Personal Injury Lawyers,
Jacksonville, FL

Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyers

Our Jacksonville truck accident attorneys fight for your rights

Tractor-trailers can be seen every day on the roads and highways in and around Jacksonville. They are either on their way to pick up cargo or deliver it. Most of the time, we don’t even think twice about them. A truck accident involving a tractor-trailer can leave people with catastrophic injuries and change their lives in seconds, however.

At The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic, our tractor-trailer accident lawyers know the impact an accident can have on victims. A fully loaded 80,000-pound tractor-trailer truck can cause devastating injuries and even death in a crash. Victims may need surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy and multiple follow-up appointments. Recovery may take months or even longer. Some are left with a permanent disability.

If your accident was caused by negligence, you deserve financial compensation, but recovering compensation can be complicated. There may be many parties involved – these include the driver, the trucking company, the owner of the cargo, the company that loaded the cargo and the manufacturer of any defective parts. Each may have a different insurance company and a different lawyer.

Tractor-trailer accident attorneys with a record of results

That’s why you need an experienced truck accident attorney who knows how to handle complex cases. Our firm has been fighting for people injured in truck accidents for more than 50 years. We know the obstacles that can come up which prevent you from recovering compensation. Our lawyers know how to overcome those obstacles and get results – including a historic $1 billion verdict for a fatal crash involving two tractor-trailers and a $9.65 million settlement for a man killed in a tractor-trailer accident.

There are numerous state and federal laws that truck drivers and trucking companies must follow – laws that can be violated in an accident. These laws address hours of service (tracked with a truck driver logbook or electronic logging device), drug and alcohol testing, sleep apnea regulations, cell phone policy, truck weight limits, cargo securement, and reflective tape requirements. Drivers must follow the Florida CDL handbook and check each item on the CDL pre-trip inspection checklist.

Our legal team conducts an investigation to determine if all of these laws were followed.

We start by getting the facts about your tractor-trailer accident to find out what really happened. Our legal team:

  • Carefully reviews accident reports
  • Examines medical records
  • Takes legal action for access to hours-of-service logs
  • Takes legal action for access to data from the truck’s electronic control module
  • Takes legal action for access to truck company safety and employment records
  • Identifies and interviews witnesses
  • Consults accident reconstruction experts and other specialists as needed

Who investigates tractor-trailer accidents? Police officers responding to the scene will conduction an initial investigation and complete an accident report. Trucking companies will also send investigators to secure evidence that they own, such as information from the truck’s electronic data recorder (the truck’s “black box”).

But police and trucking companies aren’t concerned about protecting your rights. That’s our job.

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    Pajcic & Pajcic holds negligent parties accountable

    Why do tractor-trailer accidents happen? A negligent driver may have caused your tractor-trailer accident. For example, the driver may have been speeding or operating recklessly. The driver may have been texting, using a GPS or adjusting a dashboard control. Or the driver may have been fatigued and was falling asleep at the wheel at the time of the crash.

    Trucking companies can also be negligent. It is their responsibility to check the background of their drivers and ensure that they receive proper training. It is their responsibility to ensure that the trucks in their fleet are properly maintained and repaired. They must also give their drivers realistic schedules and ensure that all Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations are followed.

    Our firm identifies negligent parties and demands compensation. Insurance companies will fight your claim because they know there’s a lot of money at stake. We build strong cases that insurance companies must take seriously. If they won’t agree to a settlement, we can help you file a lawsuit.

    Since our founding in 1974, our firm has handled more than 12,000 cases and recovered more than $1.5 billion for clients. Learn more about how we can help with your Jacksonville tractor-trailer accident. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced truck accident lawyers.

    Pajcic & Pajcic
    1 Independent Dr Suite 1900
    Jacksonville, FL 32202

    Local: 904-358-8881

    Fax: 904-354-1180