Tampa Truck Accident Lawyer
Capable management of costly and complex commercial truck collisions
When big rig accidents occur, the potential exists for widespread property damage, severe bodily injuries and even wrongful death. Since 1976, The Matassini Law Firm, P.A. has provided Florida victims of truck accidents with attentive and aggressive legal representation. Our accident attorneys draw on more than 60 years of combined experience to build a compelling case for full and fair compensation for your losses. Given the difficulties in proving liability against a well-defended trucking company, you must choose a law firm that can capably represent your interests. At The Matassini Law Firm, our Tampa truck accident lawyers are pleased to be able to point to our record as a hometown law firm that delivers world-class advocacy.
Proving liability in a Florida commercial truck accident
If you or a loved one has been injured in a commercial truck accident, you may believe the law is in your favor, but unfortunately, a semi-truck’s involvement in a crash is not, by itself, evidence that the truck caused the crash. Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Defective equipment, e.g., brakes
- Driver error
- Driver fatigue
- Faulty truck maintenance
- Passenger car driver error
- Road conditions
- Unbalanced or unsecured loads
Sorting through all the possible liability issues is a complex task. Responsible parties can include the truck driver, the trucking company, the loading company, the maintenance company, government entities charged with building and maintaining highways, and the drivers of other vehicles. As with motorcycle and car accidents, The Matassini Law Firm works closely with experts in accident reconstruction to ascertain who or what caused your accident, and to build the case that will hold the proper parties accountable.
The role of trucking regulations in accident cases
Because 18-wheelers and other commercial trucks are capable of tremendous destructive force, federal and state laws require trucking companies to carry high levels of insurance and to comply with numerous safety regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, sets rules for the number of continuous hours a driver may operate a tractor trailer and how often the company must perform maintenance. We subpoena and scrutinize all service logs to uncover violations that may have caused or contributed to your accident.
Contact our Tampa commercial truck accident lawyers today for help
If you or a loved one has been harmed in a truck accident, The Matassini Law Firm, P.A. provides professional representation with a human touch. Let our Tampa truck accident lawyers fight for your maximum compensation. Call us today at 813.379.2007 or contact us online to schedule a free initial confidential conference with an experienced personal injury attorney.