Truck Accident Attorney in Gainesville
Did you know one out of every nine large truck accidents results in fatality?
If not, the statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration clearly demonstrate the unique dangers posed by the semis and tractor trailers that increasingly crowd our Interstates and local roadways. According to the NHTSA's Fatality Analysis Reporting System, a total of 4,995 victims died as a result of truck-related crashes in 2006. What makes these accidents different are the numerous complex and challenging legal issues involved. In fact, seeking restitution for damages frequently requires a claim against the driver's auto insurance policy as well as the trucking company's liability policy, and possibly other entities. Our goal is to preserve the necessary evidences to prove your claim and ensure that those liable for your injuries or loss are held accountable.
At Schackow & Mercadante, our legal team can represent your claim involving a large truck or commercial hauler to include:
- Trucking Company Negligence
- Driver Hour Violations
- DUI or Overly Aggressive Driving
- Failed Safety Systems
- Overloaded or Oversized Trucks
Settling a Commercial Vehicle Accident Claim
It is not unusual for a truck's owner or their insurance company to offer a quick settlement that may be well below your financial needs. Never rush to settle with a defendant's adjuster following a truck accident, but don't compromise your rights to seek compensation by waiting too long to take action. Our lawyers can help you obtain the immediate medical care you need as well as seek compensation for lost wages, long-term rehabilitation, permanent disabilities, and more. If you've been involved in an accident with any commercial vehicle, our truck accident attorney can meet with you in Gainesville, Ocala, Lake City or Palatka to discuss the specifics of your claim. Contact us toll free at 1-877-798-7700 for a "no obligations" consultation.
DISCLAIMER: This website does not seek to nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. The content is provided "as is" and should not be construed as legal advice on any matter of personal injury or wrongful death. Victims should seek immediate legal counsel following any serious accident or injury.
The Law Offices of Schackow & Mercadante, P.A. proudly serve the Central / North Florida residents of Gainesville, Lake City, Palatka and Ocala.
In October of 2014 I was riding my motorcycle when a truck pulled out in front of me. After months of dealing with a lackluster attorney I was referred to Gerald (Gerry) Schackow at Schackow & Mercadante. I felt welcomed and was treated very well throughout the entire process. Gerry was able to close my settlement for a larger sum than I had expected and was able to do so in less than 5 weeks from the day I first contacted him. Dealing with insurance after an accident is not easy but the folks at Schackow & Mercadante will treat you well and explain your options in a clear and concise manner. Very appreciative of the professionalism and courtesy of this office and would recommend that anyone use their services.
— Casey King