Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers Fighting For Justice For You
Hundreds of millions recovered for victims. We care about your case.
Truck crashes can be tough legal cases. Catastrophic injuries and fatalities are common. Numerous companies are often involved. Insurance providers can be aggressive. If you don’t have an experienced truck accident lawyer handling your case and protecting your interests, you might not get the financial compensation you rightfully deserve.
Take things seriously right from the start. Contact The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic. Our Jacksonville truck accident attorneys have extensive experience handling complex cases in Florida and throughout the country. We know what’s at stake and we know what to do. We’re fully focused on holding whoever’s responsible for your crash accountable for their actions.
You may not know exactly why your crash happened. What you do know is the impact it has had on your life and your family. You may not be able to work. Your medical bills may be sky high. If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury, such as a traumatic brain injury, lifetime care may be necessary. Your family may even be dealing with the death of a loved one.
We understand the seriousness of what happened. That’s why we want to meet with you as soon as possible. We can analyze your accident. We can explain your legal options. We never take a one-size-fits-all approach. We understand what makes each truck crash unique. As your attorney, we can create a comprehensive strategy that addresses your specific legal needs.
Our Jacksonville truck accident lawyers have extensive experience handling these types of cases and have obtained jury verdicts and settlements for injured clients totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. Pajcic & Pajcic has been litigating claims in Jacksonville and beyond for more than 45 years. We have the knowledge, experience, and resources you need to demand justice. Our case results prove it. For example, we obtained an 8-figure settlement for a client who was rear-ended in his vehicle by a negligent truck driver and ultimately paralyzed.
Who is liable in a truck accident?
If you were injured or a loved one died in a crash caused by an 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer, semi-truck, big rig or another large commercial vehicle, there may be several different parties liable for your damages, including:
The trucking company
The shipping company
The manufacturer of the big rig
A third party (e.g., the driver of another vehicle involved in the crash)
Establishing fault may be difficult but it is critical to your case, as you may need to recover compensation from multiple parties and their insurers to maximize the value of your claim.
What are common truck accident injuries?
The injuries suffered in these crashes are often serious and sometimes fatal. Some of the most common injuries crash victims sustain in accidents caused by commercial vehicles include:
Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
Internal organ damage (e.g., collapsed lung, lacerated kidney, ruptured spleen)
Neck and back injuries
Injuries from an accident with an 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer, semi-truck, big rig or other large commercial vehicle are often debilitating and may require extensive medical treatment, such as surgery, prescription medication, and rehabilitation.
How do you determine liability in a truck accident?
Evidence is always needed to prove liability in cases involving negligence and the same holds true for these types of cases. Evidence can be found by:
Launching an independent investigation into your crash
Hiring an accident reconstruction expert
Analyzing police reports
Reviewing pictures and/or video of the crash scene
Consulting with medical experts
Seeking out and interviewing eyewitnesses
Obtaining dashcam footage
Examining “black box” data from the commercial vehicle
Reviewing driver logs, inspection reports, and cellphone records
Investigating the trucking company
Keep in mind that trucking companies aren’t required to keep records forever, but an attorney can take steps to ensure evidence is preserved instead of lost or destroyed.
We hold trucking companies accountable & help victims rebuild their lives
What’s the secret to our success? We understand what makes truck accidents different. This includes the unique laws that apply to drivers and trucking companies. We’re also aware of the tricks many companies use to try to reduce how much they pay injury victims.
They don’t intimidate us. We know how to investigate trucking companies. We know how to find the evidence that matters. We understand the state and federal laws. We won’t back down until we uncover the truth.
Truck drivers and trucking companies are held to a high standard. They’re required to properly maintain their vehicles. Drivers must undergo rigorous training. They must obtain special commercial driver’s licenses. Companies must keep accurate records, including exactly how many hours each driver has been on the road.
As your attorney, we will scrutinize these records. We will look for gaps in required fleet maintenance. We carefully review the company’s hiring records. We analyze accident reports for evidence of Hours of Service (HOS) violations. We will leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the truth. Visit our truck accident FAQ page to learn more about how we handle complex cases.
Experienced attorneys focused on winning
Don’t underestimate the complexity of your case. Make sure you take your claim seriously right from the start. Make sure you contact Pajcic & Pajcic and schedule your free consultation. We can answer any questions you might have about your legal rights and outline your legal options.
Some law firms avoid challenging legal cases. We thrive on them. That’s because we truly want to help people who need our help the most. As your attorney, we can negotiate with the trucking company and its insurance provider. Many times, these companies negotiate in good faith. But if they refuse to cooperate, we will not hesitate to take your case to trial.
Our attorneys have extensive litigation experience. We know how to file a lawsuit. We know how to present a case to a jury. We know how to fight for clients in court. That’s why we have such a well-earned reputation for effectively handling some of the toughest cases in Florida and across the country.
Put your trust in a Jacksonville attorney you can count on in a crisis. Call (904) 358-8881 and schedule an appointment today. Pajcic & Pajcic – when you care, it shows.
