COMMERCIAL TRUCK ACCIDENTS
Representing Injured People in Tampa and Throughout Florida
These days, the road is full of commercial trucks including construction vehicles, semi trucks, delivery trucks and tow trucks. And unfortunately, these large vehicles can cause devastating accidents that leave innocent victims with serious injuries that require expensive medical treatment. Victims may also suffer from lost wages if they are unable to work due to their injuries. At the Capaz Law Firm, we represent clients who have been injured in commercial trucks accidents and will fight to hold the at-fault party accountable. You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s negligence.
Causes of Commercial Truck Accident
Though there are many causes for commercial truck accidents, most stem from the same central reason: commercial vehicle drivers are often tired, stressed and in a hurry to meet deadlines. This can lead to speeding, reckless driving and slowed reaction times. Commercial truck drivers may also neglect to follow safety regulations regarding the number of hours they work, the way they load cargo, or the frequency at which they inspect things like brakes, tires and lights. Other common accident causes include drug and alcohol abuse, faulty equipment, or equipment malfunction—which could be the fault of the vehicle manufacturer. With so many factors to consider, it’s important to have an experienced and knowledgeable accident attorney by your side after an accident.
An Experienced Commercial Truck Accident Attorney Can Fight For You
Tampa personal injury lawyer Dereck Capaz has extensive knowledge and experience handling commercial truck accidents. Following his time as a prosecutor at the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office, he worked for a well-respected civil defense firm in Tampa and focused most of his practice on vehicle accidents and serious bodily injury cases. Mr. Capaz was one of the attorneys hired by large trucking companies and was on the "first response team" that was often called out to accident scenes involving death or catastrophic injuries. He understands these types of accidents and will fight aggressively to hold the negligent party accountable.
It’s important to note that the commercial truck driver may not be the only party held accountable for your accident; the driver’s employer and the vehicle manufacturer could also be held accountable depending on the circumstances of the accident. In fact, commercial vehicle companies often keep defense attorneys and accident reconstruction experts on retainer because they know that they can be held accountable for an accident. Therefore, they are prepared to investigate your accident immediately, often before you have a chance to seek medical treatment and well before you have had time to contact a lawyer for yourself. It is the defense attorney’s job to minimize the compensation paid to accident victims like you. That’s why it’s so important to contact a personal injury attorney soon after your accident. Your attorney will represent your best interests by fighting to get you the fair compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
Contact a Commercial Truck Accident Attorney in Tampa
If you or a loved one has been involved in a commercial truck accident, contact the Capaz Law Firm now. The Capaz Law Firm is dedicated to defending the rights of victims who have been injured in commercial vehicle accidents and will fight to get you the justice you deserve. Call (813) 280-5555 for your free consultation.