Experienced Tractor Trailer Accident Attorneys Committed to Finding Justice for Injured Victims
Seeking compensation from all responsible parties
Every 16 minutes someone is injured or killed in a tractor trailer accident, often as the result of negligence. If you or a loved one has been injured in a collision with a large truck or tractor trailer, contact Osborne & Francis. Our tractor trailer accident attorneys pursue compensation from negligent parties. Because of the excessive size and weight of tractor trailers, they present a serious hazard to other motorists. Commercial drivers have a responsibility to operate vehicles with care and attention. Our attorneys have key knowledge of the complexities of trucking accidents and know how to present your claim effectively to obtain maximum compensation.
What type of damages can I receive from a tractor trailer accident claim?
Personal injury law requires the at-fault party to pay restitution to injured parties in the event of anaccident. You may be able to receive compensation for:
- Cost of medical care, surgeries and hospitalization
- Home care and ongoing rehabilitation
- Loss of income due to inability to work
- Punitive damages if there was gross negligence or violation of federal trucking regulations
Most tractor trailer accidents involve insurance companies who attempt to deny or limit payments. Our truck accident attorneys fight aggressively to obtain full payment for your injuries and losses.
Identifying responsible parties
Trust us to carefully evaluate the cause of the accident and who should be held accountable. Potential liable parties in an 18 wheeler accident include:
- The driver of the tractor trailer: One of the leading causes of truck accidents is the negligent action of the driver which can include:
- Driver fatigue due to lack of required rest
- Distraction from use of cell phones or in-cab passengers
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- The trucking company: The owner of the truck may also be held liable if they neglected to fulfill their responsibilities as a company such as:
- Failure to offer adequate driver training or supervision
- Not following federal laws on required driver rest periods
- Inadequate maintenance and repair of the tractor trailer, leading to brake failure, tire blowouts or other equipment malfunction
- Truck or part manufacturers: If the design or manufacture of the tractor trailer is defective and caused the accident, the manufacturer may be accountable.
- The loading company: The company that loads cargo onto a tractor trailer must ensure that the load is secure and not susceptible to spillage, which could cause an accident
Our firm investigates the accident thoroughly and presents your claim against one or more parties at fault.
Contact our tractor trailer accident attorneys today for a free consultation
Tractor trailer accidents can cause life changing injuries and disabilities. Pursuing justice is a priority for our dedicated attorneys. At Osborne & Associates, P.A. we are available to speak with you at any time, and urge you to schedule a free consultation today. Contact us at 561-293-2600 or send us an email.