Skilled Truck Accident Lawyers

You are here because you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident. You need legal guidance from a Pensacola truck accident lawyer with the authority to investigate the accident, build your case, and aggressively negotiate a financial settlement. The Law Office of J.J Talbott is experienced in truck accident cases. Our truck accident lawyers bring all the case elements together, including the truck driver, the trucking company, and their insurance firm to ensure parties who are liable are held responsible under the full extent of the law for the impact of their careless actions.

The number of injuries associated with truck accidents in Florida has skyrocketed 96% since 2010 according to Lawyer Monthly, and this means more Pensacola residents now require the assistance of truck accident attorneys to understand their rights. As a member of the Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association, company founder J.J. Talbott works directly with local clients like you to provide steadfast legal support. From the initial case filing,  to negotiations with the insurance companies to the final delivery of your compensation payment, the entire team at the Law Office of J.J. Talbott is by your side throughout your truck accident case.

As Florida’s leading deep-water port, Pensacola sees a tremendous amount of commercial trucking traffic moving through the city as tractor-trailers travel back and forth along the 110 and I-10, linking Pensacola with the nation’s interstate highway system. With this heavy traffic comes the increased likelihood of serious truck accidents and catastrophic injuries. In Florida and Alabama, truck crashes are responsible for hundreds of deaths and thousands of serious injuries every year. At the Law Office of J.J. Talbott, P.A., our personal injury attorneys know what it takes to recover significant compensation from the truckers, trucking companies, and their insurers when negligence or recklessness in the trucking industry causes serious harm.

Motorists Face Serious Risks from Trucking Accidents

A fully loaded tractor-trailer may weigh 40 tons, and even a semi-truck alone can weigh 15 tons without any cargo. When one of these big rigs strikes a car while traveling at highway speeds, the results can be disastrous for the occupants of the smaller, lighter vehicle, who risk serious personal injury or wrongful death. In addition to the force imparted by a loaded semi, the size and weight of the truck affect the stopping distance, reaction time, and handling of the driver. Also, the size and shape of the truck create blind spots for the trucker on all four sides of the truck for several car lengths and across several lanes of traffic. Smaller vehicles in the vicinity have difficulty seeing around the truck and having a good understanding of traffic and road conditions ahead. For all these reasons and more, care must be taken by truck drivers and motorists to avoid a serious collision.

Dangers Created by Semi-Truck Maintenance Issues

Semi-trucks must be regularly inspected and maintained between each trip and even mid-trip to make sure they can be driven safely.

Trucking accidents are often attributed to truck failures such as:

  • Shifting and unbalanced loads
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Out-of-adjustment brakes
  • Bad or missing brake components
  • Worn or defective tires

Truckers and trucking companies have a duty to keep these trucks maintained and in a safe condition.

Dangers Created by Driver Issues

The majority of truck accidents are attributed to driver error. Truckers are paid by the miles they drive and are rewarded based on how quickly they can deliver their goods to their destination. Despite federal regulations that limit how long truckers may be behind the wheel, many drivers ignore the regulations and drive beyond what is safe. Truck accidents are often caused by factors such as:

  • Trucker fatigue
  • Aggressive driving
  • Speeding
  • Falling asleep at the wheel
  • Mishandling by inexperienced drivers

Experienced Pensacola Injury Attorneys for Florida and Alabama Trucking Accidents

At the Law Office of J.J. Talbott, P.A., we understand how to properly investigate a trucking accident, such as by reviewing the driver’s log and vehicle inspection and maintenance logs to determine whether the driver and trucking company were in compliance with federal safety regulations. We also know that these logs are sometimes falsified and look for ways to hold truckers and trucking companies accountable for their negligence or misconduct. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a truck accident in southern Alabama or along the Florida panhandle, contact our office for a free case review and assistance in getting the maximum amount of compensation available.