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Fort Myers Trucking Accident Lawyer

Accidents involving commercial trucks — also called big rigs, tractor-trailers, and 18-wheelers — often result in catastrophic injuries. Since the trucking industry is highly regulated, you need an attorney who is well-versed in both the state and federal laws concerning trucking in Florida. You need The Law Office of Terry S. Nelson, P.A.

Terry S. Nelson is a board-certified civil trial attorney. Our firm gives personal attention and feedback to all our injured clients, and we are prepared to help you secure the compensation you deserve.

Trucking Negligence And Its Serious Effects

Commercial trucks are much heavier than other vehicles and are more difficult to drive. Many trucking accidents involve negligence or wrongdoing on the part of the truck driver or trucking company, such as:

  • Driver fatigue: the trucker does not take required rest breaks
  • Record falsification: the trucker’s logbook records about breaks or driving time are not truthful
  • Poor maintenance or defective equipment: the truck is not properly maintained or bald tires are not replaced

Trucking company negligence can have devastating effects. Injuries in trucking accidents can include brain injury or spinal cord injury. The Law Office of Terry S. Nelson, P.A., has also handled many cases of wrongful death due to fatal truck crashes or other trucking accidents.

Experienced Litigators To Help You Fight Trucking Companies

Personal injury cases against commercial truck owners involve both the state and federal laws that are different than those in car accidents. Trucking companies are heavily regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Regulation Act. Our experienced trial lawyers will hold drivers and trucking companies who negligently or willfully break federal laws accountable for their actions.

A lawyer can help you find out what your options are in your trucking accident case. Our firm offers free consultations and works on a contingency fee basis. We do not charge you for costs or fees unless we make a successful recovery for you.

Contact Our Port Charlotte, Florida, Truck Wreck Attorney

For representation after a truck wreck or pickup truck crash, contact The Law Office of Terry S. Nelson, P.A., in Fort Myers. We can be reached by phone at 239-334-1789 or through the intake form on our contact us page.