You may need a truck accidents lawyer after suffering serious injuries in a crash. Especially relevant, trucks come big and small, commercial and passenger. At Harris Law, we handle them all.
However, in this article we focus on commercial trucks.
Truck Accidents Lawyer Explains Trucking Risks
Large trucks transport most freight in Florida and U.S. Trucking is a trillion dollar industry. And, we see this locally throughout Southwest Florida—Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Estero, Naples, Lehigh Acres, Fort Myers Beach, Marco Island, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, LaBelle—with big rigs on our roads and highways.
Moreover, competition is stiff among truck companies. Accordingly, owners and drivers have strong financial motives to drive longer hours with shorter breaks. In addition, they do so regardless of federal and Florida law and regulations restricting their hours of service.
As an experienced truck accidents lawyer, I know a trucker may “push through” to avoid rush hour traffic snarls. Moreover, he or she may be anxious to get home for a weekend, or try to make up for time lost due to bad weather.
Furthermore, on average, a trucker drives 125,000 miles a year. Especially relevant, truck drivers must maintain daily logs of their route and drive time. As your truck accidents lawyer, obtaining a driver’s log is part of our investigation.
Fort Myers Truck Accidents Lawyer Discusses Safety
With rigs on our local highways and roads than ever, and truck accidents are often fatal or cause catastrophic injury, driver fatigue is a public safety issue. Especially relevant, truck drivers may generally to drive 11 hours in a 24 hour period. Moreover, they must have ten consecutive hours off-duty to qualify for a new work period.
However, we know from research and investigations, as a truck accidents lawyer and common sense, some drivers exceed these limits. And, when driving excessive weekly and daily work hours, commercial drivers significantly increase their crash risks. Moreover, in Southwest Florida, we see our share of rollovers, driver mistakes, and fatal truck accidents far too often.
Truck Accidents Lawyer Serves Southwest Florida Injury Victims
If you or your loved one sustain injuries in a crash, then contact me. As your truck accidents lawyer, I pursue full compensation for your bills, suffering, and needs. While money doesn’t solve all problems, having financial security and comfort can help you get back on your feet and provide you a future again.
Moreover, when you retain me—no up-front fees and you owe nothing unless we win—you get me. So, when you want to call and talk, you just call. I personally respond to all client calls and remain available to you. In addition, I answer all your questions. Accordingly, you will know me and we’ll work together so you know everything going on in your case.
You can start our free discussion right here, right now. Use our simple contact form (link below) or call. I’m here for you and look forward to helping you and your family.