Weighing 20 times more than the average passenger vehicle, a tractor-trailer can too easily cause catastrophic injury or death to the occupants of a car when the two collide. Sadly, efforts to improve truck safety are often stymied by powerful trucking industry lobbyists who use their influence to keep truck safety regulations from burdening their ability to deliver their limitless tons of freight as quickly as possible. The losers in this equation are the individuals and families on Florida roads and highways unfortunate enough to be involved in a collision with a fully-loaded semi. When a tragedy like that occurs, attorney Salesia Smith-Gordon and her team in West Palm Beach stand up for the rights of the victims and work tirelessly to get them the compensation they deserve. Our firm’s trucking accident practice holds truckers and trucking companies accountable for accidents caused by their negligence in instances like the following:
- Overtired or Fatigued Drivers
- Drivers Falling Asleep at the Wheel
- Dangerous, Aggressive Maneuvers
- Driving Under the Influence of Stimulants
- Failing to Provide Sufficient Stopping Distance
- Driving with Brakes Out-of-Adjustment
- Driving on Bad Tires
- Driving with an Unbalanced Load
When a big rig is involved in an accident, the trucking companies and their insurance carriers may offer a quick cash settlement to make your claim go away, or they may vigorously fight your claim in court. Either way, it is essential to obtain a strong, successful attorney to represent you to make sure your rights are protected and that you get the proper amount of compensation for the harm done to you. As someone who has successfully represented many accident victims in West Palm Beach, I understand the monetary value of your claim and will fight to get the right amount of compensation to help you deal with your injuries and the challenges they bring.
Salesia Smith-Gordon works with trucking companies and their insurers to negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement. When a settlement cannot be reached, Ms. Smith-Gordon is no stranger to the courtroom, where she is ready to fight for your right to full compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other legal damages. In West Palm Beach, call Attorney Salesia Smith-Gordon at 561-655-9279 for a free consultation on your potential claims.