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Tampa Truck Accident Lawyers and Commercial Vehicle Injury Attorneys

Commercial vehicle accident photo provided for our Tampa truck accident lawyersIf you have suffered an injury as the result of a commercial vehicle or trucking accident, you should contact an experienced Tampa truck accident lawyer right away.

One out of every eight automotive accident fatalities involves large vehicles, including trucks, big rigs, tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles. When a commercial truck is involved in an accident, 86 percent of fatalities and 77 percent of those injured are the drivers and passengers of the smaller vehicles involved in the crash.

Although the number of accidents involving commercial trucks continues to rise, not much is being done to improve driving safety regulations. Given the large size of the trucks, the lengthy hours that drivers are on the road and the failure of some drivers to abide by speed limits in order to meet deadlines, it is no surprise that a crash or collision involving one of these vehicles occurs every 15 minutes. In addition, truck accidents can be made worse by the freight the truck is carrying. For example, if hazardous or flammable materials (such as gasoline or industrial waste) are on board a big rig involved in an accident, secondary injuries from that dangerous cargo can result.

In the aftermath of an accident, victims can be left confused, scared and traumatized. If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident involving a semi, 18-wheeler or any other commercial vehicle, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney right away. We can help you protect your best interests and we make ourselves immediately available to help assist in all aspects of the recovery process. Steps need to be taken right away in order to ensure you have the best possible case.

Our attorneys will fight for your rights and work diligently to get you the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. The majority of accidents are caused by human error, mechanical failure, intoxication or even the company's own mistake in failing to maintain current inspection standards for its vehicles. Regardless of the reason behind the incident, you can rest assured that with the legal counsel of our experienced truck accident lawyers and attorneys, you and your loved ones will find justice for your injuries, losses and property damage.

Our Recent Commercial Vehicle and Trucking Accident Settlements:

• Tractor Trailer Accident - $1.424 million
• Turnpike Trailer School Negligence - $1 million

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Fernandez Law Group is a law firm representing the Tampa and Miami metro areas of Florida in all matters concerning Personal Injury Law. Consultations are free, and there are no fees unless a case is successfully settled or litigated.

Our attorneys will fight for you to receive compensation for injuries

Overturned truck on highwayIn order to collect for injuries suffered in a truck accident, it is important to identify as many potential defendants as possible, which may not be limited to the driver. In many cases, trucking companies, contractors, employers, and insurance companies may be obligated to compensate you for your injuries.

If an employment relationship is established between the truck driver and a trucking or shipping company, then that company may be held legally liable for the driver's negligence. Our attorneys would need to prove that the company exercised some degree of control over the driver, and that the accident occurred while the driver was acting in the course of the employment relationship.

This can become problematic when a truck driver is an independent contractor of a larger company. In this case, the key issue becomes the amount of supervising done by the company. The potential liability of trucking companies, employers, and contractors is a key factor in assessing recovery through insurance coverage, as all these entities likely will carry separate policies.

Occasionally, the manufacturer or shipper of hazardous materials carried by the truck also may be held liable for injuries caused or made worse by the truck's cargo. This typically relates to the manufacturer or shipper's duty to inform the trucker or trucking company of the materials' potential dangers.

If you are involved in a truck accident where the truck driver was at fault, you may be entitled to damages -- financial compensation for physical, emotional, and/or financial losses resulting from the accident.

Why is it important to consult a personal injury attorney immediately following an accident involving large trucks or commercial vehicles?

If you or a loved one were involved in an accident causing injury with a large truck or commercial vehicle, you may have a difficult time going up against their powerful, corporate insurance companies and attorneys. In order to increase your chances of getting the compensation you deserve for your injuries, you're going to need a dedicated and experienced law firm handling your case. At Fernandez & Viñas, we put a team of personal injury attorneys on your case immediately, in order to help preserve evidence and protect your rights. Without solid representation, your ability to prevail in a lawsuit could be seriously impaired.

These businesses aren't in it to lose. With so many drivers and vehicles on the road and deliveries that need to be made, they will fight hard to minimalize the financial impact created by the negligance of one of their drivers or a poorly maintained vehicle. As soon as you contact us, we start our investigation of your case and begin preserving and analyzing critical evidence. As time passes, accident scenes change, eye-witness accounts waver, electronically stored data may be erased and other important evidence might become difficult to obtain.

Our attorneys have a combined legal experience of over 40 years in handling all types of personal injury cases, and a large portion of our work involves commercial vehicle and trucking accidents.

We put not one, but multiple attorneys on your case in order to give it the extra attention it deserves. Not only that, but we're also fewer than 10% of Florida attorneys who are also authorized to practice in federal courts. Let us put our experiences and resources to work for you today, and you can expect to get the results you deserve.

Our attorneys are very experienced and fully prepared to litigate aggressively on your behalf.

There are no costs or fees unless we obtain a settlement for you.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, do not try to handle a claim on your own or risk using an inexperienced lawyer. Not all commercial vehicle and trucking accident attorneys have our commitment to achieving full justice for their clients, nor do they have our trial experience and proven skills.

Personal injury attorneys are everywhere, but when you come to Fernandez Law Group you can count on our team to work extremely hard to provide you with exceptional representation. We take pride in doing what it takes to earn the proper compensation our clients deserve, no matter how hard the fight.

Walking out of courtOur Commercial Vehicle and Trucking Accident Attorneys go the extra mile:

Going the extra mile for our clients is an easy choice as we accept only serious, legitimate cases. Clients can have confidence in our experience and commitment to go far as necessary to make a substantial and meaningful difference in the lives of injured citizens.

Our clients have the right to decide if and when to settle a case or to proceed to trial. We meet with our clients individually to discuss their options and how to proceed in their best interest. Some insurance companies routinely refuse to make a reasonable offer to any lawyer, leaving no other option but to proceed to trial. It is important to have an experienced trial attorney who is able to provide competent representation in court to obtain a favorable verdict. Our firm has more than 40 years of combined legal experience.

Our commercial vehicle and trucking accident attorneys and dedicated support staff will focus on your needs while providing superior, effective, and vigorous representation of your interests. We are paid for our legal services only if we obtain a recovery on your behalf, and we will come to your home or to the hospital for your convenience.

We look forward to hearing from you and would be honored to assist and serve you.

Call us today at 813-489-3222 or submit your info online for a FREE consultation and case evaluation.

Fernandez Law Group will provide a detailed evaluation of your claim. There is no obligation. And there are absolutely no fees at all until we win your case!



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