Car accidents are inherently traumatic. This traumatic incident can sometimes reach new heights
when big semi-trucks are involved. These vehicles are bigger, longer, heavier, and more difficult
to steer and slower than ordinary ones. Over ten people are killed every day in large truck
accidents. Even in non-fatal truck-related accidents, injuries can be severe. In either scenario, it
is important to consult with an experienced Florida truck accident lawyer regarding your legal
Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki serves clients in the following localities: Duval County
including Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville, and Jacksonville Beach; Clay County including Green
Cove Springs, Keystone Heights, Lakeside, Middleburg, and Orange Park; Flagler County
including Palm Coast; Nassau County including Callahan, Fernandina Beach, and Yulee; Putnam
County including Interlachen and Palatka; and St. Johns County including Fruit Cove, Palm
Valley, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Augustine, and St. Johns.
Large Truck Accidents
One of the most terrifying types of truck accidents to be involved in is a rollover crash. These
types of accidents occur most frequently when a truck driver fails to adjust the truck’s speed to
any one of several factors, including curves in the road, the load being carried, condition of the
truck’s brakes, road surface, and intersection conditions.
Besides speed adjustment mistakes, inattentive driving and steering errors are other causes of
rollover crashes. Furthermore, rollover crashes are also a function of forces that are more likely
to affect larger vehicles driving at high speeds on curved surfaces. Centrifugal force, specifically,
can cause a large track to lean away from the direction of a road curve as the truck travels on a
“I’ve Been Involved in a Truck Accident in Florida! What Should I Do?
Virtually all automobile accidents result in damages to persons and/or property. When trucks,
especially very large ones, are involved, these damages can be immense. An accident involving a
large truck will often result in medical bills, future medical treatment costs, lost income from
missed work, pain and suffering, and in the worst cases, death.
In the aftermath, it is imperative that victims in a truck accident obtain the services of an
experienced Florida truck accident lawyer to file a timely claim against the parties at fault.
Because automobile accidents, especially those involving large trucks, can involve multiple
parties engaged in a chain of events at high speeds in traffic, the skill of such a lawyer will be
needed in establishing the element of causation—an essential component of most all accidentrelated claims. Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki has highly effective and experienced lawyers that handle truck-accident-related personal injury claims. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today to learn how we can serve you in this time of need.
Call Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki at (904) 398-1992 or fill out a fast and convenient
form to schedule a free initial consultation with our experienced and aggressive truck accident
Fatalities When Drivers Did Not Wear Seatbelts
Fatalities involving the occupants of large trucks increased three years in a row, then became one
of the only categories of drivers that had no increase from 2014 to 2015. Tragically, despite the
proliferation of statewide messaging about the importance of wearing a seatbelt while driving or
riding in a motor vehicle, a majority of fatally injured passenger occupants were not wearing a
seatbelt at the time of the accident. Additionally, more than 60 percent of large truck occupant
fatalities occurred during crashes in which no other vehicle was involved.
If a loved one has been the victim of a fatal truck accident in the state of Florida, the personal
injury lawyers at Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki are prepared to help you seek
compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit. We can help you secure a settlement to pay for
medical bills, lost current and future wages, additional recovery costs, and any loss of support
due to the death of a loved one. Don’t hesitate to contact us immediately for the legal
representation you deserve.
Sleep Deprivation and Large Truck Accidents
Sleep deprivation is one of the leading causes of commercial vehicle collisions. To a trucker,
miles are money, and miles take time. In their minds, they are not paid to sleep or rest, and the
faster and farther they drive, the more profit they take home. Therefore, federal regulations are
routinely disobeyed by truck drivers. Drivers are only allowed to drive a maximum of 11 hours
in one day, in which a 30-minute break must be included. The maximum hours a truck driver can
work in one week is 70 hours. This 70-hour workweek must be followed by a mandatory 34-hour
rest period in which no truck driving can take place. Additionally, the federal restart of the
workweek includes regulations enforcing two periods between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Truck
lobby groups have repeatedly tried to battle these regulations to boost their profits, while safety
advocates are calling for more enforcement and stricter regulations to save lives.
We will look through the records of the trucker’s driving logs to find out if sleep deprivation was
the cause of the crash. Regardless of any federal rules that the driver violated or did not violate,
we will work to prove that the driver handled their vehicle in a careless, unsafe manner that
resulted in the crash and injuries to you and/or your family.
Steps to Take After Being Involved in a Truck Accident in Florida
As is all too apparent from the foregoing statistic, truck accidents are not uncommon on American roadways. To strengthen your case, it is necessary to take certain measures in the direct aftermath of an accident. Most importantly, speak with the police and make sure an accident report is created at the scene of the accident. A police report can be an invaluable piece of evidence in a future case. Also, attempt to preserve any evidence from the accident, and exchange information with the other driver and with any witnesses. Finally, seek medical treatment for any injuries, and contact a lawyer immediately thereafter. Contact our Florida truck accident lawyers right away at (904) 398-1992 or fill out a fast and convenient form to schedule a free initial consultation.
Compensation for Damages Suffered During Florida Truck Accident
All truck, car, and motorcycle operators in Florida are required to drive responsibly on roads.
More specifically, drivers owe others a duty of care, and must not drive negligently or in a
reckless fashion. If another driver operates their vehicle negligently or recklessly and
subsequently injures you, you may be able to seek compensation. Or, if you have lost a loved one
because of another’s failure to observe the rules of the road, you can file a wrongful death
lawsuit on behalf of the deceased. For help in your case, contact a skilled and experienced
Florida truck accident lawyer today. We are prepared to advocate on your behalf in your case
and are ready to begin today. To understand your legal options, contact a skilled and experienced
Florida truck accident lawyer. Our legal team at Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki will be
awaiting your call.
Contact our Experienced and Aggressive Jacksonville Truck Accident Attorneys Today
Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki provides precisely the highly effective and experienced
Florida truck accident lawyers needed to handle truck accident-related personal injury claims.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today to learn how we can serve you in this time of need. Call us
at (904) 398-1992 or fill out a fast and convenient form to schedule a free initial consultation
with our experienced and aggressive truck accident attorneys.