Orlando Truck Accident Attorney

Every year thousands of large trucks are involved in fatal accidents on Florida roads and highways. When a passenger vehicle weighing less than 3,000 pounds collides with a semi tractor trailer weighing over 80,000 pounds, the passenger vehicle and its occupants often pay the price for the truck driver or owner’s negligence. Every year semi trucks, construction and commercial trucks accidents leave thousands of people dead or seriously injured.

In 2013 a study conducted for the Florida Department of Transportation concluded that Florida’s fatality rate is 1.3% higher than the national average and ranks 25th nationally for the number of traffic fatalities. Heavy trucks represent twice the percentage of fatalities than that of passenger cars.

Semi tractor trailers aren’t the only type of trucks that can cause serious personal injury or wrongful death in a motor vehicle accident. There are many different types of commercial vehicles that can cause severe injury.

  • Dump trucks
  • Bulldozers
  • Bobcats
  • Moving vans
  • Grocery Trucks
  • Delivery Vans
  • Ambulances
  • Garbage Trucks

Recent Case Result

The Umansky Law Firm represented a retired executive that suffered severe injuries as a result of an automobile accident. Before the accident, our client was under the care of a cardiologist for a pre-existing heart condition. Due to the injuries he suffered during the accident, our client had to undergo neck surgery. After the surgery, while in the post-operation area, our client suffered a heart attack. The insurance company argued that our client had pre-existing degenerative changes in his spine and was in his late sixties. After thorough investigation and negotiation, we convinced the insurance company that the stress of the neck surgery caused the heart attack and that the neck surgery was directly related to the accident. Our client was awarded $275,000 in full coverage limits from the at-fault insurance company and from our client’s uninsured motorist insurer.verdicts & settlements page.

Whether you were hit by a moving van or a pizza delivery car, filing an injury claim involving a commercial vehicle can be complicated. An injury claim involving any type of commercial truck is very different than those involving privately owned vehicles. You may be suing a large corporation or the government. Violation of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations may need to be explored.

Typical Causes of Truck Accidents

There are many reasons large truck accidents happen. Driver fatigue or inattention is the major cause of semi truck accidents however possible reasons include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Improper Maintenance
  • Improper Loading Procedure
  • Drug or Alcohol Abuse
  • Tire Tread Separation
  • Faulty Brakes
  • Speeding
  • Improper training
  • Lack of a commercial drivers’ license (CDL)
  • Violation of FMCSA standards

Strategies for Success in a Truck Accident Case

A truck accident claim is very different from a typical car accident. Whether you were hit by a moving van or a pizza delivery car, filing an injury claim involving a commercial vehicle can be complicated. You may be suing a large corporation or the government. Large commercial trucks must comply with state and federal regulations, including the provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration(FMCSA) regarding how long a trucker can drive each day.

One of the keys to success in a construction truck accident claim is to identify all parties who caused the accident and who are possible sources of liability. Our attorneys examine the scene of the accident, obtain the driver’s log books, review the police report, talk to the investigating officer, and obtain the driver’s driving record.

If available we gather data from the truck’s satellite tracking system and “black box” control module. In most cases, we will hire an expert accident reconstructionist to determine what happened and who is at fault. Once we determine who is actually at fault we may pursue compensation from the driver, the general contractor, the truck’s owner, among others.

Contact an Orlando Truck Accident Injury Attorney

If you have been involved in a semi, commercial or any type of motor vehicle accident, please contact our auto accident lawyers today for a free case consultation at 407-228-3838.

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Case Results

Burglary of Dwelling; Petit Theft

Withhold with 6 months probation and impulse control; adjudication withheld

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped


Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed


Failed to Yield at Intersection

Not Guilty

Leave Scene Of A Crash W/Property Damage (M2)

Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication


Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

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Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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