Truck Accident Lawyers in Port Orange, FL
Like most of our region, Port Orange, FL, has high-volume traffic. Much of that traffic comes from trucks and other commercial vehicles.
An accident involving a commercial truck or large truck near Port Orange can leave you with personal injuries and high medical bills.
The truck accident attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau can help you file a truck accident claim and receive compensation to move forward.
Why You Need to Hire a Lawyer After a Truck Crash
Crashes involving trucks and other commercial vehicles often leave victims with personal injuries that can prevent them from working at a time when medical bills may be piling up. In almost every circumstance, the insurance company will want you to settle for less than you deserve.
Our truck accident lawyers can help you seek the compensation you need for medical bills, loss of income, and other needs to help you get your life back on track. Our law firm can hold the truck driver and trucking company accountable for their negligence.
The lawyers at Chanfrau & Chanfrau offer free consultations to truck accident victims. Secure strong legal representation and protect your best interests by booking one today. Call:
Our lawyers were able to secure a $750,000 settlement (our client's policy limit) for a truck accident in nearby Flagler County. Our client faced multiple surgeries to repair a fractured and dislocated jaw and spinal injuries.
The Risks on
Port Orange's Roads
Volusia County, FL, draws people from all around for its beaches, speed car races, motorcycle events, and spring break vacations. However, the influx of vehicles and visitors into Port Orange and nearby cities comes at a toll.
According to data compiled by the state of Florida, in 2021, Volusia County had 9,646 crashes, resulting in 6,856 injuries and 126 deaths. Major highways US-1 and I-95 flank Port Orange, bringing commercial trucks through the area and contributing to devastating car accidents.
Contact Us Today We'll Review Your Personal Injury Case For Free
If you were injured in a truck accident or a crash caused the wrongful death of a loved one, our truck accident attorneys are here for you. Our injury lawyers can review your case for free during a consultation.
It's important to contact our law firm as soon as you can after a truck crash. Collecting evidence at the scene of the crash and interviewing eyewitnesses with fresh memories will help us build a stronger truck accident case.
Clients Trust Chanfrau & Chanfrau
Signing with Chanfrau & Chanfrau was the best decision I made. In getting into a car accident your not in the best headspace, fortunately I found this firm. Their entire team is very professional and go above and beyond in doing what's best for you. Huge shout out to Kim, she has taken the time to listen to all the medical concerns and I can tell that she truly cares.. If you want a great experience and an amazing outcome this firm is where you need to go!!View on Google
Extraordinary is the best descriptor of the services I received from Chanfrau & Chanfrau! Bill Jr. and his entire team of professionals and staff not only handled my cases (2 MVA) but made it their task to be sure I was well and cared for by knowledgeable professionals outside the firm. Bill, Laura, Ashley and all involved earn my gratitude and praise! I strongly encourage anyone in need of legal services to contact them.View on Google
Evidence and Medical Reports Are Critical For Your Truck Accident Case
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck Driver Fatigue
Drivers who spend too much time behind the wheel without adequate rest can experience fatigue. Driving while fatigued is dangerous, as the driver will have impaired reflexes and slower decision-making skills. We can check a driver's log and see if they are meeting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's hours of service regulations.
Demanding schedules and poor route planning can lead truck drivers to speed. This can cause an accident with larger trucks, as they're harder to maneuver and take longer to slow down. If the truck driver was speeding, our personal injury attorneys can reconstruct the accident to prove fault.
Drivers and their employers must keep their trucks in good working order and have them regularly checked and serviced. Negligence in the form of improper attention, brake defects, bad tires, and other broken truck parts can be major factors in causing a truck accident that results in personal injury or wrongful death.
Weather and Road Conditions
Rain, fog, debris, and poorly-maintained roads can make truck driving difficult. The weather and road conditions can set the conditions for a truck accident. We work with investigators who can recreate the accident, highlighting the weather or road conditions. This knowledge can be used to help determine fault.
All commercial truck drivers must pass tests that demonstrate their qualifications to drive such a large vehicle. Every driver must have a valid health certificate issued by a doctor. A history of fainting or seizures is disqualifying. Drivers are also not allowed to use medication that causes drowsiness while behind the wheel. Our truck accident lawyers can see if the driver has the proper certifications to be a truck driver and if they have anything in their medical history that should have kept them off of the road.
Overloaded or Unsecured Cargo
To prevent tire blowouts and cargo from tipping over, trucks must meet weight limits. It is also the duty of the driver and the trucking company to make sure the cargo is fastened securely. The cargo must have secure weight distribution and be properly packed. Unsecured or overloaded cargo is more likely to roll over, especially if the driver has to make a sharp turn or unexpected stop. Transported goods can also fall out of the truck, creating dangers for other drivers.
Praise for Our Attorneys In Daytona Beach and Palm Coast, FL
Kelly Chanfrau will forever change your perspective of what a lawyer is. Kelly Chanfrau made me feel like part of the family. She handled my case with the most professionalism, compassion, sincerity, but most of all her fight for justice!! She always made me feel as though I was her only client that she had at the time. She always kept me well informed and explained in details the technical, legal aspects of my case We cannot forget her team of rockstars who always kept me informed consistently and was always there to take my phone calls no matter when I called. Shout out to Melanie and Diana thank you all so much for everything.View on Google
I chose Chanfrau and Chanfrau because of the reviews I read about the company. . After my initial visit I immediately knew I chose the right attorney's to represent me. I am so glad that I chose Chanfrau and Chanfrau as they were honest, caring and informed me about procedure and how the law works. What I liked most was that they kept me informed every step of the way. I knew exactly what was going on and was involved in my case. I made informed decisions with the help of Greg Olsen and Lori MacNamara. I was never left in the dark. I would recommend Chanfrau and Chanfrau for your personal injury needsView on Google