can be caused by many factors. Some of the most prevalent include:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
  • Excess speed or reckless driving
  • Improper maintenance of the truck in question
  • Inadequate or improper truck driver training
  • Overloaded and/or oversized trailers
  • Road rage/overly aggressive driving
  • Truck driver fatigue

What You Are Up Against

Trucking companies and their insurers are aware of the common causes of truck accidents, as well as the extensive damage truck collisions can cause. Consequently, they have investigative and damage assessment teams to defend themselves against claimants. It’s hard to believe, but while the victim is being transported to the hospital, they are already collecting evidence at the scene, interviewing witnesses, and working hard to mitigate their liability for the accident.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a large truck, contact us as soon as possible for a free consultation to discuss your case. We will fight tooth and nail on your behalf to help you get all the compensation to which you are entitled.

Possible Sources of Compensation

Depending on the exact cause of the accident, there may be a few possible sources of compensation. These include the at-fault party’s insurance company, the company that owns the truck, parts manufacturers, and government funds. Our truck accident lawyer in Tampa can evaluate your case and work to hold all responsible parties accountable for your injuries.

Why You Need an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck accidents can have devastating consequences, resulting in severe injuries, property damage, and emotional trauma. If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident in Florida, it is crucial to seek the help of an experienced truck accident lawyer who can fight for your right to just compensation.

Here are some reasons why you need an experienced Tampa truck accident lawyer:

  1. Knowledge of trucking regulations: Truck accidents often involve complex regulations that govern the trucking industry. An experienced lawyer will have in-depth knowledge of these regulations and can use them to build a strong case on your behalf.
  2. Investigation and evidence gathering: Truck accident cases require a thorough investigation to determine liability. A skilled lawyer will have the resources and expertise to gather evidence, interview witnesses, and reconstruct the accident scene to establish fault.
  3. Negotiation with insurance companies: Dealing with insurance companies can be challenging, especially when they try to minimize your claim or deny liability. An experienced trucking accident lawyer will handle all communication with the insurance company, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you receive fair compensation.
  4. Understanding of the trucking industry: Truck accident cases often involve multiple parties, including trucking companies, drivers, and manufacturers. An experienced lawyer will understand the complexities of the trucking industry and can identify all potentially liable parties to maximize your compensation.
  5. Litigation expertise: While many truck accident cases are resolved through negotiation, some may require litigation. An experienced lawyer will have trial experience and can effectively represent you in court, presenting a compelling case to the jury.

Don't navigate the complexities of a truck accident case on your own. Contact our Tampa truck accident lawyers today for a free consultation to discuss your legal options and get the justice and compensation you deserve.

Call Now for Your Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has suffered devastating injuries, wrongful death, and/or property damage due to a collision with a heavy truck, time is of the essence. The sooner you retain a Tampa truck accident attorney to work on your case, the sooner you can secure essential evidence and seek compensation that will fund your recovery.

If you have been injured in an accident with a semi-truck, 18-wheeler, or big rig, call (888) 214-1442 or contact us online for a free consultation. Se habla Español.

Truck Accident FAQ

What should I do immediately after a truck accident?

After a truck accident, it is important to prioritize your safety and well-being. If you are able, move to a safe location and call emergency services. Seek medical attention even if you do not have visible injuries. It is also crucial to gather information, such as the truck driver's contact and insurance details, and take photos of the accident scene.

How long do I have to file a truck accident claim in Tampa, FL?

In Tampa, FL, the statute of limitations for filing a truck accident claim is generally four years from the date of the accident. However, it is recommended to consult with a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible to ensure you meet all necessary deadlines and have sufficient time to gather evidence.

What damages can I recover in a truck accident case?

In a truck accident case, you may be eligible to recover various damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and in some cases, punitive damages. The specific damages you can recover will depend on the circumstances of your case and the extent of your injuries.

Do I need a lawyer for a truck accident claim?

While it is not required to have a lawyer for a truck accident claim, it is highly recommended. Truck accident cases can be complex, involving multiple parties, insurance companies, and legal regulations. A skilled truck accident lawyer can navigate the legal process, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and advocate for your rights to ensure you receive fair compensation.

Can I still file a truck accident claim if I was partially at fault?

Yes, you may still be able to file a truck accident claim even if you were partially at fault. Florida follows a comparative negligence rule, which means that your compensation may be reduced based on your percentage of fault. It is important to consult with a truck accident lawyer who can assess the circumstances of your case and determine the potential impact of your partial fault on your claim.

Real People, Real Stories

  • A pitbull in the courtroom

    “Mr. Yerrid is an AV-rated "Superlawyer" with phenomenal trial skills in all types of serious injury and wrongful death matters. Although a pitbull in the courtroom, Mr. Yerrid is compassionate with his clients.”

    - Robert G.
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