Port Charlotte Truck Accident Attorneys
Holding Truck Companies Accountable in Florida
At The Dellutri Law Group, PA, we understand the immense physical, emotional, and financial toll that follows a truck accident. With decades of collective experience in handling complex personal injury cases, we've become recognized as a leading authority in advocating for the rights of accident victims.
Backed by a team of accomplished attorneys and support staff, we bring forth a wealth of knowledge, resources, and a steadfast dedication to achieving favorable outcomes for our clients. Trust us to be your advocates in seeking the compensation and justice you deserve.
Common Types of Truck Accidents
A truck accident refers to any collision or incident involving a commercial truck, typically larger and heavier than standard vehicles, leading to property damage, injuries, or even fatalities. These accidents can involve various types of trucks, including tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, big rigs, delivery trucks, and tanker trucks.
Common types of truck accidents include:
- Rear-End Collisions: These occur when a truck hits the vehicle in front of it. Due to a truck's size and weight, rear-end collisions can cause severe damage and injuries to smaller vehicles.
- Jackknife Accidents: In this scenario, the truck's cab and trailer fold together, resembling the angle of a partially open jackknife. These accidents often occur when the trailer swings outward, leading to loss of control.
- Underride Accidents: This happens when a smaller vehicle slides beneath the rear or side of a truck. Underride accidents can be catastrophic, often resulting in severe injuries or fatalities for the occupants of the smaller vehicle.
- Rollover Accidents: A truck can overturn onto its side or roof due to various factors, such as high speed, sharp turns, uneven roads, or improper cargo loading.
- Blind Spot Accidents: Trucks have large blind spots, making it challenging for truck drivers to see vehicles around them. Accidents occur when a truck changes lanes or makes a turn without being aware of vehicles in these blind spots.
- Cargo Spills or Load Shifts: Improperly secured or loaded cargo can lead to spillage or sudden shifts, causing accidents on the road.
- Tire Blowouts: Blowouts on a truck's tires can lead to loss of control, potentially causing collisions or rollovers.
- Wide Turn Accidents: Trucks require more space to make turns, often leading to collisions with vehicles on their sides or in adjacent lanes.
- Mechanical Failures: Malfunctions in critical truck components like brakes, steering systems, or engine failures can lead to accidents.
Truck Accident Liability
In Florida, determining liability in a truck accident can involve multiple parties due to the complexities of these incidents. Liability refers to legal responsibility for the accident and subsequent damages. Several parties might share liability in a truck accident:
- Truck Driver: If the driver's actions, such as speeding, reckless driving, or driving under the influence, contributed to the accident, they may be held liable.
- Trucking Company: The company that owns the truck or employs the driver can be held responsible for negligent hiring, training, or maintenance practices. Additionally, if the company failed to supervise drivers properly or enforced unrealistic schedules leading to driver fatigue, they might be liable.
- Vehicle Maintenance and Repair: If the accident resulted from poor maintenance or faulty parts not addressed by the maintenance team, the maintenance company could share liability.
- Cargo Loading: Improperly loaded or unsecured cargo that causes an accident can lead to liability for the company responsible for loading the truck.
- Manufacturers: If the accident was caused by a defect in the truck or its components, the manufacturer might be held liable.
- Government Entities: In rare cases, if the accident resulted from poor road conditions due to inadequate maintenance or design flaws, the government entity responsible for the road might share liability.
Why Hire Us?
Truck accidents present unique challenges, often resulting in severe injuries, extensive property damage, and overwhelming legal complexities. Our firm specializes in navigating these intricate cases, offering tailored legal strategies to pursue justice and rightful compensation for our clients.
Here are several reasons why you should choose The Dellutri Law Group, PA:
- Specialized Knowledge: Our team possesses an in-depth understanding of state and federal trucking regulations, enabling us to craft robust legal arguments and counteract defense tactics effectively.
- Proven Track Record: We have a history of successful settlements and courtroom victories, showcasing our ability to secure maximum compensation for our clients.
- Client-Centered Approach: We prioritize our clients' well-being, offering personalized attention, constant communication, and compassionate support throughout the legal process.
Our team begins by conducting a meticulous investigation, gathering crucial evidence, consulting experts, and reconstructing the accident scene to establish liability and build a strong case. We offer comprehensive legal counsel, guiding our clients through every step of the legal process.
A Healthy Firm Culture
When our employees are happy to come to work, we know that they are capable of overcoming any challenge on behalf of our clients.
Service Tailored to Your Needs
We sincerely care about each and every one of our clients and refuse to treat them like a case file to be passed from person to person.
Communication You Can Count On
We believe that our clients deserve clear and consistent communication every step of the way, without any unnecessary "legalese."
A Culture of Philanthropy
In order to give back to our community, each employee at our firm is granted the opportunity to sponsor a charitable cause of their choosing.
Experience & Passion on Your Side
Our dedicated team of lawyers, paralegals, assistants, & staff have been fighting on behalf of our clients since 1998.
Our firm is singularly focused on our clients and will stop at nothing to fight for the future that they deserve. Let our attorneys fight for your future next.