Being involved in a truck accident is one of the biggest fears of motorists traveling on St. Lucie County highways. Getting hit by or colliding with a fully loaded 18-wheeler, semi truck, tractor-trailer, dump truck, tanker, or other commercial vehicle that weighs as much as 80,000 pounds almost always results in catastrophic injuries. People injured in truck accidents often require ongoing medical care, an extended hospital stay, and long-term therapy and rehabilitation.
Protecting the Rights of Truck Accident Victims
At The Law Offices of Philip DeBerard, our experienced Port St. Lucie truck accident lawyers are dedicated to providing injured victims and their families with the support, attention, legal advice, and empowerment they need to effectively move past this traumatic ordeal.
We have a team of skilled settlement negotiators and aggressive trial lawyers who are always prepared to get into any legal battle against Florida’s large trucking companies and big insurance companies. For nearly four decades, we have successfully protected the rights of truck accident victims throughout South Florida and the Treasure Coast.
Truck Accident Causes
Tractor trailer accidents can be a result of several factors. Statistics show that roughly 90% of all accidents involving trucks are due to a driving error on the part of the trucker. Such errors include speeding, distracted driving, inattentive driving, and sleeping while behind the wheel. Other possible causes of truck accidents include poor road conditions, bad weather conditions, inadequately trained drivers, mechanical failures due to defective parts or improper maintenance, and traffic signal issues.
Due to the nature of business in the trucking industry, more than one party may be legally liable for the losses of injured victims. These parties could be the truck driver, the trucking company, the truck maintenance company, the shipping or loading company, the truck manufacturer, or the government entity responsible for maintaining the roadways.
If you or your loved one has been seriously injured in a truck accident due to the negligence of another party, you need to speak with an experienced Port St. Lucie truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Insurance companies may seek to take advantage of your compromised state and may persuade you to take an unfairly low settlement amount.
For over 30 years, Attorney Philip DeBerard III has been standing up for the rights of truck accident victims to make sure that justice is obtained and that they receive the compensation they deserve for their losses. He specializes in civil trial work.
Regardless of the circumstances of your accident, his legal representation will make a difference in your compensation claim. For a free consultation, contact The Law Offices of Philip DeBerard today at (772) 464-8000.