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The forces involved when two passenger vehicles are involved in an accident are already enough to cause severe damage, injuries to the occupants, and in some cases, even death. But when a car, SUV, van, or even a pickup truck are involved in an accident with a larger commercial vehicle, the results can be catastrophic.
A typical SUV will weigh between 2,000 to 6,000 pounds. However, an 18-wheeler can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. Combine that with high speeds found on Florida’s highways, and it’s easy to see how accidents involving trucks are significantly different than typical car accidents.
When large commercial trucks are involved in accidents, it’s often the occupants in the other vehicles that sustain serious injuries.
If you are suffering from the pain of an accident, a truck accident attorney in Orlando can help get the compensation you deserve.
Accidents involving commercial vehicles and trucks are different from traditional auto accidents.
For one, the impact between a sedan and a flatbed truck or 18-wheeler is far more catastrophic (and often deadlier) than a collision between two average-sized vehicles.
Secondly, because the trucking industry is highly regulated, drivers are held accountable for their conduct on the road. If you were involved in an accident with a large truck, it is crucial that your attorney understands the many State and Federal guidelines affecting the industry.
At Beers & Gordon, our attorneys have handled truck accident cases involving all types of commercial transport vehicles, including semis, tractor trailers, 18-wheelers, dump trucks, and even concrete mixers. We have seen truck accidents caused by a variety of factors, including improper or negligent maintenance, inadequate or poor training, driver exhaustion, and operator error (such as failure to obey traffic signs), or simply driving too fast for the conditions of the road.
Truck drivers are usually backed by large corporations, each with their own team of legal experts whose job it is to protect the interests of their employer. Going up against these corporations without an experienced truck accident lawyer of your own typically leads to an uphill battle and (eventually) a negative outcome for you.
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The trucking industry has been called the lifeblood of our economy, delivering goods and products across the country to ensure that stores are fully stocked with the items we all need. Because of this, the trucking industry is highly regulated.
Florida has a lot of say about what happens on the roads in the Sunshine State because many trucking companies travel across state lines, but the federal government is also heavily involved.
Hiring a truck accident attorney in Orlando who understands not just the local rules and regulations but the federal guidelines as well is critical to making sure that you are able to receive the appropriate amount of compensation that will help you recover from an accident.
Not only must you deal with several different local, state, and national laws, but you’ll be facing off against the legal teams for large businesses and corporations. Many truckers on the road are either working for or supported by giant corporations that can afford to hire a team of defense lawyers that handle cases just like this every day.
Don’t try to face the situation alone. Too often, we hear stories where individuals thought they were offered a fair deal from an insurance company, only to find out they received just a fraction of what they were entitled to.
You need an Orlando truck accident lawyer on your side who understands the laws at play and can be your advocate and guide through this complicated process.
When looking for a truck accident lawyer in the Orlando, Florida area, look no further than Beers & Gordon. Beers & Gordon are led by two highly experienced attorneys, David Beers and Jim Gordon. With nearly 60 years of experience between the two of them, David and Jim spend every day representing individuals who have been injured and damaged in the Central Florida area.
David and Jim and uniquely qualified to represent you in truck and car accident cases. Before establishing Beers & Gordon in 2009, David and Jim worked as defense lawyers for the insurance companies. Their experience and knowledge of how the system works will work to your advantage while trying to secure proper and fair compensation.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, don’t wait any longer. Call Beers & Gordon today to schedule your free consultation.
Motor vehicle accidents are incredibly disrupting to your daily life. In fact, the primary thought in your mind is probably “When will this all be over?”
We totally understand, but we caution each of our clients not to settle for an unsatisfactory resolution of their case simply because they are too tired to fight anymore. This is what the insurance companies want—to wear you down until you give in.
By working with an experienced Oviedo car accident attorney who has worked both sides of the law, you increase the chances of getting a more favorable outcome for your case, without having to do all of the hard work yourself.
At Beers & Gordon, you will always work directly with a car accident attorney—not an investigator or case worker—who will give you an honest and professional evaluation of your case.
Schedule a free consultation today to see how we can help.
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