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Special State and Federal Truck Regulations May Help Your Case

Every day accidental deaths and serious injuries occur to victims and their families who suffer from losses and injuries that will last a lifetime. When you hire The Law Offices of Shapiro & Associates, P.A. to represent you, a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer is dedicated to securing the maximum financial recovery for the injured client and their family.

At the Law Offices of Shapiro & Associates, we offer the highest level of personal service and legal representation. If you have been injured in a truck accident our truck accident lawyer is here to help. When you or a loved one have suffered a serious personal injury due to the fault of another in a truck crash our auto accident attorney can help. We have the experience and knowledge having dedicated our law practice to representing accident victims since 1982. Our truck Accident Lawyer is an expert at trial law and will give you the confidence and peace of mind that your rights and best interests are being fully protected.

If you or a loved one has been injured in one of the thousands of deadly truck accidents each year, contact our truck accident lawyer, It’s a Free Consultation and we’re here to help.

Light Trucks ● Medium Trucks ● Heavy Trucks

Truck accidents involving vans, pickup trucks, box trucks, dump trucks, trailers and tractor trailers contribute to the large number of motor vehicle injuries and deaths each year. An accident involving a Truck or Tractor Trailer may create liability not just for the driver of the tractor, but also for the employer of the driver, the owner of the tractor, the owner of the trailer, the owner of the container being transported, as well as the owner of the load in the container. It is crucial that all liability and damage issues are fully investigated. Additionally, insurance issues must be investigated and explored to uncover all sources of potential recovery. At The Law Offices of Shapiro & Associates, we do an in depth comprehensive investigation and evaluation of each and every case

The truck accident attorney will investigate and analyze your car accident case. Careless drivers are causing accidents. Using cell phones, texting, speeding, not watching the road, etc. In our many years of practicing car crash injury law, we have seen it all.

Tractor Trailer Accidents
Accidents involving Tractor trailers often involve more serious injuries because the trailer sits at a higher level than a car, causing the likelihood of “underride”. An “underride” collision involves the lower passenger vehicle (usually the front) traveling under the higher body of the trailer (usually the rear), this causes the trailer to intrude into the occupant compartment of the lower passenger vehicle causing injury to those inside the car.

In spite of some regulations which require some tractor trailers to have retro reflective tape on the rear and a lower rear bumper, there are still many tractor-trailers lacking proper safety underride protections. Bumpers often do not meet the Department of Transportation standards or collapse on contact.

Underride accidents are often horrific as the big rig trailer often acts as a “can opener” slicing off the passenger and driver-side compartments of the colliding vehicle. Fatalities are very common in these types of accidents. Understanding the mechanics of an accident and hiring the right “expert witnesses” can make or break your truck accident case. Despite efforts to equip a tractor trailer with safety items to prevent an underride accident, there are other factors such as bad weather and driver error that often lead to serious injury or death. In many circumstances a combination of many factors results in an underride accident.

Truck Maintenance
Improper maintenance of trucks can also contribute to accidents. Worn brakes, defective steering, bad tires, improper loading and other equipment failures can cause or substantially contribute to a serious truck accident.

Here are some (but not all) of the important facts that must be analyzed:

  • Were you a passenger or driver?
  • Who was at fault?
  • Were there any witnesses?
  • Is there any video footage?
  • Are there pictures of the scene?
  • Are there pictures of the vehicles?
  • Are there pictures of the injuries?
  • Were any traffic laws violated?
  • Was the seatbelt used?
  • Was this a rear-end accident?
  • Was there a stop sign or traffic light?
  • Was somebody speeding?
  • Was the driver distracted?
  • Was there an illegal lane change?
  • Was the driver texting or using the phone?
  • Was the driver drunk or under the influence?
  • Was this a hit-and-run accident?
  • Are there medical bills and lost wages?
  • Is there any pain and suffering?
  • What injuries were suffered?
  • Was a family member killed or injured?
  • What insurance coverages are available?
  • Etc.

For many years, we have been vigilant in representing the injured and their families. The Law Offices of Shapiro & Associates has achieved million-dollar recoveries for accident deaths and injuries. Our truck accident attorney has been given the highest rating for legal ability and ethics. We have been recognized in the legal community for our accomplishments and this is testament to the fact that fellow lawyers and judges rank us at the highest level of professional excellence.


Death, fractures, nerve damage, paralysis, amputation, blindness and other permanent injuries are only some of the tragedies that could result. These injury victims will most likely suffer damages such as pain, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, expense of hospitalization, medical and nursing care expense, loss of earnings, loss of ability to earn money, and possible aggravation of previously existing conditions. Our clients and their families deserve complete, full and fair compensation and we are dedicated to fighting for this compensation on their behalf.

In representing accident victims, our Board-Certified Civil Trial Lawyer has come to understand the suffering of someone who has been injured and that of families who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Your recovery could include damages from medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of future earnings, or other financial damages.


  • How can I maximize my recovery?
  • Can I collect for pain and suffering?
  • Should I talk to the insurance company?
  • Who will pay my medical bills?
  • Does Florida no-fault insurance law apply?
  • How do I value my case?
  • Can I collect lost wages if I am out of work?
  • What if I got a ticket in the accident?
  • Can my passenger be my only witness?
  • What is uninsured motorist coverage?
  • Am I entitled to $10,000.00 of PIP benefits?
  • Is my spouse entitled to collect? 

It’s a Free Consultation and we’re here to help.

Serving clients throughout Florida (STATEWIDE)

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Experience and knowledge are key elements in winning your case. The Law Offices of Shapiro & Associates has the experience, training and knowledge to win. If you have been seriously injured as the result of a truck accident, the Law Offices of Shapiro & Associates can help protect your rights and assist you in recovering the highest compensation. The sooner you call, the faster we can help you get compensation for medical bills, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an truck accident, call or contact us now for answers to many of your questions.

Our truck accident lawyer will provide a Free Consultation and a no obligation review.

If you cannot come to us, then we will come to you.
We’re glad to visit clients at their home, office, hospital
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Founding Board Certified Trial Lawyer, Jeffrey S. Shapiro, is recognized as an expert by the Florida Bar and is considered to have advanced knowledge and skills

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Please Do Not Delay
Florida has a time limitation on how long after an accident an action may be filed. It is imperative that you understand that there may be one or more statutes of limitations that may apply to your cause of action and would require that your claim be filed prior to the running of any applicable statute of limitations, or your claim will be forever barred.
Disclaimer The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.