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If you or a loved one was injured in a crash with a large truck, you are, sadly, not alone. In 2022 alone, more than 166,833 large truck accidents occurred throughout the U.S., resulting in 75,497 injuries and 4,678 deaths.

If you were recently involved in a large truck accident or if you have lost a loved one in a truck accident, then it is time to seek a lawyer’s advice and assistance. At The Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A., you have access to an experienced attorney as well as caring staff. My firm has the knowledge and resources to assess, investigate and, if necessary, enter litigation for these claims. I bring decades of legal experience to my clients’ cases and work to ensure that every avenue toward compensation on their behalf is pursued.

Recovering relief is possible. Reach out to my St. Petersburg law office to start the process with a free consultation.

I Am Ready To Investigate Your Crash Right Away

It is important to retain legal counsel soon after a truck accident with injuries. Valuable evidence may be available at the crash scene for just a limited time. Skid marks, scuff marks and road debris can play a critical role in proving the fault of the trunk driver or another motorist.

To determine how your truck accident happened, I am prepared to hire qualified experts to document the crash scene and reconstruct the crash if necessary. My goal is to prove the truck driver, trucking company and/or someone else was responsible for the accident and is, therefore, liable for paying damages to cover your losses.

Questions Clients Often Ask Me About Truck Accidents

Bring your questions such as those below to my attention and I will personalize my answers to suit your individual circumstances.

How are truck accidents different from other motor vehicle accidents?

Traffic laws and road conditions may have similar impacts on car, truck and motorcycle accidents. However, truck accidents stand out for several key reasons:

  • Based on the size, weight and speed of most trucks versus the size of most cars, the truck usually overpowers other vehicles, while their occupants are often catastrophically injured or killed.
  • Truck drivers, companies and owners must adhere to rules set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regarding weight limits, inspection requirements and maximum daily hours of driving per trucker.
  • Truckers often drive full time, whereas other motorists may be on the road just intermittently.

It is common for truck drivers to push the limits for the sake of getting cargo to its destination on time.

Who is liable after a truck crashes into another vehicle on the road?

Sometimes more than one person or organization is responsible for the mistakes of the driver. Sometimes different insurance companies cover different actions or different parts of the truck at various stages of delivery. The name on the truck may not indicate all companies and insurance providers that can compensate you for your injuries and losses.

Does your law firm take cases for injured truckers as well as people injured in other vehicles?

In some cases, yes. If you were injured while driving an 18-wheeler or any commercial vehicle, you should ask an attorney to review your case. Besides your likely eligibility for workers’ compensation, you may be able to bring a claim against a third party, such as a government entity in charge of signage and roadway maintenance.

Contact My St. Petersburg Law Office As Soon As Possible After A Truck Accident

If you were injured in a truck accident in St. Petersburg or Tampa, you can retain the professional and experienced personal injury counsel you need at The Law Offices of John R. Mathias, P.A. There are many elements involved in preparing a truck accident case, including collecting evidence, interviewing eyewitnesses, recovering witness testimony and creating a persuasive argument.

Should you choose to work with me after a semi truck accident, you can rest assured that your claim is in good hands. My team will put forth all efforts to maximize your chances of obtaining the restitution you deserve. Get started with an initial consultation at your earliest convenience. Contact my office at 727-362-2122 or through a simple online form now.