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Truck Accident Lawyer in Clearwater, FL

Proven Representation from a Clearwater Personal Injury Lawyer

Massive machines that can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, commercial trucks pose serious and constant dangers to drivers, pedestrians, motorcyclists and others on the Florida roadways. Given the threats semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicle pose, local and federal agencies make extensive efforts to reduce the number of truck accidents and ensure public safety. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), for example, is a subsidiary of the U.S. Department of Transportation exclusively focused on regulating the commercial passenger and freight carrier industry.

Extremely knowledgeable of the hundreds of laws enforced by the FMCSA and other state and federal legislation and experienced in handling and litigating truck accident claims, our Clearwater personal injury attorney is prepared to act as a bold advocate on your behalf and as a formidable legal opponent against the truck driver and / or company responsible for your damages.

We Understand Our Opponents from the Inside Out

Injured truck accident victims throughout Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and the surrounding communities can rest assured that our legal team has proven our abilities to handle even the most complex and contentious truck accident cases. With a former trucking company lawyer and former insurance defense attorney on our side, we are uniquely equipped with an unrivaled level of insight and experience in trucking accident matters. Now that our attorneys have committed their professional careers to protecting the rights of injured victims, we find that our legal backgrounds often prove indispensable in our ability to secure maximum compensation on their behalf.

As equally important as the insight we bring into truck accident cases is the experience we have in handling them. As trucking companies and insurance corporations frequently contest these claims to preserve their financial assets, our ability to quickly cite FMCSA regulations and thoroughly investigate unique evidence pertaining to the trucking industry allows us to craft effective cases for our clients. For example, drivers or companies that fail to meet any of the following commonly-violated regulations can be held liable:

  • Hours-of-service regulations to prevent the dangers associated with tired drivers
  • Weight and load restrictions
  • Driver training and drug / alcohol testing
  • Regular vehicle maintenance and upkeep

We aggressively begin any trucking accident case by obtaining all the "black box" data (the electronic data recorder), Qualcomm system communications, driving logs, maintenance logs, drug and alcohol tests (mandatory after every accident), employment records, company files and logs, in-cab video, radar and collision warning event data, and driving histories, among other forms of evidence. By meticulously investigating these and other sources of evidence, our legal team can work toward establishing the liability of trucking companies to compensate you and your loved ones for the emotional, physical, and / or financial damages you endured.

Did You Know? Trucking companies often have their lawyers go to the accident scene immediately to begin planning their defenses and to preserve their assets and keep their insurance premiums low. Make sure your legal team can move quickly for you to secure evidence such as skid mark measurements and broken light filaments before it disappears forever!

Need a Personal Injury Attorney for a Truck Accident Case in Clearwater?

At Cope, Zebro & Crawford, P.L., we know trucking and insurance company procedures from the inside out. This allows our legal team to immediately obtain data many lawyers do not even know exists. Compounded with our experience from actually trying to verdict multiple trucking cases, the unique and focused trucking accidents skills we bring to our clients' cases have been proven to be a recipe for success.

If you or your loved one has been injured in a truck accident, allow a member of our legal team to provide you with an in-depth and personalized free case evaluation so that you can learn more about your rights as a victim and the ways in which we can help. Time is an important factor in your ability to maximize recovery and we encourage you to contact Cope, Zebro & Crawford at our Clearwater office as soon as possible.