Florida Truck Accident Lawyer

If you or someone close to you has been injured in a truck accident, it's important to contact an experienced truck accident lawyer for help with your legal claim. Doing so will ensure you receive the most from any possible lawsuit or settlement. Contact us today for a FREE consultation.

What Are The Advantages of Hiring a Florida Truck Accident Lawyer?

Hinkle Law knows how to win the most money possible for our clients after truck accidents. Experienced lawyers can help you navigate truck accident cases and maximize your compensation. These cases are more intricate than typical vehicle-to-vehicle crashes. An experienced truck crash attorney will:

  • locate witnesses to interview
  • identify liable parties
  • gather evidence
  • and deal with the insurance company to ensure a successful outcome.

How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

Florida Truck Accident Lawyer

Like most truck accident attorneys, we work on a contingency for personal injury claims. A contingency means we do not charge you anything unless we win a settlement in or out of court. This fee structure ensures we work hard for your case and that you don't have even more out-of-pocket expenses during a stressful time. We also offer contingency fee schedules for other practice areas, such as:

What is The Deadline For Filing a Truck Accident Lawsuit?

Most states have a 2-year statute of limitations. While this might seem like a long time, gathering the evidence needed to file a claim can often take longer than that. Don't waste time, and contact Hinkle Law today.

Duties of a Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck accident cases are legally complex, and truck crash lawyers usually have many duties to execute for their clients. Some of the critical duties executed by this lawyer include:

Establishing Responsibility in a Truck Accident Lawsuit

More than one person may be held liable for your injuries and damages. Potential defendants in a truck accident case may include, but are not limited to the:

Truck Driver

In cases where the driver was distracted, under the influence, or made an error- we can hold the driver accountable.

Trucking Company

When the trucking company had unrealistic deadlines forcing the driver to skip breaks or if the driver was not properly trained, Hinkle Law can hold the trucking company accountable for damages after an accident.

Truck Manufacturer

A truck's breaks often won't work, or there will be a defective part of the engine that caused the accident. In cases like these, we will pursue compensation from the truck manufacturer.

Company That Loaded The Cargo

Truck drivers rarely load their trucks; the company with the products the truck carries will do the loading. We can hold the shipping company accountable if they load the truck in a dangerous way that causes an accident.

Government Entities

The local or state government responsible for maintaining safe roads can be held liable if we can prove their malpractice caused the accident.

Gathering Enough Evidence for Each Claim

Investigations on truck accident cases begin as soon as the victim approaches a truck crash lawyer. Some of the investigations include:

  • Visiting the accident scene to collect first-hand details about the accident
  • Evaluating the extent of damage to the vehicle
  • Reviewing camera footage
  • Hiring a crime scene photographer
  • Going through the client's medical expenses and reports

Based on the details collected from the investigation and the client's total damages, the attorney can build a case against the driver at fault.

Let Us Guide You Through the Difficult Road Ahead

Filing a truck accident claim may appear straightforward, but it can be complicated and take a while to complete. Hinkle Law has won substantial sums for victims of careless truck drivers, and we are here to make sure you understand every aspect of your case. Our exceptional commitment to our clients and our caring representation are why we stand out. Contact us today.

Recoverable Damages after a Truck Accident

You should also ensure you make considerations on the recoverable damages while looking for a truck accident attorney. No all truck accidents are the same, and the lawyer must legally do everything possible to ensure they find fault in the other driver. Other factors include the nature of the injuries, the facts surrounding the case, and the applicable insurance policy limits.

Examples of recoverable damages after a truck accident include:

  • Future loss of income
  • The current loss of income
  • Property damage
  • Emotional distress such as PTSD
  • Pain and suffering
  • Diminished life quality
  • Costs of burial and funerals due to the accident

When filing a personal injury claim, you may be eligible for both economic and non-economic compensation. Non-economic damages involve:

  • psychological distress
  • lacking pleasure in life
  • and being without support

Economic losses may comprise of:

  • property destruction
  • lost income
  • and health care expenses.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:

Distracted Driver

A semi-truck accident often happens as a result of a careless truck driver. Extended trips on the highway can bring about tiredness and potential hazards. When driving an 18-wheeler, focusing is just as essential as any other car.


Due to their size and stopping power, commercial trucks are subject to speed restrictions that are stricter than those for smaller cars. If any truck goes above their state's speed limits, it can cause deadly accidents.

Driving Under the Influence

Even in ideal circumstances, operating a commercial truck is risky. When alcohol or drugs are involved, the risk of catastrophe is high. Truckers must abide by stringent government rules concerning drinking and driving. The legal limit of blood alcohol concentration for regular drivers is 0.08%, whereas commercial drivers must adhere to a lower amount of 0.04%.

Contact Hinkle Law Today

If you've been involved in a truck accident, don't hesitate to reach out to our team of experienced truck accident lawyers. We provide personalized legal services tailored to your case. Call (850) 205-2055

Let Us Help You.

To us, the most important thing is when your case is resolved you are happy with the results. To schedule your free initial consultation, please call us  or send us an email. All cases are taken on contingency so you pay nothing unless you are compensated.

Contact Hinkle Law

Florida personal injury attorney serving communities throughout Florida including: Tallahassee, Pensacola, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Orlando, Tampa, Lakeland, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Leon County.

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