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When an auto is involved with a truck in an accident, one outcome is for sure: the auto loses. If you do not select Gordon, Elias & Seely as your truck accident attorneys, you could lose twice. Hiring dedicated truck accident lawyers may mean the difference of receiving tens of thousands of dollars or millions of dollars. Simply put, if you hire just any lawyers and not a truck accident law firm, you may be making a serious mistake.

You do not have to retain a firm in Florida if the accident occurs in Florida. You need to retain a firm that specializes in truck accidents. Often times, firms from other states, such as ours, are retained because of their experience and knowledge. Many times, though the injured auto occupants may live in Florida, the truck company is from a state other than Florida. You need truck accident attorneys that do the following:

  1. Answer the phone when you make that first call
  2. Send out an investigator to obtain photos and make measurements and, if forensic work is necessary, send out a trucking accident reconstructionist
  3. File any necessary equitable relief, e.g., writs of sequestration, pleadings to protect the truck from any repairs that would alter the evidence
  4. Get you to Board Certified Physicians to make sure that you receive the best medical care possible for your injuries
  5. File your suit as soon as possible and aggressively fight for your rights taking depositions, sending out discovery and building your legal case
  6. Where ethically permitted, advancing you monies, interest free, to pay for necessary expenses since your income is stopped due to an inability to work
  7. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, treating you like family instead of just a client. We know full well what a severe disabling and permanent injury, or worse yet, the death of a loved family member means to you. We find that some law firms around the country have lost their way and often times forget that they are representing a person, and not just a file. We pledge to you that you will always be able to call us and ask whatever you want and get a full explanation. Please do not misunderstand, we like to make money just like the next lawyer. However, we know that if we work hard and do a good job, always with compassion for our client, the money will follow.

Many clients meet with us who thought a truck accident would never happen to them. Other people become victims of trucking accidents, not them or so they thought. They are physically hurt and in emotional turmoil. A personal and professional life is forever changed and they need the guidance of a seasoned attorney. That is where we come in to help at Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P.

If you have been injured in a serious trucking accident that occurred in Jacksonville, Pensacola, Tallahassee, Orlando or anywhere throughout Northern Florida, contact us toll free at 800-773-6770.

Seeking Justice for Driver Negligence

Truck drivers do not confine their "workplace" to just one state, so why should we? Our practice of trucking accident litigation is nationwide. They work long hours. We work even longer hours if it produces the outcome you need. We get to the facts and hold truck drivers and their employers responsible for your injuries.

Holding Drivers and Trucking Companies Accountable for Trucking Accidents

Truck drivers work long hours and are often pressured by their employer to complete their tasks by any means necessary. That results in shortcuts that amount to negligence. Drivers are required to adhere to regulations involving time on the road, number of breaks, and weight of the load they carry. Under the law, a trucking company can be held liable for the negligence of its drivers.

Experience and Resources to Mediate or Litigate Your Trucking Accident Claim

We use experience and thorough legal knowledge, coupled with vast resources, to build your tractor-trailer crash injury claim based on the facts. Expertise comes from our network of trucking industry experts and accident reconstructionists. From there, we seek the best resolution, through negotiation, mediation or litigation.

Catastrophic Injuries When Safety Was Not a Priority

Before getting into the truck cab, a driver is required to perform a pre-trip inspection so that when a truck driver before the driver turns the ignition key, they are doing so with the notion that everything is safe. The pre-trip inspection is to detect problems before the rig gets on the street. There have to be periodic brake checks, including caliper settings, hydraulic, pneumatic and air brakes, adequate sleep and rest time in accordance with federal laws, and a trailer load that is properly secured, loaded and manageable. If they fall short, each and every car they pass is at risk of an accident. Every driver could suffer injury or death. These requirements apply to all interstate drivers and the failure to do any of these things often results in negligent driving and is often the cause of a truck accident resulting in serious injury. It does not matter what kind of truck as these requirements apply to:

  • Tanker Trucks - Oilfield Trucks- Pipe Haulers- Chemical Trucks and other trucks with trailers carrying hazardous materials
  • Slow Moving - Log Trucks, Garbage Trucks, Dump Trucks, Cement Trucks, Gravel Trucks and Construction Zone Trucks entering and exiting a highway construction zone, Wide-Load Convoys, Bulldozers, Farm Equipment and slow moving Paving Equipment
  • Freight Liners, UPS, DHL, Fed-Ex, U-Haul, Mayflower and other van lines
  • Shuttle Bus, Casino Bus, Vacation Bus, Tour Bus, Greyhound Buses
  • Most all other 18-wheeler, Big-Rig, Flatbeds, Tractor/Trailer combinations

