Pensacola Truck Accident Injury Lawyer
Today, large trucks are everywhere, on our roads, on the interstate, in our neighborhoods and trucking accidents are very dangerous to anyone involved. Florida is very fortunate to be the conduit for the trucking industry and Pensacola and the Florida Panhandle serves as one of the most important truck routes taken in the state and in the nation. Because of this, automobile drivers in Florida, and especially the Panhandle, are more at risk of being in a trucking accident than people in other areas of the country. Trucking accidents are more common than most people realize and Artie Shimek is a Pensacola personal injury attorney who has represented many victims of trucking accidents. Trucking accidents tend to cause very serious injuries, which makes the insurance claim process much more difficult. In order to get the compensation you deserve it is necessary to hire an experienced trucking accident attorney. Artie Shimek is an experienced trucking accident lawyer and has spent his entire career fighting insurance companies on behalf of accident injured victims. Additionally, most truck accidents involve more than one responsible party. Many truckers are independent but some are employees of a company or corporation, which are headquartered out of state. Insurance filings and compensation for injuries can be that much more complicated.
Last year in the State of Florida, there were hundreds of trucking accidents. While this may not seem like a high number, imagine the damage that can occur to you, your passengers and your car if a negligent truck driver hits you. A disturbing percentage of these accidents led to fatalities, and a significant number resulted in serious injuries. Of all traffic related fatalities nationwide, 12% are caused by trucking accidents, and 98% of the time it is someone in the vehicle, not the truck driver, who dies as a result. It would be considered a wrongful death case if the truck driver was at fault for an accident that resulted in the death of someone else. We understand what a devastating loss this is to the family members of the victim, and we have vast experienced in handling wrongful death cases and accidents involving trucks. Check out our wrongful death page for more information. There is not much you can do to avoid an accident if a negligent truck driver hits you. The insurance companies that represent the truck driver will fight as hard as they can to lower the value or deny your claim altogether. Artie Shimek and his legal team understand how insurance companies work and we have been very successful in demanding the maximum recovery for our clients.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE LEADING FACTORS INVOLVED IN FLORIDA TRUCKING ACCIDENTS?
Flatbed and enclosed box trucks are involved in the majority of trucking accidents in Florida. There are a lot more of these types of trucks on the road hauling goods and freight on Florida roads. Logging trucks and dump trucks are other types of trucks that have been involved in serious accidents. Weather and road conditions contribute to the climate for accidents and Florida has a tremendous amount of rain and stormy weather during certain times of the year. It is the truck driver’s responsibility to drive safely, considering weather conditions and traffic. Because of the weight of the trucks and the speed at which these trucks travel many dangerous conditions exist and unfortunately accidents do happen. If you have been involved in a truck accident that resulted in an injury, seek legal advice before answering any questions from the insurance company.
TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER IN PENSACOLA FL
Artie Shimek and his legal staff understand that figuring out what to do after you have been in a truck accident can be very confusing, and are here to help you through the process. We are an aggressive truck accident law firm in Pensacola, FL with years of experience in successfully representing people who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence. We have won millions of dollars for our past clients and we will do whatever we can to help you recover the maximum possible compensation. If you have been injured in a traffic accident and someone else was to blame, call us at (850) 434 7995 for a free case evaluation. In fact, if we handle your case, you pay absolutely no legal fees and costs unless we win.