Truck Accident Lawyers


Truck Accident Lawyers - Sarasota, Bradenton, Punta Gorda, Tallahassee
Commercial trucks are a common sight on Florida roadways, transporting heavy loads of goods or other materials. Like every other motor vehicle, semi-trucks are sometimes involved in accidents. Because of their sheer size and weight, commercial trucks are far more likely to cause serious physical injuries or death than passenger vehicles, when they are involved in an accident.

Truck drivers have a legal obligation to abide by federal and state trucking regulations when on duty and to obey the rules of the road. Unfortunately, many truck drivers place other motorists at risk because they want to meet a deadline or accumulate more hours. The results of such negligent and reckless actions can be catastrophic.

Outside of driver negligence, the truck itself can create dangers for the motorists around it. Mechanical failure of the truck, insufficiently maintained trucks or trailers and inadequately secured cargo can all cause serious accidents. Regardless of the cause, passenger vehicles colliding with an 80,000 pound vehicle, at a high rate of speed, can have a lifetime of consequences for the victims involved.



What You Should Know About Florida Truck Accident Cases…

Who Can Be Held Liable for Truck Accident Injuries?

  • The truck driver for negligent or reckless driving
  • The trucking company
  • The freight company responsible for loading the cargo
  • The owner of the truck or trailer
  • A manufacturer, designer, or distributor of a defective vehicle component
  • A third-party maintenance company for inadequate or failed maintenance

Why Do I Need a Truck Accident Lawyer?

Successfully trying a truck accident lawsuit requires an exhaustive understanding of both state and federal laws, the drive and determination to win, and practical litigation experience. Trucking companies and insurance companies have the resources and the wherewithal to vigorously defend their interests against truck accident claims. It can be extremely difficult to reach a fair case resolution unless you have sound legal counsel on your side.

Why Hire Lutz, Bobo & Telfair, P.A.?

Lutz, Bobo & Telfair, P.A. is recognized as one of the premier civil trial law firms in Southwest Florida. We are Martindale-Hubbell AV® rated, the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards. Our personal injury law firm excels at handling complex truck accident and wrongful death claims.

A variety of parties can be held liable in a truck accident, depending on the circumstances and the cause. Our experienced truck accident lawyers can review your case and conduct an independent analysis of the accident evidence to help determine liability.

If you’ve been seriously injured or are the spouse of someone killed in a truck accident, we invite you to contact our experienced attorneys today. We offer no cost case reviews for all injury cases. We also work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you owe no attorney’s fees unless we settle your claim or win a favorable judgement in court.

What Our Clients Have to Say


Common Causes of Truck Accidents

  • Driving a commercial vehicle with inadequate or no training
  • Driving over the speed limit or in a manner that is unsafe for the conditions
  • Driving under the influence
  • Truck rollovers
  • Driver fatigue, which is often brought on by long hours on the road
  • Improperly securing a load
  • Overloading a truck or trailer
  • Improperly maintaining the vehicle
  • Reckless and generally unsafe driving
  • Mechanical failure of the truck or trailer
  • Defective components on the truck or trailer

What Damages are Available in a Florida Truck Accident Case?



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Sarasota Office:

2 N. Tamiami Trail, 5th Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236

Toll Free: (866) 802-8182
Local: (941) 951-1800
Fax: (941) 366-1603


Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 5:15 PM

Saturday & Sunday Closed

Tallahassee Office:

2155 Delta Blvd, Suite 210-B
Tallahassee, Florida 32303

Toll Free: (877) 521-0890
Local: (850) 521-0890
Fax: (850) 521-0891


Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 5:15 PM

Saturday & Sunday Closed

Bradenton Office:

1201 6th Ave. W., Suite 109
Bradenton, FL 34205

Toll Free: (866) 802-8182
Local: (941) 806-0356
Fax: (941) 366-1603


Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 5:15 PM

Saturday & Sunday Closed

Punta Gorda Office:

122 Nesbit Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Toll Free: (866) 802-8182
Local: (941) 655-6910
Fax: (941) 366-1603


Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 5:15 PM

Saturday & Sunday Closed