Sadly, because of the sheer size of commercial trucks, accidents involving them are often fatal. No lawsuit can bring your loved one back, but our attorneys can help your family move forward and hold the trucking company accountable. We have recovered substantial settlements and verdicts on behalf of many grieving families, including a $9 million recovery for the death of a husband and father. Call today to speak with a compassionate attorney about your case. Your consultation is fully confidential and there's no charge.
When the trailer of a semi-truck swings out into the road, it creates a hazard for every motorist in the area. Accidents involving wide turns can cause catastrophic, long-term injuries and fatalities. In one case, Pajcic & Pajcic won a $13 million verdict for a passenger who was seriously injured when a truck made a U-turn after trying to avoid a weigh station. We’ve successfully resolved dozens of cases involving wide turns, and our attorneys can help protect your rights as well.
In a jackknife accident, a tractor-trailer’s cab folds in against the trailer, forming a right angle. A jackknifing truck can block multiple lanes of traffic and cause serious injuries when smaller vehicles hit the cab or trailer, or when an out-of-control truck hits a smaller vehicle. Pajcic & Pajcic has handled many of these devastating crashes, including a $4 million recovery for the family of a man who died after being struck by a jackknifing truck. If you’ve been injured in this type of collision, contact our attorneys today.
Some of the deadliest truck accidents happen when a smaller vehicle skids underneath the back or side of a tractor-trailer. These accidents are called underride crashes, and they are exceptionally dangerous because they often involve parts of the truck entering the cab of the smaller vehicle. Even when the victim survives, the injuries sustained are often devastating. In one case, Pajcic & Pajcic recovered $1.75 million for a man who lost his hand. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we may be able to pursue damages from the trucking company or the manufacturer of the trailer. Call today for a free consultation.
When a heavy truck rolls over, serious injuries can follow, both to the driver and to other motorists. That’s because a truck can block multiple lanes of traffic, causing a devastating series of collisions. A truck rollover is sometimes due to recklessness on the part of the truck driver – taking a turn too quickly, for instance – but can just as easily be caused by errors on the part of the trucking company or manufacturer. Trust Pajcic & Pajcic to uncover the truth and fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.
Blowouts are always dangerous, but they can be especially devastating when the tire in question is supporting a large truck. That’s why truck drivers are responsible for checking their tires, among other parts of the truck, before getting on the road. Unfortunately, trucking companies often pressure truck drivers to meet unrealistic deadlines. When drivers skip those maintenance checks to get on the road faster, serious accidents sometimes happen. Pajcic & Pajcic can carefully investigate your case and help you recover damages from the responsible party, whether it’s the truck driver, the trucking company, or even the tire manufacturer.
Trucking companies have strict policies in place to prevent their drivers from getting behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Unfortunately, many companies do a poor job of enforcing those policies, even going so far as to falsify background checks in the name of profits. Our attorneys have held many of those companies accountable, including a $9.65 million settlement for the family of a man killed by a truck driver with a history of cocaine use. We’re committed to holding negligent drivers accountable and keeping our roads safe.
No matter how much training a tdriver receives, a truck in poor working condition can be a serious hazard on the road. Maintenance issues (including engine problems, bad brakes and poorly maintained tires) often contribute to catastrophic collisions. Pajcic & Pajcic’s attorneys know how to review maintenance records and hold negligent parties accountable when their vehicles cause collisions. In one case we handled, our attorneys recovered $7 million after a crash caused by brakes being out of adjustment.
Driver fatigue is an epidemic on our roads. That’s because many drivers face incredible pressure to meet unrealistic deadlines and work unsafe hours. That’s why the federal government created mandatory Hours of Service (HOS) rules, which require drivers to take mandatory breaks and only drive a limited number of hours each day. Unfortunately, too many drivers exceed those limits and falsify their logs. Pajcic & Pajcic knows how to analyze these records and can carefully investigate. In one specific case, we were able to obtain a $5.2 million award after a driver caused a fatal accident due to being overworked and exhausted. If you have reason to believe you were hurt by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel, call us today. We can get straight to work on your case.
Speed limits exist for a reason. That’s especially true for tractor-trailers and other large trucks because they are so difficult to control at high speeds. Whether it’s due to an unrealistic delivery schedule or simply recklessness on the part of the driver, many drivers put others at risk on the road by driving at unsafe speeds. In one case, we recovered $1.9 million for a woman who was put in intensive care after being hit by a dump truck at an intersection blanketed in thick fog. If the driver that hit you was speeding, you need an experienced attorney from our firm on your side.
Texting while driving is illegal for commercial truck drivers nationwide. Even so, many truckers are some of the most frequent offenders when it comes to distracted driving. In part, that’s because they spend their entire working days behind the wheel. But that doesn’t excuse any behavior that puts others at risk. In addition to texting, drivers cause accidents while adjusting the radio, talking to passengers, or eating and drinking behind the wheel. Whatever the cause of your crash, put your trust in Pajcic & Pajcic to see your case through.
When cargo falls off a truck or causes the vehicle to roll over, serious injuries often occur. Unfortunately, we often see such accidents in northern Florida due to logs falling off logging trucks or cargo shifting inside the trailer of an 18-wheeler. Depending on the circumstances of your crash, you may have a claim against the driver, the trucking company, or a third party, such as the shipper of the cargo. Our attorneys can work through the complex circumstances surrounding your accident and work to build a winning case.