Trucking Accident Lawyer in Tampa, Florida: Espat Law, P.A.

When you require a skilled and dedicated trucking accident lawyer in Florida, turn to Espat Law. Our experienced team is here to provide direct legal support and expertise in cases involving big rigs and semis.

Trucking accidents involving big rigs, semis, and tractor-trailers can be devastating, leaving victims with serious injuries, extensive medical bills, and emotional trauma. Unfortunately, these accidents are all too common in Florida due to the state’s bustling transportation network. In such challenging times, it is important to have the experienced legal team of Espat Law by your side to help you navigate the complex legal process and recover the full amount of your damages.

Understanding Trucking Accidents:

Trucking accidents occur when commercial vehicles like tractor-trailers, big rigs, and semis collide. These accidents are distinct from typical car accidents due to their size and weight, which can result in catastrophic consequences. Common causes of trucking accidents include:

  • Driver Fatigue: Truck drivers often work long hours, leading to fatigue, impaired judgment, and slower reaction times.
  • Distracted Driving: Just like in regular automobiles, distracted driving can significantly increase the risk of accidents in large trucks.
  • Mechanical Failures: Poorly maintained or defective parts in big rigs can lead to accidents, putting drivers and other road users in danger.
  • Overloaded or Improperly Loaded Trucks: Trucks carrying excessive cargo or loaded unevenly can become unstable and more likely to cause accidents.

Why Espat Law P.A.?

Espat Law is a trusted and experienced legal firm in Florida with a strong track record in handling trucking accident cases. Here are some reasons to choose Espat Law as your legal advocate:

  • Experience: Our team specializes in personal injury cases, including trucking accidents, and understands the nuances of Florida’s laws and regulations, as well as federal laws and regulations which may also apply.
  • Investigation: We investigate every aspect of your accident, gathering evidence and working with experts to build a strong case on your behalf. Evidence such as ‘Black box’ and GPS data is crucial to proving responsibility, just as physical evidence involving the road, the vehicles involved, photographs/video and FDOT logs required to be kept by truck drivers and the trucking company. We work with experts in accident reconstruction and biomechanics, to help us prove negligence and causation of your injuries.
  • Negotiation and Litigation: If your case cannot be resolved short of litigation, Espat Law will file a lawsuit and handle all litigation aspects of your case, including trial, and if necessary, an appeal.
  • Compassion: We understand the physical and emotional impact a trucking accident can have on you and your loved ones. We provide compassionate, responsive support to you and yours, while aggressively pursuing all of your damages available under Florida law.

Legal Process for Trucking Accident Cases:

  • Free Consultation and No Fee Ever If We Do Not Win: We start by understanding the specifics of your case and evaluating the merits. If we are unable to make a recovery for you, then there is no fee associated with our time and our work.
  • Investigation: Our team will gather evidence, such as accident reports, witness statements, and retain experts, as needed. We will obtain and/or download digital data from GPS or ‘black box’ modules. We are able to work with experts who perform accident reconstruction and assess impact forces to help a jury understand the mechanics of the accident, and causation of your injuries.
  • Negotiation: Once we have obtained enough evidence to prove the trucking company’s negligence, as well as enough evidence to prove all of your damages, we will attempt to resolve your case without the need for a lawsuit. However, if we are unable to resolve your case without a lawsuit, we will simply file one.
  • Litigation: Once a lawsuit is filed, the court will eventually require a settlement conference (also known as ‘mediation’). If the case cannot be resolved during litigation, we will proceed to a jury trial. If an appeal is required during the case or after a trial, Espat Law will also handle the appeal.
  • Compensation: Our ultimate goal is to secure all available damages under Florida law, which include economic damages such as your medical bills, costs for future medical treatment and lost wages. We will also pursue non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life.

Trucking accidents involving big rigs, semis, and tractor-trailers are complex cases that require experienced legal representation. There are many laws and regulations which may apply to any given case. There is crucial evidence to gather, to assess and investigate after the trucking accident. At Espat Law, we have a wealth of experience in handling these types of cases, including all aspects of a lawsuit and litigation. We will also handle all appeals, if necessary.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident in Florida, please contact Espat Law for a free consultation. Let us work with you and your family, so that we may pursue the full amount of damages to which you are entitled.