Tampa Bay Truck Accident Attorney

Truck accidents are traumatic experiences that often leave victims vulnerable and in shock. Commercial vehicle collisions can leave victims injured and questioning what to do next. Injured drivers rarely know what to do, who to call, or where to find help after a truck accident. Lucas, Macyszyn, & Dyer Injury Firm is here for you every step of the way following your truck accident.

A significant number of commercial trucks operate in and around Tampa Bay daily. Of course, trucks are regularly in our area to move goods and other materials to Tampa Bay businesses and consumers.

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In addition, commercial vehicles use Interstate 275 to get through downtown Tampa when traveling either north or south to other parts of the state. Additionally, Interstate 4 is a heavily trafficked route into St. Petersburg, and Interstate 75 is a major north-south route that connects South Florida with Northern Michigan and runs through East Tampa.

Truck accidents leave victims in a troublesome situation; they are in pain and commonly without a vehicle or the ability to work following the truck accident. With increasing medical expenses and potentially lost income, you may quickly find yourself in a scary situation regarding both your health and your finances.

Treatment plans may include many medical providers specializing in auto accidents, expensive procedures, or even surgery for your injuries. A patient’s priority should be on their recovery following an auto accident. By retaining a Tampa Bay Truck Accident Lawyer, you can focus on your recovery while your lawyer handles the legal aspects of your claim.

Investigating Truck Accidents

Top-100-Trial-LawyersEvaluating all the facts involved in the cause of a truck accident requires skill and experience. Our office will meticulously investigate your accident. The insurance companies commonly try to “share” the fault of an accident between the drivers. Our experienced Tampa Bay truck accident attorneys carefully investigate every case to prove negligence and fault effectively.

This process includes:

  • Requesting and viewing police reports
  • Obtaining witness statements
  • Reviewing and discussing your medical records
  • Examining the accident site and damage

We carefully review and apply our investigated data from your accident to best represent your truck accident and pursue the maximum recovery amount for your injuries.

Types of Truck Accidents:

  • Rear-end car accident
  • Parking lot accidents
  • Head-on auto accidents
  • Side-impact and t0bone auto accidents
  • Multiple-vehicle auto accidents

Truck Accident Injuries & Trucking Regulations

An accident involving a truck or commercial vehicle is frightening. Trucking companies must follow Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations regarding their equipment and driver hours of service. Despite these regulations, driver fatigue remains a common problem among truck and commercial vehicle drivers, contributing to the country’s unsettling number of accidents involving commercial trucks.

When we carefully examine records after an accident, they often show serious violations of the safety regulations specifically for truckers. However, trucking companies are only required to maintain their records for six months. As a result, victims need to act quickly to obtain records that may help establish driver or trucking company negligence.

At Lucas, Macyszyn, & Dyer Injury Firm, we handle these cases confidently, are well-acquainted with commercial vehicle regulations at the state and federal levels, and have the means to obtain trucking company records promptly.

Common truck accident injuries include:

Truck Accident Injuries:

  • Back Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Head Injury
  • Internal Injury
  • Lacerations
  • Seat Belt Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries (Paralysis)
  • Wrongful Death

Process of a Truck Accident Claim

We can investigate the accident and define your sustained injuries.

File a claim and put the involved parties on notice of the accident and interest in obtaining a recovery.
Negotiate with insurance companies for a fair settlement.
File an injury lawsuit if you do not settle with the insurer.
Handle every step of pre-trial litigation, including settlement negotiations.
Represent you at trial if necessary.

Filing a claim for sustained personal injuries shares notice to the at-fault party’s insurance. During this time, the injured party will undergo treatment until they reach their Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI). Our truck accident lawyers will gather the client’s medical records and bills and present a demand package to the insurance company. If the insurance claim does not result in a settlement, we can file a lawsuit in civil court.

What to do after a Truck Accident?

The steps you take following an accident can be critical.

Stop and remain calm

Even if the accident appears to be minor, you have to stop. Check on the other parties to see if they are ok. Request assistance through 911 if needed.

Gather information

After an accident occurs, you will need to obtain an accident report. Include the party’s names and contact information and a photo of their identification and insurance information. If there are any witnesses, request their information as well.

Take photos

When possible, photos help visualize the accident, damage, and injuries. Take photos of the accident scene and any items/vehicles included within the accident. Request photos of driver’s licenses and insurance cards. Take photos of any injuries sustained.

Seek medical treatment

You should be sure to seek treatment from a medical professional after an accident with a commercial truck. A medical professional will evaluate your injuries and determine a course of treatment. In addition, when you seek medical treatment, the healthcare professional who sees you will create a record of your injuries that you can use as evidence of your damages.

Our Tampa Bay Truck Accident Lawyers Fight For You

Insurance carriers scrutinize how an accident occurred and attempt to minimize the severity of your injuries. After reporting the accident to open a claim, the insurance company will likely request a recorded statement to discuss the details of your accident and injuries.

Insurance companies may attempt to use a recorded statement against you. Sometimes adjusters will try to trick you into saying something they can use to justify lowering your settlement offer or denying your claim entirely. With the aid of a truck accident attorney, you can rest assured that your lawyer will protect your rights throughout the entire claims process.

Our skilled truck accident attorneys at Lucas, Macyszyn, & Dyer Injury Firm are there for you every step of the way after your accident. Our team can help coordinate the medical care and transportation you need while you try to restore your regular life. We will fight for the best financial recovery possible for your case. Call us today at (727) 849-5353 or contact us online to schedule a free case evaluation.

Tampa Bay Truck Accident Martin Macyszyn, Esq


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