Trucking Accidents

If you’ve been injured in a trucking, semi, or tractor trailer accident in the Tampa area, you need an experienced attorney to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Trucking accidents are some of the most serious to occur on the nation’s roadways. In addition to drivers being pushed to their limits to reach their destinations, truckers are driving large, heavy vehicles. When a truck or tractor trailer collides with a passenger vehicle the results can be devastating. This is especially the case for accidents that occur on highways when trucks and other vehicles are traveling at high speeds.

All too often, those involved in accidents with trucks suffer serious injuries, including traumatic head and brain injuries, broken bones, scarring, and paralysis. Many of these accidents are fatal.

Why are there So Many Trucking Accidents?

Estimates show there are about 5000 fatal trucking accidents each year. In addition to all of the reasons accidents occur in general, trucking accidents can occur because there is/are:

  • A lack of truck maintenance
  • Driver fatigue from long hauls
  • Improperly loaded or shifting cargo
  • Over-sized loads
  • Under-inflated tires
  • Passing under bridges that are too low

Making matters worse, accidents that involve tractor trailers and trucks are often more severe than those involving regular passenger vehicles. The trucks are large and often carry heavy loads – creating a situation in which any impact can be deadly.

Just as concerning, these trucks sometimes haul dangerous materials. The cleanup and aftermath of a trucking accident involving explosive materials, flammable and hazardous gasses, poison, toxic and radioactive chemicals, and infectious materials can be just as dangerous as the accident itself.

Fixed object crashes can also be dangerous, especially when they cause falling debris. An accident that would be minor for a passenger vehicle can be fatal when a semi-truck or tractor trailer is involved.

Why You Need an Attorney after a Trucking Accident

If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident, we can help. We’ve worked with victims in trucking and tractor trailer accidents who have been seriously injured and deserve compensation.

All too often, injuries that occur because of trucking accident are life-altering. Even if complete recovery is possible, the length of time and amount of money it takes to do so is astronomical. And sadly, many trucking accident victims never fully recover. Their lives are changed forever and they are forced to accept a new way of living.

Filing a lawsuit after a trucking accident can help victims recover compensation for:

  • Cost of short- and long-term medical care
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Cost of property repairs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium

The attorneys at the Law Office of Robert M. Geller understand the devastation trucking accidents can cause. Before speaking to an insurance company, contact us. We’ll work to protect your rights and ensure you get what you deserve. Our experienced and compassionate team of attorneys will help you secure the compensation you deserve.

If you’d like to learn more or schedule a consultation, call us at (813) 337-7798.

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Tampa, FL 33606
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