Truck drivers carry the same responsibilities as all other drivers: they must drive carefully and attentively, so as not to endanger other motorists. In some ways, these responsibilities are even greater for truck drivers because the threat they pose to other motorists is so high. Commercial trucks are large, heavy and slow to stop; tractor-trailer accidents then tend to be somewhat more catastrophic than most other motor vehicle crashes.
For more than 30 years, truck accident lawyer Joe Horrox has helped Daytona Beach area residents who have been injured by a commercial vehicle. Our law firm has the resources and experience to assist clients with even the most complex and catastrophic injuries. If necessary, we can also move forward with a wrongful death suit on behalf of a victim’s family.
SEEKING COMPENSATION FROM ALL NEGLIGENT PARTIES
As with all other motor vehicle crashes, injured victims have a right to file a personal injury lawsuit against any negligent parties who contributed to the accident. Truck accident cases are unique, however, in that the injured party can take action against more than just the truck driver involved. In truck accident cases, negligent parties may also include the trucking company.
Trucking companies are responsible for hiring qualified employees, and for keeping their vehicles in good condition. Often, however, truck accidents are caused by under-qualified or poorly trained drivers, or by improperly maintained vehicles. If these were factors in your accident, we will seek out compensation from both the truck driver and his or her employer.
GET HELP FROM A SEASONED PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
At Joe Horrox Law, we have years of experience examining truck accidents in central Florida. We are prepared to fully investigate the incident, seeking out any contributing factors that may have led to the collision. We try to understand the accident as a whole, looking into both the conditions that caused the accident and the effect the accident has had on you. We use this information to fight for the maximum possible settlement.
To contact our law firm, fill out our online form or call 386-200-4287. We offer free consultations to all prospective clients. If you would prefer not to come to our office, we would be happy to meet with you in your home or hospital room. Evening and weekend appointments are also available upon request.