Palm Coast Truck Accident Attorney
Flagler County Tractor Trailer Accidents
A Truck Accident is NEVER a MINOR Accident
Drivers of commercial trucks and the companies that employ them have a duty to operate and maintain their vehicles in a safe and responsible manner. Thousands of people are severely injured or killed each year as a result of semi-truck accidents. Unsafe driving, oversized loads, insufficient rest periods, and other irresponsible practices put the motoring public in danger. Flagler County sees tremendous trucking traffic along I-95, US 1, SR 100 and Palm Coast Parkway which gives rise to numerous accidents each year.
Out of all types of motor vehicle accident cases, tractor trailer accident cases, pose special challenges for a lawyer. In Florida, collisions between semi trucks and other motorists usually occur because the truck driver was fatigued and / or pushed to meet unrealistic and unsafe schedules. Any lawyer handling a tractor trailer crash case should have experience with these issues and know how to prove that irresponsible or unsafe practices occurred.
When a passenger vehicle or motorcycle has a collision with a commercial truck, the truck always wins. The damage to the passenger vehicle and the occupants are usually catastrophic. I am committed to helping families obtain full compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other expenses arising from wrongful death, paralysis, amputations, head and brain injuries, neck and back injuries, severe burns, and more. I always work with your best interests in mind and helps my clients move forward with their lives.
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If your loved one has suffered a serious injury or even a fatality in an 18 wheeler accident, I would be pleased to will meet with you free of charge and review the options in your case. All truck accident cases are done on a contingency basis, meaning that you pay no attorneys fees until a settlement or verdict is reached in your favor.To set up a free initial consultation with truck accident lawyer, William B. White, please contact me by phone at (386) 693-3293.
What Makes a Truck Accident Different
TIMING IS VERY IMPORTANT IN A TRUCK CASE
It is critical to begin investigating a truck accident as soon as possible so that crucial evidence is preserved. There are a variety of types of information that are relevant to your accident claim, including information about previous violations of regulations by the trucking company or driver involved, maintenance records, the speed the truck and your vehicle were traveling, the location of the impact on the vehicles' exteriors, the truck driver's log book and statements from eye witnesses and first responders to the accident, such as ambulance/emergency personnel and police officers. Another critical piece of evidence is the truck's "black box," which records data before, during and after a collision. It will probably also be useful to investigate the trucking company's policies and procedures.
TRUCKS ARE SIMPLY BIGGER AND HEAVIER
A typical fully loaded commercial tractor-trailer can can reach of nearly 90,000 pounds. Compare this with an average passenger vehicle which weighs about 3,000 pounds. THE TRUCK ALWAYS WINS IN THE COLLISION
Because of the sheer size of trucks, any collision between a commercial truck and another passenger car is likely to result in catastrophic, even fatal, injuries. If a truck carrying hazardous chemicals or flammable materials is involved in an accident, the resulting injuries may be even more serious secondary injuries. These include injuries such as burns and respiratory injuries, attributable to the dangerous cargo.