Accidents involving large commercial trucks and semis can result in serious injuries for the victims. These injuries can have a long-term impact on the victim’s quality of life and physical and mental capabilities. If you were injured in a truck accident, you need the strong legal representation of Rodney G. Gregory, Esq., an experienced truck accident attorney in Jacksonville, FL. He can navigate the often complicated legal areas of interstate truck accidents and injuries. At Gregory Law Firm, our attorneys have the experience needed to secure compensation in these complex cases. Contact our firm online today or call (904) 722-2222 to discuss your case with one of our attorneys.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
One of the most common causes of truck accidents is driver recklessness or negligence. Drivers who do not take their required rest periods may fall asleep at the wheel and cause an accident. Other drivers unfortunately use alcohol or drugs on the road, which can also result in a serious accident. Speeding and failing to pay attention to weather and traffic conditions can also contribute to an accident. Other causes may include improper maintenance on the truck or defective parts.
Injuries and Damage Caused
Semis and other large commercial trucks are several times the size of standard cars and trucks. They can also weigh 25 to 30 times as much as a car. This combination can result in severe, life-threatening injuries when truck accidents occur and other, smaller vehicles are involved. Victims of these accidents may suffer:
- Broken or shattered bones in multiple places
- Deep lacerations
- Traumatic brain injuries and other head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Such severe injuries are likely to require extensive medical treatment and keep the victim out of work for an extended period of time, creating extreme financial hardship. In addition to the physical injuries a victim may suffer, property damage will be extensive and their vehicle may be beyond repair.
The Impact of Complex Interstate Laws
Truckers may drive across the country to make deliveries, so drivers and their trucks are often registered in a different state than where the crash takes place. This makes it all the more difficult to hold the driver accountable for his or her negligence. Regardless of where the driver or the truck are registered, you need strong legal aid to successfully navigate these complex laws.
Our Unique Experience
Mr. Gregory exclusively represents victims and their families, going against negligent individuals, companies, and large corporations.
Mr. Gregory has practiced personal injury law since 1979, and has been in private practice since 1985. He was named “Nation’s Top One Percent” for 2015 by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” of 2015 by the National Trial Lawyers. He exclusively represents victims and their families, going against negligent individuals, companies, and large corporations. With his expertise, clients have a much greater chance of securing a favorable settlement.
Contact Gregory Law Firm for a Consultation
If you or a loved one was a victim in a trucking accident, the attorneys at Gregory Law Firm can help. Use our online form to get in touch or call us at (904) 722-2222.