Tampa Truck Accident Attorneys Help in Your Recovery
Determined Representation for Injured Parties in the Bay Area
In 2016, there were more than 41,000 commercial vehicle crashes in the state of Florida. Almost 2,500 of those commercial truck crashes happened in Hillsborough County. When a tractor-trailer crashes, especially at a high speed on I-4, I-75, or U.S. 41, the destructive power is enormous, and catastrophic injuries and death often result. If you or a loved one has been injured in a commercial truck crash in the Tampa Bay area, Sessums Law Group can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Drawing on more than 72 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys pursue your case aggressively to deliver the best possible outcome. While you are working to recover from your injuries, we provide personalized legal counsel to give you peace of mind and deliver results.
Common Types of Commercial Truck Accidents in the Tampa Area
Because it’s more difficult to prove liability in a truck accident than an auto accident, you should retain an attorney with experience in commercial truck accidents as quickly as possible. Your attorney can then begin the investigation into your accident, using qualified accident reconstruction experts who can preserve as much evidence as possible.
Our attorneys and our network of experts have experience with a wide variety of tractor-trailer accidents, including:
- Rear-end collisions
- Undercarriage collisions
- Jackknife accidents
- Head-on collisions
We also manage litigation related to secondary injuries resulting from fuel fires and exposure to caustic chemicals or other toxic substances. The success of your case relies greatly on how well your attorney can manage all aspects of the litigation. When you work with a Florida Bar board-certified civil litigation attorney with vast experience in personal injury cases, you have accomplished legal counsel at your side through every stage of your claim.
Determining Causation in Tampa Truck Accidents
The trucking industry is highly regulated, but companies and drivers routinely violate state and federal rules related to drivers’ hours behind the wheel, required training, and regular maintenance. It isn’t unusual to learn that a truck’s brakes failed inspection shortly before an accident. Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Aggressive driving, including speeding
- Driver distraction
- Drowsy driving
- Equipment failure, including brake failures
- Overloaded or improperly loaded trailers
- Tire blowouts
However, just because a truck was in an accident, you can’t assume the truck or its driver was responsible for the accident. Other causes of truck accidents include:
- Passenger-car driver negligence
- Weather conditions
- Road conditions
$6,000,000.00 Recovery Fraud Civil Action
Sessums Law Group, P.A. successfully recovered $6,000,000.00 for a client in a fraud civil action. Prior to the client’s divorce, the client negotiated and executed an agreement with his wife’s boyfriend that sought that the boyfriend would have no contact with the client’s wife.
$2,740,000.00 Wrongful Death Hit/Run of Motorcyclist
Representation of the plaintiff hit from behind on his motorcycle by a driver who was allegedly drunk at the time of the accident. Sued the defendant; the bar that the defendant had been drinking and the defendant’s employer.
$1,929,000.00 Verdict Real Estate Deficiency
Representation of estate in real estate deficiency claim resulting in joint and several liability verdict against various doctors and chiropractors.
$1,000,000.00 Settlement Collision
Representation of estate in an automobile and tractor trailer collision that resulted in multiple deaths.
Confidential Settlement Amount Medical Malpractice
Client was burned with a hot pack after delivering her son via Cesarean section.
Confidential Settlement Amount Nursing Home Negligence
Representation of the Personal Representative of the Estate of the patient who died due to negligent care while in the care of the nursing home.
Confidential Settlement Amount Trolley Accident
Representation of passengers who were enjoying a sight- seeing tour aboard a trolley when the trolley was hit by a bus. The passengers suffered soft tissue injuries.
Confidential Settlement Amount Hit & Run
Sessums Law Group was recently successful in settling a case for a hard working Polk County man whose hit and run accident resulted in a need for a knee replacement. The defendant argued that our client had caused the accident. We were able to prove through expert accident reconstruction testimony that the accident happened as our client testified despite the minimal damage involved.
Confidential Settlement Stolen Property
Client’s vehicle was burglarized and her engagement and wedding rings stolen. The perpetrator pawned the stolen items to a local pawn shop. The pawn shop ignored the hold order from the police department and sold the engagement and wedding rings. After suit filed for the Plaintiff, a confidential settlement was reached with the pawn shop for the value to our client of her stolen rings.
"Our firm believes in the integrity of the needs of the each client we represent. We are passionate about obtaining the maximum results allowable under the law for each client."
- Mark A. Sessums