Truck drivers have a great responsibility to ensure the safety of everyone else on the road. This responsibility is not just to follow the general rules of the road, but to follow very specific federal and state trucking regulations. The reasons are clear: Truck drivers are constantly on the road and under a high pressure to deliver their loads on time, and their trucks are massive, with the potential to cause serious injuries. When truck drivers drive negligently or refuse to follow trucking regulations, they must be held accountable.
If you were seriously injured or lost a loved one in a semi accident, trust your case to a Stuart, Florida, truck accident lawyer at The Gufford Law Firm, P.A. Our law firm has more than 35 years of combined experience representing individuals and families throughout South Florida's Treasure Coast region.
Investigating the Cause of Your Florida Truck Accident
Our Martin County, Florida, semi-tractor trailer injury attorneys and staff will investigate your case to determine what caused your car and truck collision. Common causes of semi accidents include:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Inadequate surveillance and training
- Truck driver fatigue
- Unsecured loads
- Improper maintenance of the trucks
- Truck jackknifing
- Poor visibility/failure to use caution
In some truck accident cases, we can hold both the truck driver and the trucking company accountable for your injuries.
Looking Toward Your Future: How Much Money Can You Recover?
There are many factors that go into determining what amount of financial compensation is fair in a personal injury case. We will not only investigate the cause of your Florida truck accident, but also your injuries. We will ask questions such as: How much do you owe in medical bills? What are your long-term, future needs? How much income did you lose because of the accident?
You may also be able to recover financial compensation for intangible things, such as your pain and suffering and, in wrongful death cases, the loss of companionship that your loved one gave you.
Contact a Martin County, Florida, Semi-Tractor Trailer Injury Lawyer
Contact a Stuart, Florida, truck accident lawyer at The Gufford Law Firm, P.A. today to experience exceptional client service and responsiveness that is focused on results. A free initial consultation is available. Throughout the entirety of your case, we stay committed to your legal needs. ¡Se habla español!