We Hold Trucking Companies Responsible
Even though truckers and trucking companies are required to follow federal and state trucking guidelines, many times, these guidelines are ignored or overlooked. In the end, innocent motorists pay the ultimate price for this blatant negligence.
At Wells Law Group, P.A., we understand how devastating truck accidents can be because we’ve seen what happens when semi-trucks collide with smaller vehicles. We know that the size difference between vehicles is a major factor in these crashes — the bigger the truck, the more serious the injuries can be. Victims can easily find themselves left with potentially disabling injuries that could dramatically affect how they live the rest of their lives, or even result in losing a loved one, or one’s own life.
A Company Focused On Profits Is Not Focused On Safety
Perhaps the most frustrating fact about truck accidents is that they are often preventable. Trucking companies and truck drivers sometimes choose to focus more on profits and their own bottom line, rather than on the safety of people around them. Their negligence can take many forms, including:
- Absent or inadequate safety training
- Overloaded or improperly loaded trailers
- Speeding to meet a deadline
- Exceeding the federal hours of rest requirements
- Improper vehicle maintenance
- Improper or infrequent vehicle inspections
Even though trucking companies are required by law to keep records and driver’s logs for their entire fleet, including smaller delivery vehicles, many are notorious for trying to hide information that may be critical to a crash investigation. Trucking companies may do things like hold ownership of trailers and cabs across multiple companies in different states or even alter driving logs.
The Ultimate Cost Of Negligence
It’s not uncommon for truck accidents to end badly for drivers and passengers in smaller vehicles. Because of their size and weight, large semis often crush smaller vehicles, leaving victims with serious, catastrophic injuries such as:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Severe lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Head injuries
- Brain trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of appendages
Support When You Need It
A trucking company’s insurance carrier will have dozens of attorneys on staff to help minimize the amount you are paid for your claim. By hiring Wells Law Group, P.A., you are no longer an individual against an adjuster and multiple levels of claims professionals, along with a bunch of lawyers paid specifically to devise a way to pay you as little as possible.
Retain Our Services Today
At Wells Law Group, P.A., managing attorney Kim Wells is experienced in aggressively confronting trucking companies and other interests that cause terrible harm to people and then try to walk away from their responsibilities. Our firm will use all our knowledge and experience to advance your case and maximize your recovery.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash involving a truck, we want to hear your story. Let our team mount an aggressive claim for severe personal injury or, when appropriate, wrongful death. To schedule a free initial evaluation at our law office in Tampa, Florida, call 813-413-7377 or send us an email.