Truck Accidents

Personal Injury Attorneys Taking On Truck Accidents


Fort Lauderdale Truck Accident Lawyer


While they can both be devastating, truck accidents are different from car accidents for a number of reasons. The most obvious reason, of course, is that commercial trucks are much larger than passenger vehicles. When the two vehicles are involved in a collision, physics are not on the smaller passenger vehicle’s side.


There’s also a big difference between lawsuits against a trucker or trucking company and lawsuits against the driver of a passenger vehicle. Large trucking companies often possess the resources to hire the best legal defense, making it hard for injured parties to recover the compensation they deserve –unless they’re working with the experienced truck accident lawyers who have a track record of success.


The attorneys at Lawlor, Winston, White & Murphey have handled a wide range of motor vehicle accident cases, including cases against large trucking companies. We’re well-versed in trucking regulations and the kinds of defenses that trucking companies usually put forward, so we’re able to put together the strongest possible argument in your favor.


Common Injuries in Truck Accidents


There are a number of different factors that can result in a truck and car or truck and motorcycle collision. A truck driver may become distracted, intoxicated, or sleep-deprived while putting in long hours on the road. They may also fail to see a smaller vehicle turning onto the road or changing lanes. In some cases, it may be a problem with the truck itself, such as failing brakes, that causes an accident.


Whatever the cause, the injuries caused by a truck crashing into a smaller vehicle often result in life-long debilitation or even fatalities. Some common injuries include:


  • Back and neck injuries. Some acute back or neck pain caused by a truck accident may never go away. Bruising, sprains, strains, dislocations, road burn, spinal fractures, and torn or ruptured discs are examples of the types of back and neck injuries someone may suffer.
  • Broken bones. Sadly, it’s rare to see a truck accident where there aren’t some broken bones. These are often more than just hairline fractures; the impact of the collision can result in severe breaks that cause significant pain, take a long time to heal, and impact the day-to-day life of the injured person.
  • Internal injuries. The bladder, pancreas, kidneys, liver, and spleen are some of the organs that can suffer internal bleeding due to the blunt trauma that often occurs in truck crashes. Your organs can also suffer lacerations or perforations. These types of injuries can be excruciatingly painful and life-threatening if you don’t receive medical treatment quickly enough.
  • Burns. Some truck accidents are so severe that the passenger vehicle will catch fire because of a fuel tank explosion, resulting in severe burns that may require skin grafts and a long, costly recovery process.
  • Spinal cord injury. Because the spinal cord is the part of central nervous system that connects the brain to the body, a spinal cord injury can result in partial or full paralysis. It should go without saying that this can significantly impact the quality of life of the person suffering this injury.
  • Brain injury. A traumatic brain injury can range from a concussion to a skull fracture to significant brain damage that changes a person’s personality or makes it difficult for them to many of the daily tasks of living they used to be able to do.


How a Lawlor Winston Truck Accident Attorney Can Help


At Lawlor Winston, our attorneys and support staff truly care about the well-being of the people in our community. We’ve worked with people who have been involved in truck accidents before, and we know just how serious and costly the injuries can be.


We believe it’s bad enough if you already have to pay for another person’s, company’s, or manufacturer’s mistakes through your injuries; you shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket as well. That’s why we’ll fight tooth and nail to make sure you get the compensation you need to cover your medical expenses, physical therapy, lost wages, and any other associated costs.


Can’t make it down to our office? No problem. We’d be happy to meet with you in your hotel room or home. In our free initial consultation, we’ll go over the details of your case and discuss what we think will be the best course of action for you. Sometimes we can get you the compensation you need through a settlement, but if the individual or trucking company who injured you is offering an amount that’s insufficient to cover your expenses, we won’t hesitate to go to trial.


After being in an accident with a truck, you need a legal team that’s equal parts compassion and professionalism. The law firm of Lawlor, Winston, White & Murphey has the specific legal knowledge, the resources, and the commitment you need to win this kind of case.


Don’t Wait. Contact Us Today.


Recovering from a truck accident can be a long and painful process. Recovering after losing a loved one in a trucking accident is even harder.


Whether you’re struggling to pay the medical costs of your truck accident injuries or wondering how you can go on after the wrongful death of a loved one after they were killed by a truck driver, Lawlor Winston wants to help. We can’t bring back the person you lost or make your injuries heal any faster, but we can help you win the compensation you deserve so that you don’t have to worry about your financial situation on top of everything else.


Our initial consultation is free and carries no obligations. If you do decide to work with us, you can rest easy knowing that we work on a contingency basis, meaning you don’t pay us anything until we recover your compensation. You have nothing to lose and a lot to gain from working with us, so call us today at one of the numbers below, send an email to, or fill out our quick and easy online form. A compassionate and experienced personal injury attorney will respond to you promptly.


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