When a passenger car collides with a commercial trucking tractor-trailer, the accident will almost always cause serious — if not fatal — injuries for people in the passenger vehicle.
In the aftermath of a trucking accident, your first priority should be to seek complete and high-quality medical care. Your health and recovery are most important.
You should, however, also get legal help as soon as possible after a trucking accident. The trucking company will encourage you to accept an immediate settlement, which may be tempting.
Do not accept any settlement from any insurance company after a trucking accident — before you consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Experienced Attorneys for Trucking Accident Cases:
The Lawrence Law Firm
Offices in Orlando and Other Florida Cities
888-Mr-Lawrence | E-Mail
At The Lawrence Law Firm, we have more than 20 years’ experience representing personal injury plaintiffs — including victims of accidents involving semi trucks — with a good record of success.
Our team is led by attorney Chad Lawrence, who has represented dozens of plaintiffs in trucking accident lawsuits.
Mr. Lawrence began his career as an insurance defense lawyer — and he now uses his knowledge of how insurance companies fight these cases for the benefit of trucking accident victims.
We will carefully examine the circumstances of your car accident with a clear understanding of how the insurance company will respond to your demand for compensation. We will then give you an honest and straightforward evaluation of the likelihood of success.
A Success Story:
Satisfactory Settlement in a Truck Accident Case
Our client hurt his back when a dump truck rear-ended his passenger car and he required major back surgery to repair the damage.
The trucking company fought against our demand, arguing that our client had preexisting back problems that caused the post accident injury.
We used expert medical testimony to show that our client would not have re-injured his back if the accident had not occurred.
The trucking company settled with our client for a confidential amount in excess of $500,000.
Trucking Accident Cases Are Unique: Hire a Lawyer Who Knows How To Manage These Cases
Trucking accident cases are unique because they are governed by multiple federal laws and regulations. If your lawyer does not understand the way these regulations work — and how they can be used to prove your case — you risk being forced to accept a settlement offer for less than your case is actually worth.
Some of the issues governed by these federal laws include:
- Driver fatigue
- Speeding and reckless driving
- Proper securing of cargo
Learn more about the legal matters associated with trucking accidents by visiting our Truck Accidents Information Center.
Contact The Lawrence Law Firm for a Free Initial Consultation
If you or a family member has been recently injured in a car accident, then contact The Lawrence Law Firm immediately to schedule a free and confidential initial consultation.
We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis — this means that we do not require any fees up front and we do not get paid unless you get a settlement or a jury verdict.
We have several locations throughout Florida, and we offer flexible scheduling options. For people with serious injuries, we offer home and hospital visits as well.
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