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Helping You Recover Compensation for Your Injuries

All accidents have the potential to cause severe injuries. But commercial vehicle accidents are almost always devastating, causing life-long injuries or even death. Because commercial vehicles are much larger than passenger vehicles, many drivers are injured and stuck with expensive medical bills, property damage repairs, and more.

If you have been in a commercial vehicle accident, you deserve compensation for any expenses you have accrued. Truck accidents can become complicated, especially if the truck driver is employed by a large truck company. Holding guilty parties liable can be confusing, and submitting insurance claims through your insurance company could take weeks or even months.

With an Orlando truck accident lawyer on your side, you have a much higher chance of receiving the compensation you deserve. Our team at The Law Office of Jerry Jenkins, P.A. understands just how devastating truck accidents can be, and we are dedicated to seeking compensation on your behalf. For more information about our services and to receive a free consultation, contact our law firm by calling 407-573-7483.

How Do You Prove Liability in a Commercial Vehicle Accident?

In any truck accident case, it is essential to prove liability to find the at-fault party. However, trucking accidents are complex and may involve multiple parties. It is essential to identify every party who may be at fault for your injuries.

In some truck accident cases, the at-fault party is the truck driver. This liability can extend beyond the truck driver and may even involve multiple liable parties.
Parties that could be responsible for a truck accident claim include:

  •  The trucking company
  •  The truck owner
  •  The truck manufacturer
  •  Third-party contractors responsible for the cargo

The nature of your truck accident and the extent of your injuries will often guide truck accident claims and which parties to hold responsible. For instance, if the accident happened because of a trucking part defect, you may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer. Or, if the accident happened because the truck was improperly maintained, you could file a claim against the trucking company.

Because liability is so complicated, it is highly recommended you reach out to our team of Orlando truck accident lawyers for assistance.

What Are the Main Causes of Commercial Vehicle Accidents?

There are many different causes of truck accidents. Determining why your accident happened can be helpful when assigning liability to the guilty parties. Our truck accident attorneys can examine your case to determine the cause of your accident.

Below are the most common causes of commercial vehicle accidents:

  •  Improperly loaded cargo. When cargo is loaded improperly, it can cause the commercial vehicle to tip or rollover.
  •  Distracted driving. Truck drivers on the phone or checking a GPS may not be driving safely.
  •  Driver error. Driving mistakes happen for many reasons, and these mistakes can often cause accidents.
  •  Aggressive driving. Tailgating, sideswiping, or speeding can all be dangerous and lead to truck accidents.
  •  Brake problems. Brake issues are hazardous for a large truck and can cause accidents if improperly maintained.
  •  Bad weather conditions. Wet roads, snowy weather, and high winds can cause truck drivers to make errors or drive dangerously.
  •  Driving under the influence. Using drugs or alcohol while operating a vehicle can lead to dangerous behavior.
  •  Traveling in an unfamiliar area. Unknown roadways can cause commercial drivers to make mistakes or errors.

What Are the Most Common Types of Commercial Accidents?

Truck accident injuries can vary based on the kind of accident you are in. While commercial truck accidents can involve just one other vehicle, many accidents include two or more vehicles.
The most common types of commercial accidents include the following:

Rollover Accident

Semi-trucks and big rigs often have tall trailers. These tall trucks can tip over when drivers make a turn at high speeds. Intense winds can also cause a truck to tip and roll over on its side.

Override Accident

When a commercial truck rear-ends a smaller vehicle, it is called an override accident. A truck might even drive over the back of a car because of its height.

Underride Accident

An underride accident happens when a passenger vehicle rear-ends a commercial truck. The truck driver may have braked quickly or improperly changed lanes.

What Kinds of Injuries Do Victims Sustain?

All commercial accidents have the potential to cause severe injuries. Because trucks are so much larger than the vehicles involved, many truck accident victims suffer life-long symptoms.
The most common injuries after a serious truck accident include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  •  Burns or lacerations
  •  Traumatic brain injuries
  •  Disfigurement
  •  Scarring
  •  Broken bones
  •  Severed limbs
  •  Serious or fatal injuries

If your loved one passed away because they were injured in a truck accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. You and your loved ones could recover compensation for the loss of companionship, lost wages, and more.

Should I Contact a Commercial Vehicle Attorney?

After a serious truck accident, you may be facing medical bills, property damage repair, and other expenses. Large trucks have the potential to cause serious injuries that impact the rest of your life. You deserve to receive compensation for your present and future expenses related to the accident.

Our team at The Law Office of Jerry Jenkins, P.A. is here to help you seek compensation for your pain and suffering, your medical expenses, and your lost wages. We are committed to recovering damages on your behalf so you can rest and focus on your health. To receive a free consultation from an experienced truck accident lawyer on our team, contact us today at 407-573-7483.