Truck Accident Lawyer Lakeland & Sebring

You need a skilled truck accident attorney on your side

With offices located in Lakeland and Sebring, the Sessums Law Group, P.A. provides aggressive representation and compassionate understanding for those injured in trucking accidents anywhere in Florida. If you or a loved one has been in one of these accidents, questions may be flying through your mind at breakneck speed. Not only do you have to cope with a death or serious injury, you must also deal with the financial burden related to the accident. We help you manage the myriad legal questions and guide you through the process of seeking monetary compensation.

A trucking accident may be caused by a defective part or a negligent driver or trucking company. Trucking accidents usually cause catastrophic injuries or death due to the size and speed of the truck upon impact. Either of these consequences could make you deal with the financial burden related to the accident. A trucking accident lawyer at Sessums Law Group will provide the tools, resources and contacts within the industry to find answers to these and other critical issues you will face after an accident. Our professional team will help you to manage all of your legal questions and guide you through the process of seeking monetary compensation to recover damages for your hospital/medical bills and other losses.

What should I do after an accident with a truck?

Whenever you are involved in an auto accident there are a number of important things you should do beyond seeking medical treatment. When the accident involves a commercial vehicle of any kind, including an 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer, other semi, construction or delivery truck, be sure to take these steps after the accident:

  • Seek medical care as soon as possible. Even if you do not think you have been injured, it is important that you see a doctor to ensure there are no latent injuries such as a serious brain or spinal injury.
  • Report the accident to your insurance company, but do not discuss the accident with anyone who represents the other driver.
  • Do not sign any documents without legal representation.
  • Do not allow the insurance company to dispose of your vehicle.
  • Take photos of all vehicles involved, the roadway and your visible injuries.

What are common causes of negligent trucking accidents?

The ultimate question in car wreck cases, including truck accidents, is who or what caused the accident. A number of common mistakes contribute to the number of fatal trucking accidents every year, such as:

  • Driving without proper qualifications and required training
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Driving for too many hours with too little sleep
  • Improperly secured loads
  • Carrying excessive cargo above the maximum allowable weight
  • Inadequate maintenance

Determining the actual cause of the accident is more complicated in trucking accidents than in simple auto accidents. There may be many parties involved, from the driver and owner of the truck, to the company responsible for the load, to another company responsible for vehicle maintenance. This is where our experience managing trucking accident cases benefits you. We have the tools, resources and contacts within the industry to find answers to these and other critical questions. We also use this knowledge to build a solid case for your monetary recovery.

Call the truck accident attorneys at Sessums Law Group serving Sebring and Lakeland, FL today

Sessums Law Group, P.A. represents trucking accident clients on a contingency basis, meaning the fee and all costs are due only if we win your case. We also offer free initial consultations to personal injury clients at any of our locations in Polk, Highlands and Hillsborough counties for your convenience. Call our Lakeland office at 877-826-5630, our Sebring office at 863-658-4796 or contact us online to discuss how the attorneys at Sessums Law Group, P.A. can help you.