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Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer

Drivers of semi-trucks and companies or motor carriers engaged in the operation of semi-trucks have a duty to operate such vehicles in a responsible manner.  Thousands of people are killed or severely injured each year as a result of motor vehicle accidents involving semi-trucks.  Unsafe driving, over-sized loads and various other irresponsible practices put the motoring public in danger.

Collisions between semi-trucks and other motorists throughout Florida usually occur due to truck drivers being fatigued and/or pushed to meet unrealistic and unsafe schedules.

Here is an example of one of our semi-truck accident cases that underscore our competence and experience in the area:

Estate of Carolyn M. v. Horizon Freight System; Carolyn was the divorced mother of 2 teenaged children and was tragically crushed and killed by a semi tractor-trailer on I-95. During the lawsuit, our investigation revealed that the driver of the semi left North Carolina the day before this tragic accident and had not slept for at least 18 hours. This case settled at mediation for a confidential amount will ensure that her family is taken care of and also ensure that college funds will be available for the children.

J. Creech v. Cement Mixer Company; Our 25 year old client was partially blinded in the left eye and his face was scarred when a cement mixer ran a red light, crossing in front of the vehicle in which he was a passenger. Although liability was clear, John was unemployed and had minimal medical bills associated with his injuries. Nonetheless, we were able to obtain a settlement ,after filing suit, in excess of $400,000.00. With the settlement, John was able to pay his medical bills, buy a home, and put money in the bank for the future.  A passenger in his vehicle also suffered a broken leg and a settlement in the six figure range was obtained by the firm for him.

Robert K. v. Dump Truck Company; In this case a 23-year-old man suffered mild brain damage after the van that he was a passenger in was struck from behind by a dump truck. The speed of the impact was less than 15 mph, but he was struck in the head by flying debris. Although the injured party was able to fully function in daily life, with some mild memory impairments, we obtained a settlement in the amount of $600,000.00 against the dump truck company.

Chevre v. Trucking Company; A young woman who was a passenger in a vehicle was seriously injured when a semi truck changed lanes and slammed into the car she was riding in.  Her arm was so injured that the hospital was going to amputate it and she requested to be flown to another hospital where surgery was performed countless times in an effort to save her arm.  The arm was saved but she was left with minimal use of the arm.  Crews and Pesquera was called to litigate this case and it was subsequently settled for the policy limits of 7 figures.

Colon v. Trucking Company; In this case our client was violently rear-ended by an 18 wheeler while stopped in traffic. Mr. Colon immediately experience excruciating neck pain and began intensive treatment of such that culminated in a three level cervical spine fusion at the C4-5, C5-6, C6-7. Crews & Pesquera, P.A., brought the case forward for litigation but all parties settled the case for a sum of $850,000.