Truck Accidents

Orlando Truck Accident Attorneys

Fighting For Those Who Have Been Injured in Trucking Accidents in Florida

There are few things more devastating than a truck accident. Most truck accidents are catastrophic. The memories of that moment can affect you for life — that’s why you need our help. We know that thousands of questions are going through your head, and you do not know where to start. Your health is not good, you can’t work, you may have permanent physical damage, medical costs continue to rise, and you don’t know who will pay for all this.

You are concerned about your welfare and your family; all of this pain was caused by a careless driver. We at Angel Law Firm, PL, have the expertise to handle truck accident cases in the Orlando area and throughout the state. Let us advise so you can take control of your life.

Call Angel Law Firm, PL today at (407) 337-8799 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our truck accident lawyers in Orlando.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can result from various elements, often stemming from negligence, recklessness, or other preventable issues. Some common causes of truck accidents could include:

  • Driver Fatigue: Long hours on the road can lead to driver fatigue, impairing a trucker's ability to react quickly and make sound decisions.
  • Distracted Driving: Distractions, like texting, eating, or adjusting the radio, can divert a truck driver's attention from the road.
  • Mechanical Failures: Poorly maintained trucks pose a significant risk on the road.
  • Speeding: Excessive speed reduces a truck's ability to stop quickly, increasing the likelihood of a severe accident.
  • Improper Loading: Overloaded or improperly loaded trucks can become hazardous, leading to accidents.

What Are the Hours of Service Regulations?

Truck drivers are required to follow more regulations than other vehicles on the road because of how much catastrophic damage a truck can cause in the event of an accident.

One of these important rules is called the hours of service regulations which states how long a trucker can be on the road and when they must take rest or take breaks. In addition to protecting other motorists, these rules protect truck drivers from being too overworked by the company they work for. According to the hours of service regulations:

  • Truck drivers can work up to 14 hours in a single day but can only drive for 11 hours
  • Drivers must rest for at least 10 hours before starting a new workday
  • Truck drivers must take days off at regular intervals

Who is Liable After a Truck Accident?

Liability after a truck accident isn’t always straightforward; in fact, more often than not, the actual driver of a truck is not the one held legally liable for an accident. Most often, the truck company the driver works for is held liable. The main reason for this is that trucking companies are often caught encouraging their drivers to break trucking regulations in order to save their company time and money.

At times the truck driver is the one held liable, especially if the accident was directly caused by their negligence, such as driving while drunk. There are other parties that can be held liable, although it happens less often.

These parties include a truck manufacturer or cargo loading team. The legal team at Angel Law Firm, PL, is experienced in investigating truck accident claims and is ready to help you today.

What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Truck Accident Claim in Florida?

After a truck accident, victims could be entitled to various types of damages, aiming to compensate them for their losses. Potential damages that could be recovered may include:

  • Medical Expenses: Compensation may cover all previous and future medical expenses related to the accident, including hospital bills, surgeries, rehabilitation, and medication costs.
  • Lost Wages: Victims often face significant time away from work due to injuries. Recoverable damages may include compensation for lost wages and diminished earning capacity.
  • Pain and Suffering: Beyond tangible costs, victims could be qualified for compensation for the physical and emotional pain endured because of the accident.
  • Property Damage: Damages can include the cost of restoring or replacing the damaged vehicle and any other personal property affected by the accident.
  • Wrongful Death: In the tragic event of a fatal truck accident, surviving family members may pursue a wrongful death claim to pursue compensation for their loss, including funeral costs and the emotional toll of losing a loved one.
  • Punitive Damages: In instances of extreme negligence or willful misconduct, punitive damages may be sought to penalize the responsible party and deter a similar manner in the future.

Contact Our Orlando Truck Accident Lawyers Today

If you have been injured in a truck accident, we will help to protect your health and rights. We will fight to get the maximum compensation for your medical needs, lost wages, property damage, and future surgical or rehabilitative needs.

Call for a free consultation at (407) 337-8799. You can also send our Orlando truck accident attorneys a message through our contact form.

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