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Truck Accident Lawyers Pembroke Pines

Results-Driven Attorneys Fight for Clients Injured in Truck Accidents in Pembroke Pines and Throughout South Florida

Truck accident victims often find that navigating the Florida legal system is extremely complicated, and that working with insurance companies to obtain a settlement offer that fairly accounts for mounting medical expenses is more difficult than you would think. This is an unfortunate reality—especially because truck accident victims are usually recovering from the extensive and serious injuries that these types of accidents frequently cause, and should really be spending their valuable time focused on recovering physically from those injuries.

This is where the skilled truck accident lawyers at Lawlor, White & Murphey can help. We have decades’ worth of experience successfully fighting for clients’ right to recover full and fair compensation after truck accidents in Pembroke Pines and throughout South Florida. It is true that most truck accident cases present complications that would not arise in a typical car accident case and we have the skills and resources necessary to address these complications. Unlike other law firms, we get to know each and every one of our clients personally—when you chose us, you not only get the highest possible quality legal representation that you deserve, but you will have a lawyer who you can actually speak to on a regular basis. We keep our clients apprised of their case progress every step of the way, and we take your goals and questions seriously. Remember, we do not get paid unless we win compensation in your case, so you have nothing to lose by calling our offices for a free consultation today.

Common Types of Truck Accidents

Any type of accident that involves a large commercial truck or tractor-trailer can be especially dangerous to passengers of traditional motor vehicles on the Florida roadways. At Lawlor, White & Murphey, our truck accident lawyers have experience handling all types of truck accidents, including:

  • Jackknife truck accidents
  • Blindspot crashes
  • Lost load accidents
  • Rear underride accidents
  • Side underride accidents
  • Front underride accidents
  • And more

Underride accidents include accidents where a traditional motor vehicle actually rides under the body of the large commercial truck.

Lawlor, White & Murphey: Advocating for Full and Fair Compensation in Truck Accident Cases for Nearly Three Decades

Establishing liability after a truck accident can present complications that would not usually be an issue in a car accident case. For example, the driver of a large commercial truck is almost always the employee of some sort of company that actually owns the truck itself—meaning that even if the accident was the driver’s fault, the company-employer will be the actual party held responsible from a legal perspective. In most of these cases, a commercial insurance policy that insures multiple drivers and multiple vehicles will be the relevant insurance policy, making negotiations over an insurance settlement award more involved than in other cases.

At Lawlor, White & Murphey, we aren’t intimidated by the complications that our Pembroke Pines clients might be facing after sustaining injuries in a truck accident. We work tirelessly to determine just how your truck accident was caused, and often find that truck accidents are caused by:

  • Driver fatigue, motivated by unreasonable deadlines set by the trucking company itself
  • Speeding or aggressive driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Improperly maintained truck components, such as brakes or tires
  • Mechanical faults with the truck itself
  • Improperly loaded cargo

Whatever the cause, our dedicated team of lawyers and support staff will put all of our resources to work in investigating to determine who should be held formally responsible for causing your truck accident and injuries.

Call Today to Schedule a Free Initial Consultation

If you have been injured in a truck accident in Pembroke Pines or elsewhere in South Florida, you need a lawyer with the skills and experience necessary to establish liability for the accident and negotiate aggressively with the insurance companies to make sure you are fully compensated for your injuries. We have the skills, resources and experience necessary to handle these large and complicated truck accident cases, so call today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case, or fill out this brief online contact form and we will get back to you. Learn more about our Pembroke Pines personal injury lawyers.

Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents in Pembroke Pines, FL

FAQ: What can a truck accident lawyer do to help me recover compensation in my accident?

We conduct a full investigation in your case to determine who can be held financially responsible for the accident, including the trucking company, entity that owned the truck, maintenance companies, cargo loading companies, and more. We obtain all relevant evidence, including video surveillance and the vehicle’s “black box” recording device if available, in addition to the vehicle maintenance and safety logs. We also investigate to determine the trucking company’s hiring and training policies, and find out whether the driver was properly trained and licensed. We consult with medical experts to evaluate the full extent of your injuries so that we can estimate the possible future costs of your care, which should be included in any fair compensation package. Our exact process will depend upon the specific facts of your case, so contact us today to see how we can help you specifically.

FAQ: How are truck accidents different from regular car accidents?

First of all, the size of the truck itself usually means that the resulting injuries will be much more severe after a truck accident than a car accident. Tractor-trailers can weigh as much as 40 tons, and can cause outright devastation when involved in an accident. Other differences arise in the fact that you are dealing with a company, not an individual driver and his or her personal insurance policy. The trucking company will have substantially more resources available to fight against your right to compensation, which is why you need a lawyer whose skills and resources can match those of the responsible party.

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John K. Lawlor

John K. Lawlor, a South Florida personal injury attorney who focuses his practice on complex personal injury, wrongful death, and professional malpractice, founded the law firm of Lawlor, White & Murphey in 1996. Since 1995, Mr. Lawlor’s trial advocacy and litigation skills, as well as his wide-ranging legal expertise, have provided plaintiffs and their families with a distinct advantage when seeking financial compensation and justice for injuries caused by the negligence of others.

Ben Murphey

A partner at Lawlor, White & Murphey and a distinguished personal injury lawyer, Ben Murphey tries complex disputes that include civil appeals, maritime and admiralty claims, wrongful death, and labor disputes. Mr. Murphey has been recognized for his excellence in the area of personal injury litigation by being rewarded with a 10/10 Avvo Rating and named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for 2010-2013 and Super Lawyers 2014-2019.

Anthony B. White

Since 1994, seasoned litigation and trial lawyer Anthony B. White has helped thousands of accident victims seek damages due to injuries sustained as a result of another party’s negligence. Included in America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals and selected to the 2012, 2014-2019 editions of Florida Super Lawyers, Mr. White specializes in car accidents, insurance disputes, wrongful death, product liability, and medical malpractice cases.

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Vivian B.

John Lawlor and this practice provide their clients with the upmost professionalism and expertise. I highly recommend them!

Lisa

John proved himself to be an attorney I could completely trust. His knowledge, experience and professionalism, mixed with his kindness and genuine concern for me and my family, were greatly appreciated.

Iskra D.

I cannot say enough about Anthony – he treated me like a friend instead of just another client. He was always available to answer any concerns, and provide guidance about my case.

Anonymous

I summarize my experience with Anthony with the words honesty, professionalism, efficiency and care. Thank you so much.

Jaime H.

This is a fantastic team of lawyers! Everyone who worked there treated me like I was their most important case, even though it wasn't a major car accident case. I would highly recommend them.

Anonymous

Ben worked on my case tirelessly and always kept me informed. Throughout a very lengthy and complex case he was very compassionate, empathetic and distributed a wealth of knowledge.

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$1.7million

Settlement/

Motor Vehicle Accident

$2.0million

Settlement/

Medical Malpractice

$3.0million

Recovery/

Slip & Fall Injury

$1.2million

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Medical Malpractice

$8.5million

Judgment/

Motor Vehicle Accident

$5million

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