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Tallahassee Truck Accident Attorneys

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Truck accidents are among the most catastrophic and deadly types of motor vehicle accidents. These collisions often have devastating consequences for victims and their families, who are left to grapple with the aftermath of these preventable tragedies.

If you or someone you love has been involved in a collision with a large truck, you have the right to take legal action against the responsible party. At Perry & Young, our Tallahassee truck accident lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured individuals and their families.

For more than 15 years, our firm has been serving individuals and families throughout the state of Florida. We have a proven track record of success, having recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and we are prepared to aggressively advocate for you, too. Our team understands the complexities of truck accident cases, and we know how to fight for your maximum compensation.

Call us at (850) 215-7777 or online today to learn how we can assist you with your case. We offer free initial consultations and contingency fees, so there are no upfront costs to you.

What Causes Truck Accidents?

Truck accidents are often caused by the negligence of one or more parties. In some cases, the truck driver is to blame for the collision. In other cases, the collision is caused by the trucking company’s negligence, the truck manufacturer’s negligence, or the negligence of another party.

Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Drunk driving
  • Drug use
  • Inadequate truck maintenance
  • Defective truck parts
  • Improperly loaded cargo
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Tailgating
  • Failure to check blind spots
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Distracted driving

Truck accidents can also be caused by poor road conditions and/or other motorists.

Who is Liable for a Truck Accident?

Truck accident claims are often more complex than standard car accident claims. This is because there are multiple parties that could potentially be held liable for a truck accident, including the truck driver, the trucking company, the truck manufacturer, and/or the company responsible for loading the truck’s cargo.

Depending on the circumstances, one or more of the following parties may be held liable for a truck accident:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company/employer
  • The truck owner
  • The company responsible for maintaining the truck
  • The company responsible for loading the truck’s cargo
  • The truck manufacturer

In most cases, the truck driver’s employer can be held liable for the driver’s negligence. This is due to a legal concept known as “vicarious liability.” Under this concept, an employer can be held legally responsible for the actions of its employees, so long as those actions occurred within the scope of employment. Because truck drivers are typically on the job when they are involved in collisions, their employers can generally be held liable for the resulting damages.

How Long Do I Have to File a Truck Accident Lawsuit in Florida?

It is crucial that you act quickly if you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident. In Florida, the statute of limitations on most truck accident claims is just four years from the date of the accident. This means that you have only four years to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party. If you miss this deadline, you will most likely be unable to recover any compensation for your injuries and losses.

The statute of limitations is even shorter if a truck accident resulted in the death of your loved one. In these cases, you have only two years from the date of your loved one’s death to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

There are some exceptions to these general rules, but they are relatively rare. To ensure that you do not miss any important deadlines and to increase your chances of success, it is in your best interest to reach out to an experienced truck accident attorney in Tallahassee as soon as possible after the accident.

What Damages Are Available in a Truck Accident Lawsuit?

If you were injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation for a variety of economic and non-economic damages. In certain cases, you may also be able to seek punitive damages.

Some of the most common damages available in a truck accident lawsuit include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental and emotional anguish
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of companionship
  • Funeral/burial expenses (in wrongful death cases)
  • Loss of income/financial support (in wrongful death cases)
  • Punitive damages

Truck accident cases can be extremely complex, and determining the full value of your claim can be challenging. Our Tallahassee truck accident attorneys can help you understand what your case may be worth and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.

How Can Perry & Young Help?

Truck accidents can be devastating. At Perry & Young, we understand the immense physical, emotional, and financial toll these collisions can have on victims and their families. That is why our Tallahassee truck accident lawyers are dedicated to providing compassionate, personalized legal services and aggressive advocacy for our clients.

When you choose to work with our firm, you can count on us to be there for you every step of the way. We will handle all of the legal aspects of your case so that you can focus on your recovery. We can also help you seek the maximum compensation you are owed for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Our team has successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and we are prepared to fight for you, too. We have extensive experience handling a wide variety of truck accident cases, and we know what it takes to win. Our attorneys are not afraid to take on big trucking companies and their insurance providers, and we are prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.

Call our office at (850) 215-7777 or online today to get started with a free, no-obligation consultation.

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  • You Only Pay When You Collect

    Our work is conducted on a contingent fee basis. This means that you pay nothing unless we make a recovery on your behalf.

  • Experienced Trial Attorneys

    Each case is assigned to a lead attorney and a supporting attorney. This ensures continuity during the legal process and enables us to provide responsive service.

  • Hundreds of Millions Recovered

    At Perry & Young Law Firm, we take pride in championing the rights of our clients. We have secured hundreds of millions for our clients. 

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At Perry & Young, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

At Perry & Young, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "My guy Les McFatter was very professional and always a text or phone call away"

    I had a remarkable experience with Perry and Young. My guy Les McFatter was very professional and always a text or phone call away to answer any questions or concerns. He went above and beyond to make this experience as smooth as possible! Maggie Harris thank you for making communication so easy. Highly recommend! Thank you Les and Maggie!

    - Travis J.
    "I want to Thank and Applaud P&Y Firm for supporting the Accident Scene Management class"
    I want to Thank and Applaud P&Y Firm for supporting the Accident Scene Management class this past weekend. Not only did they make it affordable for motorcyclists to take this life saving class, they provided lunch with Mike Zinszer Atty present to share info on insurance tips and legal info specifically for people who ride.
    - Cynthia L.
    "Their support for their community is phenomenal."
    Perry & Young, P.A. is an amazing attorney office. Their support for their community is phenomenal. They sponsor and constantly support many of the clubs and organizations in the Panhandle. I know personally that they sponsor the Cottondale FFA Chapter and supports us in anything we do
    - Kaitlyn H.
    "After being wrongfully terminated, Ryan fought hard to get the justice I deserved!"
    After being told I didn't have a case from three other attorneys, I contacted Ryan who took my case. After being wrongfully terminated, Ryan fought hard to get the justice I deserved! Jeannetta was great and kept me updated without me having to harass them lol... I won my lawsuit and was pleased with the results. I highly recommend Ryan and his team Jeanetta! They will give you the justice you deserve!
    - Victoria B.
    "Perry and Young is a fantastic Law firm to work with!"

    Perry and Young is a fantastic Law firm to work with! I have personally worked with Ted Howell on multiple occasions and he has been kind, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend Ted and Perry Young.

    - Christopher A.
    "Phillip was very knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile."
    Perry & Young is the best out there. I can't say enough about Phillip. Phillip communicated with me through the whole process, keeping me updated and answering any questions that I had. He was very knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile. I would highly recommend Phillip hands down the best there is.
    - Brandy B.
    "Lance Berry genuinely and sincerely has compassion for others."
    I’m so very grateful for choosing this firm. Also I highly recommend Lance Berry! He has went above and beyond to help me. He genuinely and sincerely has compassion for others. He was very kind and understanding about my injuries and situations. Thank you so very much for everything you’ve done. I am forever grateful and will spread the word to anyone I know whom needs help after an accident!!!
    - Jennifer W.
    "They made sure to communicate with me every time there were changes or more information in my case."
    Team Howell: Ted, Kris and Trina. They were excellent to work with, they made sure to communicate with me every time there were changes or more information in my case. They guided me and advised me through every step in my case. They are very friendly and welcoming. I could not ask for a better group to represent me. I am truly thankful for them.
    - Bob D.

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