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Causes of Truck Accidents

Oldham & Smith Sept. 7, 2018

Injuries from truck accidents are often more serious due to the size of the vehicle and the heavy loads they are carrying. If you or a loved one has been in a semi-crash, you will need compensation to pay for medical treatments and other aspects of recovery.

It is crucial that you work with an attorney who has the necessary skills and determination to get to the root of what caused the accident so that you can seek justice from all of the parties responsible. The driver of the truck may or may not be responsible for your injury — at Oldham & Smith, we diligently pursue all negligent parties to help the victims of truck accidents pursue full and fair compensation.

Call us or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Determining Liability

Considering the causes of truck accidents is important to determining liability. One of the most important roles of an attorney is to thoroughly and carefully investigate the causes of the accident in order to identify all parties responsible for your injuries. There could be any number of factors that contributed to your accident, including:

  • Reckless driving, including speeding, DUI/DWI and careless driving

  • Inadequate sleep schedules

  • Improperly loaded or overloaded truck

  • Failed or defective maintenance

  • Fatigued drivers

  • Drug and alcohol abuse of drivers

  • Defective brakes and other parts, including problems with tires that lead to blowouts

  • Inclement weather

We can also handle cases involving the wrongful death of a loved one.

Our investigation might show that the driver of the truck was negligent or it might show that an owner, inspector, contractor or road engineer was partially or entirely responsible.

Contact a Florida Truck Attorney

As your attorneys, we will fully investigate your claim, identify the responsible parties, and seek maximum compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and future care needs, as well as pain and suffering.

If you are financially unable to hire a personal injury lawyer to protect your rights, do not worry. If we are unable to recover compensation for you, you do not owe us a fee. To speak directly with an experienced truck accidents attorney, please call or contact us online to discuss your case. Initial consultations are free.

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