At O’Toole Law Firm, we have handled hundreds of tractor trailer, 18-wheeler, and commercial truck accident cases. We dedicate our resources and staff to every truck accident case whether it involves a minor injury, a severe injury, or wrongful death.
The reason our lawyers recover far greater money for commercial truck accidents is because the insurance carrier is usually out of state. The premiums that trucking companies pay to these commercial insurance carriers is astronomical compared to what a typical car driver pays for insurance. This means that the commercial insurance company has more money to spend to settle truck accident cases and our accident lawyers know how to get it.
These out of state insurance companies do not understand Florida law or Florida juries and do not have the local resources to fight a case like the local car insurance companies (i.e. – State Farm, Progressive, GEICO, Allstate). These out of state commercial insurance companies have to hire a law firm to fight the case. It can cost an insurance company tens of thousands of dollars to defend a truck accident case against our accident attorneys. Local insurance companies usually have in-house lawyers fighting their cases. In-house attorneys are paid a salary from the company and do not cost another dime to fight a case.
When you are in an accident with a large truck, your vehicle is most likely totaled or damaged beyond repair. This means you need a rental car until your vehicle is replaced. Our truck accident attorneys and staff understand this and all issues about your accident case and will help you every step of the way. Our accident attorneys handle truck cases in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Hollywood, Davie, Plantation, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Miami, and Palm Beach.
Our accident lawyers are dedicated to getting you the proper care and treatment for your injuries, getting your bills paid, and getting you back to work following a truck accident. In the meantime, we can assist you with getting an advance of your potential settlement to help pay the bills.
With just the initial call to our office, our attorneys will help you with:
- Getting a rental car
- Getting your car repaired or replaced
- Finding a doctor
- Lost wages
- Paying your bills
- Dealing with the insurance company
- Getting a cash advance on your settlement
Our injury attorneys represent truck accident victims throughout Florida including those injured by commercial trucks and freight carriers, including: SAIA Motor Freight, ABF Freight System, INC., Roadway Express, Inc., J.B. Hunt, UPS, Fed Ex, Yellow Roadway Corporation, Old Dominion Freight Line, Averitt Express, and Central Freight Lines, Inc. Most trucking accidents occur on highways such as I-95, Florida’s Turnpike, I-75, Sawgrass Expressway, Alligator Alley, I-4, US 41, I-295, I-10, 826, Palmetto Expressway, I-595 and our attorneys travel these roads everyday.
Most truck accidents on the highway and freeway involve jack-knife accidents. A jack-knife refers to the dangerous situation that occurs when a large 18 wheel truck goes into a skid and the trailer swings out and stops to form an angle of 90 degrees with each other. The chances of this dangerous situation increase in inclement weather – jackknifing generally occurs when the drive wheels are locked when they reach a slick spot while the front wheels and the trailer keep rolling forward.
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TRUCK ACCIDENT LINKS AND RESOURCES
http://www.dot.gov/ (Department of Transportation)
The mission of the Department is to serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.
http://www.trucking.org/ (American Trucking Associations)
The mission of the American Trucking Associations, Inc., is to serve and represent the interests of the trucking industry with one united voice; to influence in a positive manner Federal and State governmental actions; to advance the trucking industry’s image, efficiency, competitiveness, and profitability; to provide educational programs and industry research; to promote safety and security on our nation’s highways and among our drivers; and to strive for a healthy business environment.
http://www.nsc.org/resources/issues/drivsafe.aspx (National Safety Council)
The National Safety Council serves as the nation’s leading resource on industry trends, professional development, and strategies for advancing safety and health programs and practices. The Council is active in converting injury research and trends information into injury prevention education, training, consultation and advocacy leadership.
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/ (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
NHTSA is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. The agency strives to exceed the expectations of its customers through its core values of Integrity, Service and Leadership.
http://www.iihs.org/ (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries, and property damage — from crashes on the nation’s highways.
http://www.nozone.org/ (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – Smart Drivers)
The Share the Road Safely program strives to improve the knowledge of all highway users to minimize the likelihood of a crash with a large truck, and reduce the consequences of those that do occur. Explore this site to learn what you can do to stay safe, and keep your family safe, on the highway.
Ft. Lauderdale Office
1132 SE Third Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
701 Brickell Avenue Suite #1550
Miami, FL 33131
Boca Raton Office
2385 NW Executive Center Drive
Suite 100 Boca Raton, FL 33431
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