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Causes of Trucking Accidents

Semi-Trucks on HighwayAccidents involving semi-trucks, 18 wheelers and other large commercial trucks are often the most catastrophic types of accidents that individuals endure. If the accident victims survive, their injuries are almost always life-changing and will have a serious financial impact on their family in years to come. In order to recover the maximum compensation that is necessary for current and future needs, it is necessary to determine the cause of the truck accident and all potential liable persons.

Orlando attorney James O. Cunningham helps truck accident victims and their families find the answers they are searching for. Our law firm uses top experts and investigators to uncover all potential causes of the truck accident. We use our experience and dedication to hold negligent people and companies accountable. Contact our Orlando law firm for experienced representation in Central Florida.

Investigating the Causes of Truck Accidents

Arm FractureIn many cases, there is not just one single factor which caused the accident. Rather, there may have been many contributing factors or instances of negligence. Our commitment to recovering full compensation drives our firm to pursue all possible causes, such as truck driver negligence, negligence on behalf of the trucking company or other forms of negligence. We investigate factors, such as:

  • Driver logs: Was the driver being compelled to speed or drive excessively long hours causing driver fatigue?
  • Chemical testing: Was the truck driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs, such as stay-awake drugs?
  • Vehicle maintenance: Was the truck properly maintained? Were maintenance logs properly filled out?
  • Vehicle parts: Did the truck manufacturer or distributor supply the truck with defective parts, such as defective tires, causing a tire blowout?
  • Road conditions: Was the road properly maintained? Were there excessively dangerous conditions which may imply a defective road design?
  • Hiring procedures: Did the truck company make a habit of hiring drivers with a criminal record or history of drug/alcohol abuse?
  • Training procedures: Did insufficient training cause the truck to be loaded improperly which ultimately led to a semi rollover accident?

Recover the Compensation You Need and Deserve

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck wreck in Florida, you can count on our personal injury lawyer to locate all negligent parties and hold them accountable for their actions.

Contact us at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) to discuss your personal injury or wrongful death claim with an experienced and compassionate truck accident attorney.

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Florida Personal Injury Office Locations

Main Office

Orlando Personal Injury Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr.
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
Toll Free: 877-FL-INJURY
                 (877-354-6587)
Fax: 407-843-8274

Seminole County

Lake Mary Office:
1001 Heathrow Park Lane
Suite 4001
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County

Kissimmee Office:
17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County

Daytona Beach Office:
1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

DeBary Office:
465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Deland Office:
Downtown Executive Center
120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County

Inverness Office:
110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County

Lakeland Office:
1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Winter Haven Office:
325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County

Tampa Office:
100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties

The Villages Office:
3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County

Mt. Dora Office:
602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Clermont Office:
900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County

Titusville Office:
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Cocoa Office:
96 Willard Street
Suite 206,
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373