Truck Accident Lawyers in Port Orange, FL
Like much of our region, Port Orange, FL, has high-volume traffic on its roads.
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 receive compensation to move your life forward.
Why Hire a Lawyer After a Truck Crash?
Truck crashes may leave victims with personal injuries that can prevent them from working at a time when medical bills may be swelling quickly. Yet insurance companies hope you'll settle for less than you deserve. Our truck accident lawyers will 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 help hold the truck driver and trucking company accountable for their negligence.
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.
In 2021, Volusia County had 10,496 crashes, resulting in 7,416 injuries and 146 deaths according to the state of Florida. That's up from 9,141 crashes for Volusia County in 2020 and 10,133 in 2019. Major highways US-1 and I-95 flank Port Orange, bringing commercial trucks through the area and contributing to devastating car accidents.
We'll Review Your Personal Injury Case For Free Contact Us Today
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 in a free 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 can help us build a stronger truck accident case.
Our Daytona Beach and Palm Coast, FL, offices are convenient to Port Orange. Call or contact us now to get in touch with our personal injury lawyers.
Port Orange, FL, Trusts Chanfrau & Chanfrau If They've Been in a Truck Accident
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. Without the proper attention, brake defects, bad tires, and other broken truck parts can be major factors in causing a truck accident.
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 road dangers for other drivers.