Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys
Our Bradenton truck accident attorneys fight for the compensation you deserve
The number of trucks and tractor trailers on our nation’s roadways has increased significantly in the last few years. The more trucks that are on the road, the greater the chance that passenger vehicles will be involved in accidents with them. Since commercial trucks and 18-wheeler tractor trailers weigh several tons, accidents involving them often result in serious and life-threatening injuries. If a truck hits a passenger vehicle at even a low speed, the truck can demolish the vehicle, resulting in serious, even catastrophic injuries to passengers.
The Bradenton truck accident attorneys at Carlson, Meissner, Hart and Hayslett, P.A. understand the devastation a tractor trailer accident can cause. We provide tough yet compassionate legal representation to help victims and families get the compensation they deserve to cover medical expenses, time lost from work, and other losses. We are dedicated to helping protect your legal rights and your family’s future after a truck accident due to someone else’s negligence.
Injuries and types of truck accidents
Our Bradenton truck accident attorneys represent clients involved in all types of accidents with large trucks, including tractor-trailers, flatbed trucks, tanker trucks, dump trucks, tow trucks, commercial trucks and 18-wheelers. Many of the cases we see involve speeding, since it is very hard for large trucks and tractor trailers to come to a complete stop once they build up momentum. Other common causes of truck accidents include:
- Tire blowouts
- Jack knives
- Under rides
- Wide turns
- Lost loads
Our accident attorneys call on witnesses, forensic specialists, and other experts to prove that the other driver was negligent, either in their behavior behind the wheel, or in their maintenance of the truck, leading to the accident.
Some cases we represent involve only minor injuries, such as whiplash, lacerations or broken bones. Other cases involve serious and life-altering injuries such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries and even paralysis. Some of the other injuries we see in the cases we represent include:
- Seat belt injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Rib and torso injuries
- Internal injuries
- Head trauma
Our personal injury attorneys work with your doctors and other medical experts to build a case showing how you have been impacted physically and emotionally by your injuries, as well as the expenses you have already paid for medical care and what your future medical and health care costs will be. We use that information to build a case for a bigger settlement, as well as information about how your ability to work and your standard of living has been affected.
What kind of compensation can you expect after a truck accident?
How much compensation you can get for your truck accident depends on a number of factors, and there is no simple formula that can be applied to all cases. Some of the things that can be considered for determining your legal settlement include:
- Medical care you have already received
- Future medical care that your doctors say you will need
- Time lost from work
- Diminished ability to work in the future
- Ongoing physical or occupational therapy
- Home health care or personal health aides
- Burial expenses for a loved one lost to an accident
- Personal property lost in the accident
The pain and suffering you experienced as a result of the accident can also be considered in your award settlement. By working with one of our Bradenton truck accident attorneys, you can maximize the compensation you receive so your medical care is assured and your financial future is protected.
You may be tempted to accept the settlement that the insurance or trucking company offers you after the accident, especially if it seems like a large amount. However, the truth is that these companies are always going to offer you less than they think they have to pay, since they are trying to protect their bottom line. Our Bradenton truck accident lawyers fight to get you the large settlement trucking companies want to avoid paying. We have a long history of success and our case results speak for themselves.
Contact us for a free consultation 941-202-4600
The Bradenton truck accident attorneys at Carlson, Meissner, Hart and Hayslett are dedicated to getting results. Call us at (941) 202-4600 today or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We have 5 Tampa Bay area offices to serve you and can meet you at home or in the hospital if necessary.