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Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Florida Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers

Commercial Vehicle AccidentsMajor highways like I-95, I-75, and the Florida Turnpike connect Florida. These highways are heavily traveled by commercial operators and trucking businesses and unfortunately accidents happen. When a commercial vehicle is involved a thorough investigation of the accident scene, vehicles involved, and people are just the first steps. Many commercial operators and larger corporations have risk managers and investigators that are notified to arrive at the scene as soon as an accident occurs. Over 50 years of experience gives us the knowledge, insight, and understanding dealing with a commercial vehicle accident case. Whether a serious or catastrophic injury occurs our Miami, Florida commercial vehicle accident attorneys are here to help.

Special Laws in Commercial Vehicle Accident Cases

The personal injury attorneys at Gerson & Schwartz, PA are familiar with federal motor carrier and other safety regulations that apply to commercial vehicle operators. Regulations from the Interstate Commerce Commission and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration give motorists some protection. Yet, every year more than 4,000 Americans are killed by commercial vehicles like tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, and other trucks used for transport. There are over 11 million registered large commercial trucks on the road trying to meet the deadlines of big corporations.

One example of a safety measure that is frequently violated is the regulation limiting the number of hours per day a truck driver can be behind the wheel. Present regulations permit 11 hours per day because truck driver fatigue is a substantial contributor in many crashes. In fact, studies show that after eight hours, the risk of a truck accidents doubles and driver fatigue in general accounts for 30 to 40% of truck crashes. Efforts by consumer groups to lower the daily hour limit to 10 hours or less have been defeated by powerful commercial interests. Both truck drivers and the motoring public would benefit from shorter hours and other regulatory measures to combat the effects of truck operator boredom and distraction.

Other factors that jeopardize the safety of pedestrians and motorists by commercial vehicle accidents are driver intoxication, driver error, equipment failure, unsafe vehicle operation, unstable loads and defective equipment. Violations of the safety laws implemented to prevent such factors can lead to serious accidents, injuries, and even death. The data shows 70% of all people killed in a truck accident were occupants of another vehicle. The large size and weight of trucks, injuries mean the injuries inflicted are often serious including brain damage, burns, amputation and paralysis.

Why Choose Us in Our for Your Commercial Accident Case

At Gerson & Schwartz PA our lawyers are familiar with the laws and regulations pertaining to commercial vehicles and truck accidents. We know the rules that truck companies are supposed to follow to ensure the safety of their drivers and the general public. However, we also acknowledge that some of the regulations that are in place are not as effective as they could be. We have courtroom-tested experience getting justice for victims in commercial vehicles, big rigs, tractor trailers, and other types of truck accident collisions.

If you are an accident victim, you need expert representation by attorneys who understand the complexities of commercial accidents like truck accident liability. Over four decades of experience gives us knowledge and understanding of federal motor regulations to provide effective legal representation to prove a claim involving serious injury or death. We want to make sure our clients receive full compensation for injuries. We will dedicate time in finding all parties that can be held legally responsible for damages from accident.

No Fees Unless We Win

If you have been injured in a truck or motor vehicle accident, the law firm of Gerson & Schwartz, PA is here to help you. For an immediate, no obligation, and free consultation contact us at (877) 475-2905. Gerson & Schwartz, PA represents injured victims throughout the state of Florida including Miami-Dade, Broward, Orlando, Homestead, Naples, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Fort Meyers, and the Florida Keys.

Client Reviews

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A big shout out to Nick Gerson & Schwartz for helping me navigate my care after a fall against a major cruise ship. They took care of me all along the way and saw me through such a very hard time. I highly recommend their firm if you are looking for a firm that truly cares about you. 5 Stars all the way! Janna Wright, Google User
Mr Nick Gerson has been extremely attentive (even on weekends!) and has been more than willing to take time to answer all my questions. His receptionist (Suzanne) and paralegal (Carla) are courteous, friendly and highly efficient in all matters. Mr Gerson's diligence lead to a very quick resolution of my case. I am more than pleased to recommend you seek him as your attorney. You will not regret you did!! G.I.B.
Mr. Gerson and all his team gave to my case the careful and professional attention it needed from the beginning to end. Unfortunately, a year ago I was involved in a car accident on the victim side. I have appreciation for the good service that was given to me and my situation. Thanks. Cales & Mr. Hyde (Carlos Andrés García Jiménez), Google User
Gerson & Schwartz did an excellent job with my case! Nick Gerson was my primary contact throughout the process and I was overly pleased with his level of professionalism and commitment. Thanks again to the firm for both winning my case and handling it with the upmost respect. Read the full review » Jhlechia Ervin
Phil is the best attorney! The staff is very helpful and were always kind and understanding. Especially during a PIP claim which can be very frustrating. I am so lucky that I found Gerson & Schwartz to resolve my case, I truly believe there could have been no better outcome. Romina Frascarelli, Google User
Excellent attorneys, they leave no stone unturned in any case and get max value. Jon Zepnick, Google User
I hired Gerson & Schwartz, PA for a personal injury/slip and fall case. Phil Gerson, Nick Gerson, and Ed Schwartz were awesome! They were very professional, supportive, and informative through the whole process. I was amazed at how much time and effort they put into presenting my case. They fought hard for me and I am very happy with the outcome. I love these guys and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an attorney who will look out for your best interest and fight hard for what you deserve. Deb Betts, Google User