Truck Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents involving commercial trucks can cause significant damage and injuries in an instant. With a large number of trucks on the  roads, accidents involving trucks are commonplace. Whether you are the operator of a truck who was involved in an accident with another at fault vehicle or the driver of a car hit by a truck, you should seek legal representation immediately.


Contact Us Today

Motor vehicle accidents involving commercial trucks can cause significant damage and injuries in an instant. With a large number of trucks on the  roads, accidents involving trucks are commonplace. Whether you are the operator of a truck who was involved in an accident with another at fault vehicle or the driver of a car hit by a truck, you should seek legal representation immediately!

What are the Common Causes of Truck Accidents?

Truck accidents can occur due to various reasons. Some of the most common are listed below:

  • Sleep Deprivation: Many truck accidents are caused by drivers who work long hours and late nights  on the road with little sleep. Sleep deprivation is common and reduces the ability to properly operate a truck safely.
  • Impairment: Driving under the influence of alcohol, narcotics or prescribed medication is a common cause of accidents. This applies to truckers and the drivers of automobiles alike.
  • Poor Truck Maintenance: Some trucking companies provide and dispatch drivers with unsafe trucks that have poor braking systems, unsafe tires, and other components that can cause sudden failure. It is imperative that commercial trucks are inspected and tested regularly in accordance with state regulations before being placed on the road.
  • Distracted Driving: Truckers spend a significant amount of time on the road. Drivers who want to meet deadlines can be forced to drink, eat or perform other activities while driving. Multitasking diverts the trucker's attention from his surroundings and places other motorists at risk. Some of the most significant distractions include texting, watching videos, checking social media, or making telephone calls. Truck accidents caused by these distractions are very common despite being illegal under state and federal trucking laws. Distracted driving is not limited to truckers. Operators of automobiles are oftentimes easily distracted by the same means.
  • Reckless Driving: Operating a truck is a high pressure occupation. Strict deadlines are expected to be met and deliveries are required  to be made timely. Truck Drivers may drive more aggressively and recklessly in an effort to meet these rigorous demands.
  • Overloaded Trailers: There are strict regulations on how much cargo a trailer can carry. However, some companies overload trailers intentionally to make fewer trips. Overloading can significantly affect the driver's ability to stop or turn suddenly causing accidents. Occasionally accidents are also caused when a truck’s cargo falls off the truck striking another vehicle or landing in the roadway creating a hazard.

How a Florida or New York Truck Accident Attorney Can Help

If you have been involved in an accident with a truck or if you are a trucker who was involved in an accident that was not your fault, it is important that you pursue legal representation. Personal injury law is complicated, and oftentimes multiple parties are  involved. Accidents involving trucks may also concern vehicles from different states which raises the question of the correct court (venue) to file the lawsuit.  

You may also be entitled to Workman’s Compensation Benefits

If you are a truck driver who was injured in an accident while on the job or if you are the operator of a vehicle involved in an accident while driving in furtherance of your employment,  you may also be entitled to workman’s compensation benefits. You should contact an accident attorney immediately to file a workman’s compensation claim.

Contact an Experienced Truck Accident Attorney Today for a Free Consultation

At the Law Offices of Evan N. Ross, P.A., we are committed to helping truck accident victims recover maximum compensation for damages and injuries. We will provide the representation and support you need. We are Licensed in Florida, New York and New Jersey. Contact us using our online form or call us at (954) 302-6396 for a free consultation!!


What our clients and colleagues say about us.

For over 20 years, we have helped the good people of Florida, New York and New Jersey receive compensation and justice for their accident related injuries. We take great pride and satisfaction in achieving positive results for our clients.

BEST attorneys I've ever had the pleasure of working with! they handled a few of my and my family's personal injury cases throught the years and the level of professionalism is outstanding! Evan Ross has treated both me and my family members with such care and concern. Their time, commitment, hard work and attention to detail has payed off every time. It's not easy finding an attorney that truly makes you feel that your case is the only case they're working on. I highly recommend this firm!

Mary M.

If I could go back in time, I wish I would have met Evan sooner. I had lawyers before, but never like Evan Ross. He treats every client with privacy, respect and like family. If you ever need legal advise, Evan is your man.

Simon H.

Many thanks to Evan Ross for his professional, courteous service. Finding a good lawyer is not easy, I highly recommend this company.

M. W.

I work closely with Evan Ross, who is a tenacious and skilled advocate. His efforts and dogged litigation style results in insutance companies paying significant sums to his injured clients. Further, their staff is helpful, knowledgeable, and pleasant to deal with. I strongly endorse Evan Ross and look foorward to my continued relationship with the firm.

Andrew B.

This firm operates with integrity and came through for my family. Evan and his staff provided constant communication, keeping us up to date throughout the entire process... and most importantly they kept every promise they made to us. My grandfather was retired for many years when he was injured at a supermarket. Evan is not only a phenomenal litigator. him and his staff are also wam, caring and compassionate. They fouht hard for my Grandfather to get him more money that expected and they delivered.

Mitch T.

My mom was struck by yellow taxi back in 2016, she was severely injured. I had the good fortune of being referred to Evan Ross by an acquaintance who had been represented by him in an auto accident. I am happy to say that my mom's case settled recently for much more than we expected and she did not even have to appear in court. We are very grateful to the staff and to Mr. Ross for his unwavering support during this very troubling period. I highly recommend this firm.

Y. L.

I can't thank enough Evan Ross and his amazing staff for their professionalism, cortesy, honest, itegrity and hard work. My lawyer went above and beyond to deliver the results we'd hope for, and more. They truly care about ther clients. I give them 5 stars and highly recommend this firm. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Rachel J.

As a defense attorney I have had the privilege of opposing Evan many times in the past 20 years. I can say with certainty he has the rare ability to be a formidable adversary and a zealot advocate for his injured clients while still practicing law like a gentleman. That combination has allowed him to obtain the highest verdicts and settlements possible for his clients.

G. F.

My family has used Evan for as long as I can remember. He is one of the best personal injury attorneys we have came across. I cannot recommend Evan more. He is kind, caring, and compassionate with me every time; his attention to detail and response times with updates on my cases always left me feeling impressed. Thank you Evan!

T. B.

Contact Us Today

We will fight hard for you and keep you informed of the status of your case every step of the way.