At Wyland & Tadros, LLP, our attorneys represent trucking companies, truck operators, and insurance carriers defending against claims related to semi-truck accidents. Trucking accidents are among the most complex of all types of motor vehicle accidents. Moreover, public opinion tends to immediately place the blame for an accident on truck companies and their operators. In reality, most truck accidents are the result of negligence on the part of other motorists. Our lawyers are aggressive when it comes to defending our clients in court and during settlement negotiations.
Trucking Accident Settlements and Litigation
According to researchers at the University of Michigan, who analyzed semi-truck crashes in The Large Truck Crash Causation Study, 80 percent of tractor-trailer crashes are actually caused by non-truck drivers.
Generally, truck accidents are markedly different from other types of motor vehicle accidents. Given the sheer size and weight of semi-trucks, they can do a lot of damage in a crash. Typically, a tractor-trailer accident involves significant injuries and substantial property damage. These accidents can also involve multiple parties, which can include the truck operator, drivers in other vehicles, insurance companies, commercial carrier companies, and even manufacturers of the truck or the truck’s components.
Truck crash cases also frequently involve both state and federal law, as well as numerous regulations. With so many parties and issues involved, it’s important to work with lawyers who routinely handle these types of cases.
Because we devote a large portion of our practice to insurance defense, we know what plaintiffs’ lawyers are looking for. We understand their tactics, and we work hard to make sure our clients are shielded from unfair attacks and unsubstantiated claims.
We also take time to prepare a thorough defense for our clients, which usually begins by investigating the crash to determine exactly why it happened. Although each case is unique, many truck accidents occur due to several common factors, including:
- Motorists who attempt to speed around trucks
- Distracted drivers
- Drivers who follow a truck too closely
- Motorists who brake suddenly in front of a truck
- Drivers who swerve into a truck’s path
- Drivers who stay in a truck’s blind spots
No matter what caused the crash, our legal team will take immediate action to pinpoint the reasons for the collision. From there, we will develop strategies for refuting the plaintiff’s evidence and weakening their position. Whether your case is poised for settlement, or we believe litigation is inevitable, we will begin preparing for trial right away, so we are always prepared for any outcome.
Call a Florida Trucking Accident Defense Law Firm
Whether you’re a commercial carrier, insurance company, or truck operator, you need skilled lawyers on your side from the start. If you are facing a lawsuit related to a trucking accident, it’s important to begin creating a defense strategy that protects your reputation and your bottom line. Our lawyers regularly represent clients in the trucking industry, and we work side by side with truck drivers and transportation carriers to achieve the best results possible in the cases we handle. Call the Florida trucking liability defense lawyers at Wyland & Tadros, LLP today at 561-275-2990.