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Truck Accident Attorney
Christopher A Doty is an experienced truck accident attorney serving Ocala and the surrounding area. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident whether catastrophic or minor it’s critical to seek out the services of an experienced accident attorney. The last thing you may be thinking about is whether you should consider legal action. But it’s important to consult with an attorney so that evidence can be preserved, and you can secure your legal rights. In addition, you’ll want to seek the necessary medical treatment which could be critical to your case should you decide to pursue legal action. So, if you or a loved one have been involved in an trucking accident, call or contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
Why You Need an Experienced Truck Accident Attorney?
- Facing Up to the Insurance Companies – When an accident occurs it won’t take long for the trucking company’s insurance adjusters to seek you out as well as other witnesses to the accident. Law enforcement will also be on the scene to collect evidence whether through photographs, or witness accounts. It’s the insurance company’s job to minimize their liability and any statements you give, especially while still disoriented could be harmful to any future claim. Don’t speak to anyone until you have consulted with your attorney. It’s our job to deal with the insurance company and look out for your best interests.
- Piecing together the Evidence – Using our experience, we will gather all available evidence from the accident. This would include police reports, photographs, and eyewitness testimonies. We will also investigate the trucking company and drivers’ records, your medical records, and utilize expert which may include specialists in accident recreations. This will allow us to negotiate with the representatives of the trucking company. If those negotiations are not successful and we determine that you have a legitimate case, we can proceed with a lawsuit to secure you the just monetary compensation you deserve.
- Determining Fault and Possible Lawsuits – In the aftermath of a trucking accident it’s important to establish blame. Lawsuits could be related to the Negligence of the driver, Product Liability on the manufacturer of the equipment and unfortunately in some cases Wrongful Death. In some cases, more than one party can be held accountable
What are the Main Causes of Truck Related Accidents?
Truck related accidents occur for many reasons. Because trucks are larger, heavier, and much more difficult to operate than a car, there are very specific guidelines that govern truck usage. These include things such as the maximum speed at which trucks may operate, lane usage, how much time a driver is allowed to operate without rest, logging of trips, weight, loading procedures and the use of drugs or alcohol. The most common violations are as follows:
Driving Under the Influence
This could include the use of prescription drugs or other drugs as well as alcohol.
Improperly Loaded Cargo
Trucking regulations dictate that cargo be loaded in a way to ensure the truck can be operated safely. Cargo that shifts or too top heavy can make the truck unsafe to operate.
Trucking laws dictate that drivers can only operate for a certain number of hours each day. Unfortunately, this law is not always followed. In addition, drivers have been known to falsify their driving logs. There are ways that this can be revealed.
Exceeding Allowable Weight Limits
Loading a semi- truck or it’s trailer above allowable weight levels will make the truck more difficult to operate. This can lead to tire blow outs, brake failure and even steering and transmission failures.
Our Commitment to You
I pride myself in representing ordinary people in Central Florida, who otherwise may not know what’s at stake following their accident. As a former United States Marine, it is my honor to continue to serve and protect your rights. Hiring the right attorney makes all the difference in determining the outcome of your case. I have over a decade of experience and studied Accident law extensively. I can proudly say; I have exceeded my client’s expectations on all levels. I offer personalized service and have made it my mission to “FIGHT 4 FAMILIES” throughout Ocala, and surrounding areas. I look forward to meeting with you and discussing your case. Call or contact us today to schedule you free consultation.
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