You can often find heavy commercial truck traffic on the main thoroughfares that run through and near Spring Hill such as Commercial Way, Cortez Boulevard and Suncoast Parkway. Unfortunately, sharing the road with these massive tractor-trailers can be highly dangerous – especially when they are operated by negligent truckers and trucking companies. Every year, several devastating truck accidents occur in the area.
If you recently suffered injuries in a collision with a commercial truck in Spring Hill or a nearby area in Hernando County, you should immediately get help from a law firm that has the skill, experience and resources that it takes to pursue full and fair compensation for you. Make Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC, your first call. We can start work on your case today.
Our Spring Hill personal injury attorneys have more than 50 years of collective legal experience and a record that includes more than $95 million recovered for our clients between 2006 and 2017. We will know how to protect your rights and tackle the many complex issues that trucking accident cases present. We will make your recovery our personal commitment. Contact us today to get started.
Why Are Spring Hill Truck Accidents Different from Other Crashes?
We have extensive experience with truck accidents in Spring Hill and other areas in Florida. We know how truck crashes are different than other types of accidents. We can use that knowledge to benefit you as you pursue the financial recovery that you deserve. Some of the key differences include:
Trucking accident victims typically suffer severe injuries.
Due to their massive size and weight, 18-wheelers can cause catastrophic injuries and fatalities when they collide with much smaller and lighter passenger cars. Many of the truck accident victims that we assist in Spring Hill suffer injuries such as:
We understand the medical issues that these injuries present and how they impact victims’ ability to work and enjoy life as they did before the crash. If you were hurt or lost a family member in a truck crash, we will tirelessly pursue just compensation for your physical, emotional and financial harm.
Truck accidents must be promptly investigated.
Due to the severity of injuries, the stakes are high in truck accident cases. Trucking companies and their insurers will move quickly to protect their interests. You need a legal team on your side that will move quickly, too. Holliday Karatinos Law Firm will get to work right away on investigating your crash. We will take steps to preserve and analyze evidence such as:
- Crash scene and vehicle photos
- Electronic data recorder and GPS data
- Driver logbooks
- Inspection and repair records
- Driver cell phone records
- Driver alcohol and drug test results
- Witness statements
- Company hiring, training and supervision records.
Tractor-trailers can be involved in different types of collisions.
Rollovers, jackknifes and underride accidents are highly common when tractor-trailers are involved in wrecks in the Spring Hill area. In many cases, truck accidents occur because a driver fails to take a wide enough turn at an intersection or to check the rig’s many blind spots before making a turn or merging into a lane. Crashes caused by equipment failures also frequently happen.
At Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, we understand the factors which contribute to these unique types of accidents. We also consult with highly knowledgeable experts who can help us to determine the cause of an accident and explain the crash to an insurance company and, if necessary, to a jury.
A truck accident lawsuit may name multiple parties.
Unlike car accidents, it is not always clear who actually owns and controls the truck, trailer or freight involved in an 18-wheeler crash. Our firm will know how to identify and hold accountable all of those parties who should be held liable for your injuries and losses. In addition to the truck driver and trucking company, those parties may include:
- Leasing company that owns a truck or trailer
- Freight brokers
- Warehouse companies
- Freight loaders.
Violations of truck regulations may establish negligence.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) cover nearly every aspect of the trucking industry. These rules are designed to prevent crashes. For this reason, a violation of the regulations can serve as strong evidence of negligence, or negligence per se. Our legal team at Holliday Karatinos Law Firm knows how to identify common violations such as:
- Spending too many hours on the road or going too long without a rest (hours-of-service violations)
- Texting while driving or using a hand-held cell phone while driving
- Failure to perform pre-trip and post-trip inspections
- Illegally transporting hazardous materials
- Exceeding size and weight restrictions
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failure to put out warning triangles and/or flares when stopped.
What Compensation Can You Recover After a Spring Hill Truck Accident?
If the negligence of a truck driver, trucking company and/or other parties caused you to suffer severe injuries in an accident in Spring Hill, Holliday Karatinos Law Firm will pursue compensation on your behalf such as:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost income and diminished future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress.
If your loved one died in the accident, we can pursue different types of damages in a wrongful death claim. Those damages may include funeral and burial expenses as well as loss of financial support and services.
Our Spring Hill Truck Accident Attorneys Will Fight for You
At Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, we never charge our clients costs or legal fees upfront. Instead, we work on a contingency fee basis. In other words, we will get paid only if you do. We don’t want any worries about paying for a lawyer to keep you from getting the legal help you need as soon as possible after a trucking accident. That’s what we mean when we say that your recovery will be our personal commitment. Contact us today and learn more in a free consultation.