Ocala Truck Driver Error Lawyer
If you’ve been involved in a truck accident caused by driver error, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. Driver error is a leading cause of truck accidents. According to a large truck study performed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, driver error was responsible for 87% of all accidents studied.
This means that if you or a loved one has been in involved in a truck accident, driver error was very likely a factor resulting in your injuries. You are entitled to seek compensation from the parties who were responsible for your accident, and the Ocala truck accidents lawyers at Glover Law Firm are here to help you get the support you need.
Large commercial trucks are responsible for the most serious crashes on the road due to their massive weight and size. Commercial trucks drivers are paid to operate their rigs with the utmost caution, but even the smallest errors can have profound consequences. If you were injured in an accident with a large truck, you have the right to pursue legal action to recover medical expenses, damages, and more. Contact an Ocala truck driver error lawyer at Glover Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Truck accidents are complex incidents that often involve multiple parties, severe injuries, and long recovery times. You will need to have in-depth evidence about the crash, information about the driver, and access to the trucking company’s policies and procedures in order to bring a successful claim. It can be a full-time job to compile all of the evidence you need to make a successful claim, which is all the more difficult when you need to focus on your recovery.
Multiple parties involved in a trucking accident also contribute to complications in your claim because it can make the proportions of responsibility unclear. An experienced Ocala truck accident attorney knows the underlying details and what to expect in a driver error case and will use their knowledge to improve your chances of recovering compensation. If you have been involved in a truck accident, a knowledgeable attorney can help you navigate all of the details needed for a successful legal action.
An experienced attorney also knows how to negotiate with insurance companies, who want to make the cheapest settlements possible with victims. If you were injured in a truck accident caused by driver error, do not talk with the insurance companies – or anyone else – about your accident until you have spoken to an attorney.
Why Choose Glover Law Firm?
The Ocala truck accident lawyers from Glover Law Firm are experienced, professional, and aggressive. We have a proven track record in the representation of clients who were injured in trucking accidents. Our team of attorneys is known across Florida as premier personal injury lawyers. We are recognized both by Super Lawyer and Martindale-Hubbell for our excellent success rate. When you choose Glover Law Firm to represent your truck accident claim, you will receive compassionate, one-on-one attention. Glover Law Firm was founded by Gordon Glover, a Florida native who is passionate about our community and here to serve you and your family members. Our compassionate attorneys are available to handle all aspects of your claim, including answering your questions and providing you with legal advice. Our experienced legal team has dedicated their careers to seeking full and fair compensation for our clients, and we will fight aggressively for you.
What Kinds of Driver Errors Cause Trucking Accidents?
Since driver errors are the leading cause of trucking accidents, any trucking accident should be examined closely for driver error, even if it may not be the most obvious factor. Driver errors can include everything from distracted driving to driver fatigue, but the most common driver mistakes contributing to accidents are:
- Failure to adjust speed for weather conditions
- Careless lane changes
- Failure to yield
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Failing to check the no-zone
Driver errors are involved in nearly every trucking accident, and our job at Glover Law Firm is to prove how a driver error led to your injuries. There are four main components of negligence: duty of care, violation of duty of care, causation, and damages. We can gather the necessary evidence to prove all four of these components and win you compensation for your injuries and expenses.
How Trucking Companies Can be Responsible for Driver Error
The term “driver error” can be misleading in a truck accident, because even if a driver may have been at-fault, the trucking company may be liable as well. Driver errors generally begin with trucking companies, who are responsible for the hiring practices and background checks on new-hire drivers. The trucking company also ultimately establishes the overall policies that drivers should follow. Trucking companies who need to quickly hire new drivers may skip the background check process, skimp on training, or create a culture of drivers who know they can falsify logbooks and/or drive extra hours. Trucking companies may perform only the bare minimum needed for road tests, and many companies do not provide any additional training to new hires who may be in need of a refresher.
Cutting corners in company practices contribute to more dangerous drivers being behind the wheels of the largest vehicles on the road. As a result, many unqualified drivers, or drivers with poor driving records, drive trucks and cause accidents. By putting bad drivers on the road and setting poor company precedents, trucking companies contribute to driver errors that cause accidents. Glover Law Firm will investigate all potentially responsible parties to achieve total justice in your claim so that you can be compensated for your medical bills, time off work, and other damages. If a trucking company can be found responsible for your injuries, you will likely receive far more in compensation, because truck companies have massive insurance policies, unlike individual drivers.
Call Glover Law Firm Today
If you or a family member were injured in a trucking accident and you suspect that driver error was to blame, please contact an Ocala truck accident lawyer from Glover Law Firm today. Email us or call us at (352) 484-0775 for a free consultation and case evaluation.