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.
My girlfriend and I were in a car accident in South Florida back on Mother?s Day - it was not a good experience. We did not know where to start since it happened in SWFL and we both live here in Gainesville. I did some research online & this firm was the one that stuck out the most to me. This was the only call I made in my search to a firm representing us. I could not be any happier with my decision. Mr. Mercadante, Mrs. Payne & the whole staff have been an awesome help! They are so great, fast, knowledgeable, friendly, caring, passionate and professional. They walked us through every step, they referred me to a number of people around town to help with the needs of my girlfriend and I. That was the biggest help because we had no clue about anything here in Gainesville since we were new here. This may be a small firm but they have a huge impact on the community they serve! That truly speaks volumes! Schackow & Mercadante truly cares about the community and their clients! When you choose this firm to help with any of your needs, you will not be just another client or number like other firms, you?ll become a part of their family!! I am glad I chose Schackow & Mercadante!
— Samuel Leccima