Fortunately, truck accidents are not particularly common, as they are often among the most devastating types of accidents. However, truck accidents are not unheard of, and if you’ve been injured in a Florida truck accident, it is critical that you retain the services of an experienced Tampa truck accident lawyer who can fight, tooth-and-nail, for the monetary compensation you need to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Contact Merricks Law Group to learn more about truck accidents and how our firm can assist you if you have been injured in one.
Do I Need a Tampa Truck Accident Lawyer?
After sustaining an injury in a truck accident, it is critical that you do not fight the uphill battle alone. Our Tampa personal injury lawyer is capable of helping you in your pursuit of the financial compensation you require to heal.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents are oftentimes far more complicated than you may think, as there are frequently several parties involved. For example, in many cases, truck accidents are the result of negligent truck employers who hire truck drivers who are under-qualified or lack certification. Truck employers can also be partially responsible for truck accidents when they fail to ensure that trucks are regularly inspected and in working condition.
In other cases, truck accidents are caused by negligent truck company employees who improperly load trucks, causing them to become unbalanced and at-risk of a rollover accident. In most cases, however, truck accidents are a result of negligent truck drivers. Truck drivers who operate their vehicles while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, while fatigued, or while distracted can cause very serious accidents. In other cases, truck drivers will simply fail to account for the sheer size and weight of their vehicle and fail to allow for sufficient time to brake, neglect large blind spots before merging or changing lanes, and more, leading to an accident.
Proving Your Claim
If you’ve been injured in an accident with a commercial truck, you may find yourself unable to do anything other than await the arrival of an ambulance. However, if possible, you should do everything in your power to document the incident in an effort to gather sufficient evidence to satisfy the burden of proof in a future personal injury claim. After calling the police, you should ask witnesses for their contact information, take pictures of the scene of the accident, ensure you receive immediate medical treatment, and retain the services of an experienced Tampa truck accident lawyer who can work to obtain all additional evidence needed to prove your personal injury claim.
Contact Our Tampa Truck Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident in Tampa or anywhere in Hillsborough County, our firm is ready to help you through every step of the claims process in an effort to recover your rightful compensation. Contact Merricks Law Group today to schedule your free initial consultation.