Were you involved in a Pensacola truck accident? If so, you could face catastrophic injuries, long-lasting emotional trauma, and expensive medical bills. These injuries may also keep you from earning a living or enjoying your life as you previously had. However, if someone else was responsible for causing the crash, they should also be responsible for compensating you for the harm you suffered as a result. Unfortunately, getting this compensation can be difficult. The powerful trucking interests and insurance companies are known for stacking their legal arsenal high against accident victims. You shouldn’t face their aggressive legal teams on your own. Instead, turn to a Pensacola truck accident lawyer from Cardoso Law, PLLC, for help.
The primary goal of our truck accident attorney is to achieve the best possible outcome for every client we represent. Our truck accident lawyers understand how devastating truck accidents can be, so we will work hard to pursue the full and fair compensation you deserve. Our legal firm has a proven track record of success in truck accident injury claims, and we have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our deserving clients.
Reach out to Cardoso Law, PLLC, for a free initial case review with a Pensacola truck accident lawyer. Let our truck accident lawyers handle the details of your trucking accident case so that you can focus on healing your injuries and getting back to regular life.
What Is Considered a Truck in Florida?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) defines a “truck” in 49 CFR §390.5. The statute states that a truck includes “any self-propelled commercial motor vehicle except a truck tractor, designed and/or used for the transportation of property.” The statute defines a truck tractor as “a self-propelled commercial motor vehicle designed and/or used primarily for drawing other vehicles.”
Examples of vehicles that fall under the FMCSA’s definition of a “truck” or “truck tractor” include:
- Big Rig
- Box truck
- Flatbed truck
- Dump truck
- Waste collection truck
- Cement mixer truck
- Auto transporter
- Tow truck