Do You Need A Truck Accident Attorney?

Do You Need A Truck Accident Attorney?

Truck accidents happen far too often on Florida roadways. Florida is becoming more densely populated each day which means the need for more supplies. Hence, the increase of more trucks and therefore, the likelihood for more accidents. However, after an incident occurs, do you need a truck accident attorney? The short answer, Yes.

Trucks are typically owned by large companies. With significant resources, they, or their insurance companies, are willing to fight claims in order to pay the least amount possible. While some of these trucks are insured with insurance companies, for some of these trucks, the insurance companies do not step in until a certain dollar amount is exhausted. For example, the company that owns or operated the truck may be personally on the hook for the first $1,000,000.00 and then the insurance company steps in. This is just for example purposes, the amount can vary. When they must put their own money out, they are usually willing to fight harder to pay you less.

On the other hand, the truck may be insured by the insurance company from the first $1. The insurance companies are typically not much different in regard to fighting claims. Many of these insurance companies are for-profit meaning they have owners and shareholders to save money for. A qualified and experienced trucking accident attorney can give you the benefit of their experience so you receive the compensation that you should be entitled to.

Different Types Of Trucks

There are a variety of different types of trucks on the roadways. Trucks come in a variety of sizes and are often hauling something which adds to their weight and can make them more difficult to maneuver. Typically, because these trucks are much larger than the average vehicle, more significant damages can occur when an accident happens. These different trucks can include but are not limited to:

  • Semi-Trucks
  • Big Rigs
  • Commercial Trucks
  • Tow Trucks
  • Box Trucks
  • Dump Trucks
  • Cement Trucks
  • Garbage Trucks
  • Car-Haulers
  • Tractor-Trailer

Do I Have To File A Lawsuit In My Truck Accident Case?

The first stage in any truck accident claim is known a pre-suit or pre-lawsuit. In this stage, no lawsuit has been filed. You, or your attorney on behalf of you, has given the at-fault a good faith opportunity to evaluate your accident claim and to compensate you correctly. Should they not compensate you correctly, that is when you may discuss with your attorney the next steps which could include filing a lawsuit. Now of course, anyone can file a lawsuit. However, the chance of getting a more adequate recovery is better with an experienced truck accident attorney. Moreover, just because you file a lawsuit does not mean your case is going to trial. There are many different stages where a claim can resolve which your truck accident attorney can review with you.

What Are Common Types Of Truck Accidents?

Sadly, there are a variety of ways in which a truck accident can happen. When navigating the roads, it is best to maintain a safe distance from trucks. I always say, make sure you drive defensively and expect the unexpected. As I mentioned above, these vehicles are much larger than average cars and therefore, must be treated differently. Some common types of truck accident include but are not limited to:

  • Truck Rollover Accidents
  • Jackknife Accidents
  • Wide Turn Accidents
  • T-Bone Accidents
  • Rear End Accidents
  • Blind Spot Accidents
  • Tire Blowout Accidents
  • Head-On Collisions
  • Maintenance Issue Accidents
  • Truck Driver DUI Accidents

What Are Common Truck Accident Injuries?

Due to their size, truck accidents typically result in a larger impact. With a larger impact can come more significant injuries. Should you be involved in a truck accident, it is important that you get checked out by a qualified medical provider. It is important that your injuries are properly documented and that you get the care you need. Some common truck accident injuries include but are not limited to:

  • Neck Injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Severe Burns
  • Broken Bones
  • Muscle Tears
  • Head Injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Bruises
  • Paralysis
  • Death


You need someone that is going to stand up for you when it comes to your truck accident claim. I understand that the process after getting into a truck accident can be difficult and stressful. You likely have questions and few answers as to the next steps to take. Allow me to be there for you from the beginning. I offer a FREE no-obligation consultation where we can discuss your claim. I will review your accident claim with you personally at one of the office locations in TampaZephyrhillsSaint PetersburgBrandonClearwater, Plant City or Sun City Center. Cannot make it to me? I will come to wherever is convenient to you at NO charge. You deserve to be compensated and I want to get justice for you!

Contact Truck Accident Attorney Kevin L. Sullivan II TODAY at (813) 598-4868 for a FREE no-obligation consultation. I look forward to assisting you with your claim!

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