Representing The Victims Of Florida Truck Accidents

Truck crashes are unlike any other kind of traffic accident. Due to their massive size and weight, trucks are subject to safety regulations that do not apply to other vehicles. When truck drivers or their employers fail to follow those regulations, the results are often tragic.

At the Law Offices of Paul K. Schrier, PLLC, our lawyers take an aggressive approach to truck accident cases. We will seek to hold trucking companies accountable when their negligence injures or kills innocent people. We have offices in Miami, Sunrise, Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa.

Over $500 million recovered for accident victims. Call 800-377-5194 to talk to a lawyer.

A Search For Answers

Immediately after an accident involving a tractor-trailer, the trucking company's insurance carrier will begin working to minimize their responsibility. If they shift blame to you, they will. Insurance companies care about one thing only: maximizing their profits. This means they do everything in their power to undermine your case.

To protect your interests, you need an aggressive team of attorneys on your side as soon as possible. We will conduct a thorough investigation to determine if truck safety violations played a role in causing the accident.

The truck industry and its drivers are governed by rules set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The FMCSA imposes strict regulations on truck operators and truck carriers. These regulations apply to:

  • What qualifies a driver to operate a truck
  • How many hours a truck operator can drive each day
  • What kinds of maintenance a truck company or driver must perform to keep a truck safe on the road
  • How truck loads should be secured
  • How much weight the truck can carry
  • Drug testing of drivers
  • Safe operation of the vehicle

In recent years, the FMCSA has also passed regulations that require truck drivers to maintain electronic log books that record how many hours they have worked and when they stopped to rest before getting back behind the wheel.

Holding Unsafe Operators Accountable

Most truck drivers are incredibly dedicated to their profession. They are hardworking people who obey the law and take great care to drive safely. Unfortunately, it only takes one inattentive truck operator to cause a devastating crash. Like other motorists, truck drivers can cause serious accidents when they text and drive. The FMCSA bans all commercial drivers from texting behind the wheel. However, some truck operators continue to glance down at a phone or type a text response instead of paying attention to the road.

In other cases, truck drivers are pressured by their employers to drive faster, stay behind the wheel longer, and push the limits of safety — all in the name of making a bigger profit.
When truck drivers and truck carriers break the law, people get hurt. No delivery is worth a life or a person's health. Our legal team is dedicated to holding truck companies and negligent truck drivers accountable for the injuries they cause.

Because truck drivers drive hundreds of miles every day, they may not live in Florida. The truck company employing them may be located in another state entirely. The company that manufactured the truck or one of its parts may be based across the country. Before you know it, you are pursuing a claim against three different defendants located in three different states. Navigating the intricacies of jurisdiction and venue is just one piece of a very large and complicated puzzle.

Call Us For A Free Initial Consultation

Our attorneys have more than 55 years of experience fighting back against unsafe drivers and underhanded insurance company tactics. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a truck accident, we will help you get the compensation you need to focus on your recovery, your family, and your future. Call 800-377-5194 or complete our contact form to talk with one of our attorneys.