When a commercial truck rolls over and quickly moves toward other motorists on the road, a severe wreck and other catastrophic injuries may result from this incident. Whether the driver was careless, the trucking company skirted federal rules, or a defective system caused the accident, you will need extensive medical care and other financial assistance while you recover.

After sustaining harm from a rollover truck accident in Sarasota, you deserve compensation and steadfast expertise from the lawyers handling your case. The experienced truck accident attorneys at Dannheisser Injury Law have a proven track record of recovering full value for injuries, damages, and lawsuits. Our team will tirelessly advocate for you during this difficult time.

Defining Negligence Factors

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is responsible for the rules truckers and trucking companies must follow. A negligence case could be made when those rules are broken, such as driving too many hours in a week or overloading a trailer. Actions that serve as a basis for a rollover truck accident lawsuit in Sarasota include:

  • Improper loading of cargo
  • Truckers who exceed safe speeds
  • Truckers who over-correct their truck’s trajectory
  • Distracted driving, such as by eating, talking on a cell phone, or dozing
  • Trucking companies that provide incentives to truckers who exceed allowable driving hours

The attorneys at Dannheisser Injury Law are dedicated to a client’s well-being and will spend as much time as needed to gather and interpret evidence. Through our decades of experience in injury law and the state attorney’s office, we have access to top-of-the-food-chain professionals who can testify on an injured person’s behalf.

Laws Surrounding Liability Insurance

Federal law mandates that trucking companies carry liability insurance at amounts tied to a truck’s weight, intrastate routes, and hazardous cargo, if applicable. According to the US Code of Federal Regulations § 387.9, liability insurance minimums are between $750,000 and $5 million. Our attorneys negotiate with insurers, most of whom have the reputation of lowballing settlement offers. We do not hesitate to reject an offer if it is inadequate to compensate our clients, and we are not afraid to take a claim to court when necessary.

Comparative Negligence

There are times when an injured motorist is partly responsible for a rollover truck wreck in Sarasota. Prior to 2023, even if that party was 99 percent responsible, they could still collect damages that reflected the trucker’s or trucking company’s percentage of responsibility through a doctrine called pure comparative negligence. Under Florida Statutes § 768.81, injured parties can only collect damages if they are not more than 50 percent responsible for the collision. Our attorneys can investigate all the facts surrounding a claim to ensure that a motorist is awarded the maximum compensation available for a claim.

Our Sarasota Attorneys Can Help You After a Rollover Truck Accident Today

Commercial truck accidents upend your life physically, emotionally, and financially. Although trucking companies must carry substantial liability insurance under federal law, it does not mean the insurer will settle for what you need.

Our skilled lawyers will ensure that all compensation is just after you have sustained an injury in a Sarasota rollover truck accident. Call our legal team at Dannheisser Injury Law to set up an initial consultation.

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