Naples Truck Accidents

Victims of semi-truck or tractor-trailer accidents are often left in dire situations feeling completely overwhelmed. The negligent operation of these large commercial trucks can lead to devastating and debilitating injuries. Aside from dealing with the daily pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages can continue to mount, putting increased pressure on the injured person. We are here to help.

We Can Help You Get Fair Compensation

At the law firm of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, our attorneys in Naples help people get compensation for all costs that are caused by semi-truck accidents.

We represent all people who have become victims of negligence on I-95, the Florida Turnpike, I-10, I-4, I-75, US-1, and US-27, or any other street or highway in Florida.

In tractor-trailer accident cases, insurance companies represent the opposition. They have extensive resources that they will devote to seeing that they do not have to pay you fair compensation. Large commercial carriers also frequently rely on emergency response investigation teams. These investigators frequently can be dispatched to the scene of trucking accidents in a matter of minutes. If you are injured in a big-rig collision, time is of the essence in seeking legal advice because the commercial carrier will begin gathering evidence and building their defense strategy shortly after the crash occurs.

These companies are not intimidating to us. Our lawyers believe that you have the right to the same level of representation that the opposition has in semi-truck accident cases. Trucking litigation involves complex and challenging issues, including navigation of a complex regulatory structure, manipulation of evidence by trucking companies, and analysis of the multiple factors that contribute to a trucking accident.

Our Naples trucking accident lawyers have extensive experience handling the issues which make trucking litigation complicated. We understand that trucking accidents are not simply motor vehicle collisions involving a large vehicle. Our attorneys work closely with trucking accident reconstruction experts and other experts with insider knowledge and experience in the trucking industry.

Since personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis, you have the ability to get quality representation no matter how deep your pockets are. You only pay if we get compensation for you.

Ready To Handle All Semi-Truck Accident Cases

Whether your semi-truck accident case involves a brain injury, spinal cord injury, broken bones, burn injury, or any other type of injury, we will stand by your side.

Our attorneys know trucking laws. We know how to determine if an act of negligence was a violation of a trucking regulation. We know when to turn to experts to add strength to your semi-truck accident case. Experts may include people who understand the mechanics of trucks, accident reconstruction experts, medical care experts, and more. We believe that our knowledge can help you get the compensation you deserve.

We have a strong record of success. Many of the settlements and verdicts we have received fall between the range of a million and tens of millions of dollars. We are proud of the record we have built. We also are proud that we have been able to help so many people cover the costs associated with semi-truck accidents and other personal injury cases. We want to help you too.

Types of Negligence That Cause Tractor-Trailer Collisions

Accident victims, who are injured because of the lack of attention or care exercised by a commercial driver and the indifference of a trucking company to public safety, usually must establish the negligence of the defendants to recover damages. Negligence in the most basic terms amounts to the failure of a party to exercise reasonable care that causes foreseeable harm to another party. In the context of trucking collisions, the same violations of rules of the road that govern all motorists often play a significant factor in causing a trucking accident, such as speeding, unsafe lane changes, tailgating, failure to yield, and other traffic violations.

Because of special hazards and risks associated with commercial trucks, many collisions are caused by factors that are special to the trucking industry, which include the following:

  • Fatigued drivers trying to comply with unrealistic schedules
  • Big-rigs that are not inspected and maintained properly
  • Trucks that experience brake failure or compromised handling because of excessive loads
  • Tractor-trailer operators who fail to adjust their driving due to inclement weather
  • Truckers using stimulants to stay awake or other intoxicants to fight off boredom
  • Habitual violators of safety regulations that close and re-open under another company name
  • Inadequate pre-employment screening of commercial drivers
  • Truckers who continue driving despite a lack of medical fitness
  • Improperly secured or unbalanced loads causing loss of control of a vehicle or objects falling into the roadway or onto another vehicle
Strategies Used by Trucking Companies to Avoid Liability

Because an estimated 15.5 million trucks operate on U.S. roadways with 2.2 million of those vehicles being tractor-trailers, trucking companies anticipate that their drivers will be involved in collisions. This readiness means that commercial carriers are prepared with a litany of strategies designed to mitigate their liability. For example, many companies hire owner-operators on an “independent contractor” (IC) basis to avoid strict liability for the negligence of the drivers they hire under the doctrine of “respondeat superior,” literally “let the employer answer.” Our experienced Naples trucking accident lawyers utilize strategies for overcoming this tactic to establish the liability of the commercial carrier, which might be based on demonstrating the so-called IC relationship is a sham because of the level of control exercised by the commercial carrier over the truck driver. In other situations, we might establish that the trucking company is liable for its own negligence in the selection, hiring, or retention of the driver.

Trucking companies also frequently try to shift blame for a collision involving their drivers to the driver of the other vehicle. Our law firm works with experts in trucking accident reconstruction, mechanical engineering, and other specialized areas of knowledge to develop compelling evidence regarding the liability of a trucking company. Since we have decades of experience handling trucking litigation, we have developed relationships with a network of industry experts that we can use to analyze the evidence and testify at trial to prove our clients’ right to compensation for their injuries.

FREE Consultation And Case Evaluation

In all semi-truck accident cases, we offer a free consultation and case evaluation. During this meeting, we will take the time to learn about the impact an accident has had on you and your family. We will provide you information about the process involved in getting full and fair compensation. We will tell you how we can help.

To learn more, please e-mail us or call us toll-free at (888) 499-9700.