Commercial Trucks Not Large In Size But With A Large Insurance Policy

The difference in size of cash settlements in commercial truck cases are potentially much larger than auto to auto accidents generally for one reason: the size of the insurance policy. You know that your personal auto policy is sometimes as low as the Florida state mandatory minimum limits. When there is a commercial vehicle, such as a company van, company pick-up, tow trucks, etc., the policies of insurance coverage are usually much larger and you can be fairly and fully compensated when the driver is negligent.

Advocacy for Clients Throughout Florida

At Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., we represent Florida residents injured in tractor-trailer accidents caused by:

Contact us if you have been injured in a truck accident while driving on I-10, I-75, I-95, I-295, I-4, Hwy 19, Hwy 301, Hwy 1, Hwy 301, Hwy 27 or Hwy 98.

Experience and Resources to Establish Your Truck Crash Claim

In holding negligent truck drivers accountable, we review all records related to your medical condition and the responsible party's driving record. We employ a network of experts to investigate the accident scene, reconstruct the tragic events, and analyze the data from the truck's black box. Truck driving cases are complex, but we are equipped to provide a higher level of representation.

We Have A National Network of Competent Truck Accident Lawyers

At times, we need a local Florida law firm to assist us perform various functions. In light of this, we have already put in place an arrangement with Florida-based competent counsel that we have already vetted and that we can call on in a moment's notice and at no additional fee charge to you.

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced personal injury lawyer regarding an 18-wheeler wreck, please contact us.

Northern Florida Truck Routes

It is easy for a lawyer to pay someone to throw a up a Truck Lawyer's web site. However, if they are truly truck accident lawyers, they will not have the information that involves true truck routes. They will simply have the major cities. We know where the serious accidents are going to occur because we do this day in and day out.

US 29 - This route is the main route from Alabama to Pensacola. This is Escambia County.

US 129 - From Avoca to Chiefland. This route includes the Counties of Hamilton, Suwanee, Gilchrist & Levy.

US 221 - Runs from Virginia to Perry. Once entering Florida, this two lane heavily traveled truck route covers towns of Greenville, Shady Grove, Sirmans, & Lake bird. The Counties include Taylor & Madison. Trucks are routed around Perry's downtown area via "Truck Route 221".

US 231 - Though laden with commercial tractor trailer traffic, this route also serves for tourists a scenic way to see Florida's towns of Campbellton, Cottondale, Betts, Youngstown, Nixon, Cairo & Hiland Park and covers Bay & Jackson Counties.

US 319 - Going right through the home of the Florida State Seminoles, US 319 truly is a beautiful drive for a Florida resident or a "snow bird. All too often, however, it has seen its share of carnage from serious fatal truck accidents. It covers Apalachicola, Eastpoint, Carrabelle, Sopchoppy, Medart, Crawfordville & Bradford while covering the Counties of Leo, Wakulla, and Franklin.

US 331- Is the final truck route in the "Northern" Section of Florida going through Liberty, De Funiak Springs, Owl's Head and Freeport.

These are dangerous areas in Florida and the trucking companies below know this but yet accidents happen every day. When this occurs, call the lawyers that will help you through to the end.

Florida Trucking Companies

  • A & A Transfer & Storage, INC.
  • A. R. Paquette & Co., INC.
  • Ajt Trucking, INC.
  • American Bulk Transport, INC.
  • American Marine Transport, INC.
  • Armellini Express Lines, INC.
  • Birdsall, INC.
  • Bynum Transport, INC.
  • Carroll Fulmer Logistics Corporation
  • Cypress Truck Lines, INC.
  • Exxact Transport, INC.
  • Fec Highway Services
  • Gene Hyde Trucking Company, INC.
  • Gold Coast Freightways, INC.
  • Joule Yacht Transport, INC.
  • Land Span, INC.
  • Landstar Express America, INC.
  • Landstar Gemini, INC.
  • Landstar Ligon, INC,
  • Landstar Ranger, INC.
  • Lester Coggins Trucking, INC.
  • Lew Thompson And Son, INC.

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