Practice Areas:

Semi-Truck

and

Commercial Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident —whether it involved passenger vehicles, motorcycles, pedestrians, bicycles, an 18-wheeler, or a bus—Stackhouse Law can help. 

Accidents involving Commercial Vehicles

Accidents involving large commercial trucks are some of the most serious accidents there are. Whether due to their sheer size and volume or some other factor, truck accidents often result in fatalities. In fact, one out of every eight auto accident fatalities involve big rigs, tractor trailers, and other commercial vehicles. 

Semi-truck and commercial truck accidents are different from car accidents in that collecting damages from the at-fault party can get complicated. In many cases you must take on the trucking company itself. This is no easy feat.

Many times, truck accidents are preventable and happen as a result of the truck drivers pushing their limits, driving on little to no sleep, or driving distracted by texting or talking on the phone. 

Even though there are safety protocols and regulations in place designed to keep truck drivers in check, they are not always followed. Distracted and negligent driving is a serious problem in our country, especially when the driver is operating a big rig or other commercial truck that weighs more than five tons. This is why the federal government and NHTSA have implemented a series of laws to regulate truck drivers and the companies they work for.

In the event a truck driver fails to adhere to these regulations, there is a much greater chance of an accident taking place. If you have been injured in an accident with a semi-truck or commercial truck, it is important you understand your rights and have a semi-truck and commercial vehicle lawyer by your side. Since many of these cases require taking on a large commercial truck company who wants nothing more than to make the situation go away, it is imperative you have a lawyer who is prepared to stand up and fight for your rights.

Stackhouse Law is not afraid to fight for the rights of commercial truck accident victims. We will fight for you and take these powerful companies to court in order to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for any damages you incurred. We understand how scary it can be to take on a commercial truck company, but we are not intimidated. 

Anyone who has been involved in an accident with a large truck or bus should know what to do in the immediate aftermath of the crash, starting with the following steps:

  • Seek medical attention, even if injuries do not seem severe.

  • Call the police to report the accident.

  • Get the name, address, phone number, and insurance information for all involved parties (including truck or bus drivers, passenger vehicle drivers, pedestrians, or bicyclists).

  • Take pictures of the scene. Include injuries, vehicle damage, and important signs.

  • Call a car accident lawyer, no matter what happened, who is at fault, or whether there are injuries.

  • Call your insurance provider and let them know you will be filing a claim.

  • Collect and carefully store all records, including medical records, bills, witness statements, photographs, correspondence, police reports, etc.

If you have been involved in an accident in the Jacksonville area with a semi-truck or commercial vehicle, please contact Stackhouse Law today so we can begin working on your case.

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We will fight for you and take these powerful companies to court in order to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for any damages you incurred.

 

We understand how scary it can be to take on a commercial truck company, but we are far from intimidated. If you have been involved in an accident in the Jacksonville area with a commercial truck, please contact Stackhouse Law today so we can get started on your case.