Our Jacksonville law firm has a history of holding trucking companies accountable
Every day, motorists throughout Florida share the road with big commercial trucks, ranging from log trucks on rural roads to tractor-trailers on the highways. Most of the time, that's not an issue. But when those big trucks are involved in collisions with smaller vehicles, people can be seriously hurt - and the road to getting fair compensation for those injuries can be difficult.
That's because your opponent in a truck accident injury claim isn't just the truck driver. You're up against the trucking company, with all of their resources and their high-paid attorneys. You need a law firm with extensive experience and a history of winning big cases on your side. You need The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic.
You may not know exactly why your accident happened. What you do know is the impact it's had on your life and your family. You may not be able to work and need a way to pay for sky-high medical bills. And if you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury, such as a traumatic brain injury, lifetime care may be needed.
That's how a truck accident lawyer from our firm can make a meaningful difference. We've helped numerous victims and recovered millions on behalf of our clients. We take great pride in those results for one reason: Every dollar we've recovered has helped a person rebuild his or her life.
We hold the trucking companies accountable to help victims rebuild their lives
How do we do it? We understand what makes truck accidents different: the higher legal standards that apply to trucking companies, and the methods that trucking companies will use to reduce exposure to their own bottom lines. We know how to investigate trucking companies and find the evidence needed to get compensation for our clients.
And those investigations are often the key to a multi-million-dollar recovery. We've uncovered evidence on outrageous gaps in required truck maintenance, violations of federal limits on hours of driving, and negligent hiring and retention of drivers with checkered accident records. How do we do that? By moving quickly, analyzing records thoroughly and aggressively pursuing the truth. Visit our truck accident FAQ page to learn more about how we handle these complex cases.
Our mission is to help victims rebuild their lives and hold negligent trucking companies accountable. In some cases, we are able to pursue punitive damages against the trucking company due to especially egregious conduct on their part, as with one $900,000 recovery from a trucking company that had a long history of failed inspections and dangerous hiring procedures. The law holds truck drivers and their employers to a high standard, and when they don't meet that standard, they need to be held responsible.
Our experienced truck accident attorneys are ready to protect your rights at trial
While most of our cases do settle out of court, there are some that go all the way to trial - and it's nearly always because the trucking company won't make a fair offer. We have the litigation experience needed to take a truck accident case before a jury and fight for a fair settlement for our clients. Both in negotiations and at trial, we are committed to providing signature service and helping victims rebuild their lives.
If you've been involved in a truck accident, you need to contact us right away. The sooner you have Pajcic & Pajcic on your side, the sooner we can start our investigation and help you recover. Call today for a free consultation with a compassionate attorney. 904-358-8881.
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 a jackknife accident, 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 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. 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 find the truth of the matter and fight for fair compensation for you.
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 recovered $1 million from the driver of a truck that was sticking out into the highway. We've successfully resolved dozens of cases involving wide turns, and our attorneys can help protect your rights as well.
Blowouts are always dangerous, but they're especially deadly when the tire in question is supporting a large vehicle. 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 their drivers to meet unrealistic deadlines, and when they skip those maintenance checks to get on the road faster, serious accidents follow. Pajcic & Pajcic will carefully investigate your case and help you recover damages from the responsible party, whether that's the trucker, the trucking company or even the tire manufacturer.
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 on behalf of many grieving families, including a $2.4 million recovery for the death of a husband and great uncle. Call today to speak with a compassionate attorney about your case. The consultation is fully confidential and there's no charge.
Truck driver fatigue is an epidemic on our roads as drivers face incredible pressure to meet unrealistic deadlines and work unsafe hours. That's why truckers are required to follow federally mandated hours of service rules. Unfortunately, too many drivers exceed those limits and falsify their logs. Pajcic & Pajcic's careful investigations have held many of those truckers accountable. In one case, we were able to obtain a $5.2 million award after a trucker caused a fatal accident due to being overworked and exhausted. If you have reason to believe you were hurt by a trucker who fell asleep at the wheel, call us today.
Speed limits exist for a reason. That's especially true for tractor-trailers because they are so difficult to control at high speeds. But whether due to pressure to make an unrealistic delivery schedule or simply recklessness on the part of the driver, many trucks on our roads put others at risk by driving at unsafe speeds. In one case, we recovered $1.5 million for a woman who was put in a coma by a trucker who blew through a flashing yellow light at 15 miles per hour over the speed limit. If the truck that hit you was speeding, you need an experienced attorney from our firm on your side.
No matter how well-trained the driver is, a truck that is not in good working order is a hazard on the road. Maintenance issues such as engine problems, bad brakes and poorly maintained tires can contribute to catastrophic accidents. Pajcic & Pajcic's attorneys know how to review maintenance records and hold negligent truckers accountable when their vehicles cause such collisions. In one representative case, we recovered $7 million after an accident caused by a truck with brakes out of adjustment.
Texting while driving is illegal for commercial truck drivers nationwide, yet 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 certainly doesn't excuse any behavior that puts others at risk. In addition to texting, truck drivers cause accidents while adjusting the radio, talking to passengers or eating or drinking behind the wheel. Whatever the cause of your accident, put your trust in Pajcic & Pajcic to see your case through.
Trucking companies have strict policies in place to prevent their drivers from getting behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. However, many companies do a poor job of actually enforcing those policies, even going so far as to falsifying 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 such negligent drivers accountable and keeping our roads safe.
When cargo falls off a truck or causes the vehicle to roll over, serious injuries can follow. We see this unfortunately often in northern Florida with logs falling off logging trucks, but cargo can fall off nearly any commercial vehicle. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, 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 build a winning legal strategy.