Whether you need criminal defense or representation for a personal injury claim, our team, lead by Chris Crawford, will fight 24/7 to guarantee that your rights are protected. These trial results should inspire confidence.
Pensacola Truck Accidents Lawyer
If you have been the victim of a trucking accident and have sustained injuries, it is imperative that you seek the services of our experienced Pensacola truck accident lawyer. Insurance companies and large corporations will do everything in their power to avoid giving you what you are rightfully entitled to. They are already aware that most attorneys are unlikely to pursue your case in court.
But a lawyer from Crawford Law is different. We know how to investigate and negotiate, and we are willing to go all the way to trial to get our clients the settlement they deserve.
Call our office today at (850) 220-2098 or reach out online today to set up a consultation.
How Truck Accident Cases Are Different
Although proving a breach of duty, causation, and damages is essential in any personal injury case, there is a unique aspect to truck accident cases — the issue of liability.
Truck accidents have several potential sources of liability, such as:
- The trucking company that hired an unqualified driver
- The insurance company that failed to use due diligence during the hiring process and approved the hiring of unqualified drivers
- Freelance drivers who own their trucks and contract with several companies
- Brokers working between trucking and shipping firms
- The equipment supplier in cases involving equipment failure
- The shipping company responsible for packing the load, if the accident occurred due to spilled products
- A third-party vehicle that caused the accident
All possibilities need to be considered and pinpointed accurately. It’s important to hire an experienced Pensacola truck accidents attorney who understands this unique dynamic and can present a strong case in court.
Contact Crawford Law by calling (850) 220-2098 or filling out our online contact form.
Proving Liability in a Truck Accident Lawsuit
During discovery, the plaintiff's attorney can request documents and other relevant records from the target defendant. The legal process of discovery is vital in any lawsuit, but truck accident discovery can be a world unto its own.
Trucking is typically involved in interstate commerce and thus governed by federal law, specifically the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act. This Act includes detailed regulations that the trucking industry must follow.
An experienced Pensacola truck accidents lawyer can compare the records obtained in discovery to the federal law requirements and look for discrepancies. Any violation can indicate a breach of duty, which makes the defendant liable.
The Legal Fighter You Can Lean On
Going through a trial can be an emotionally taxing experience. At Crawford Law, we make it our priority to alleviate that burden from your shoulders. We encourage you to reach out to us anytime with your questions or concerns. You can rest easy knowing that our team is fighting hard for your case. We're dedicated to working with you every step of the way.
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