Commercial trucking is a major industry in Florida. Accidents involving large commercial vehicles, including semi-trucks and garbage trucks, are some of the most dangerous accidents for people on the road. The main reason they are so dangerous is because usually these trucks are much larger and heavier than other vehicles involved in an accident. The other vehicle in a truck accident almost always sustains more damage during a truck accident, which increases the risk of serious injury or death by the occupants.
The companies and/or people that could be held responsible for your truck accident injuries can include: the truck driver, the trucking company that employed the driver, the owner of the truck, the owner of the trailer, the company leasing the truck, the company leasing the trailer, the manufacturer of the truck and trailer, and the shipper who ordered the transportation.
Truck accident cases are very complex. They usually involve making claims against large companies and experienced truck insurance companies who are prepared to minimize or deny your recovery. Most likely, the trucking and insurance company sent a team of experts to the scene of your accident, and are already building their case against you. While you and your family are recovering from your accident, the trucking and insurance company will have an army investigating the case and trying to build a defense against you. Because of this, it is crucial that you have an experienced trucking lawyer who will collect evidence and ensure your rights are protected.
If you or a loved one are involved in a truck accident, hiring an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible is crucial. Chubb Law has the experience and knowledge required to investigate your case and fight to get you all that you are entitled to.