Port Charlotte Truck Accident Attorneys
Assisting Victims of Devastating Semi-Truck Accidents
With millions of large delivery trucks and semi-trucks on U.S. roads and highways, truck accidents are relatively common. Sadly, due to the sheer size and weight of these vehicles, truck accidents are often deadly. In fact, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were 4,564 truck accident-related fatalities in 2017 alone. Most often, it is not the truck driver who is injured or killed, but the driver and passengers of other involved vehicles.
If you were seriously injured or your loved one was killed in a truck accident, reach out to the Port Charlotte personal injury attorneys at Frohlich, Gordon & Beason, P.A. With extensive trial experience, we understand what it takes to navigate these complex cases. Our team is prepared to fight for the full, fair compensation you are owed. While no amount of financial recovery can ever make up for the pain and suffering you have experienced, it can allow you the ability to begin the healing process and start moving forward with your life.
Call our office at (941) 960-7225 or use our online request form to schedule a free, confidential case evaluation today.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Like any type of motor vehicle accident, such as car and motorcycle accidents, truck accidents occur for a wide variety of reasons.
Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Truck driver error
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol (DUI)
- Fatigued driving
- Failure to conduct proper truck maintenance
- Illegal and/or unsafe driving behaviors
- Defective truck parts
- Defective truck design
- Mechanical failure
- Poor road construction
- Defective road design
This list is not exhaustive; there are many other ways in which truck accidents can and do occur. In many cases, truck accidents are the result of negligence, either on the part of the truck driver, the trucking company, the truck manufacturer, or another party. In some cases, multiple parties may be at fault. Because of this, it is absolutely crucial that you speak to an attorney about your case.
Choose a Trusted Personal Injury Team
As previously stated, truck accident claims are incredibly complex. Often, the trucking company can be held liable for the actions of their drivers. Additionally, victims often face catastrophic injuries, which result in millions of dollars in medical expenses and lifetime care. And, of course, this is nothing to say of the immense emotional impact such an accident can have, both on the victim and his or her family.
At Frohlich, Gordon & Beason, P.A., we have handled all types of complicated truck accident claims. Our attorneys know how to navigate the process and are familiar with the local courts, judges, and juries. We are good at what we do, and we know what it takes to win.