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Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyer Serving Palm Beach County, FL

Get the legal help you deserve after a wreck with an 18-wheeler in Florida

While driving along the highway in Palm Beach County, the towering presence of tractor-trailers may seem like a routine part of your commute. However, the situation can quickly take a turn for the worse. Tractor-trailer accidents are serious incidents that can result in significant injuries for everyone involved.

If you find yourself injured in this type of truck accident, do not hesitate to seek legal help from an experienced tractor-trailer accident attorney who knows how to hold negligent truckers and trucking companies accountable.

At The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A. in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, we are committed to aiding individuals in Palm Beach County who have been injured in tractor-trailer accidents. Your case is our top priority, and we are dedicated to ensuring you receive the support and compensation you rightfully deserve under Florida law.

What is a tractor-trailer?

A tractor-trailer, also known as an 18-wheeler, is a large commercial truck consisting of two main parts: the tractor and the trailer. Tractor-trailers are commonly used for transporting goods over long distances on highways and roads.

The tractor, or cab, is the front part of the truck where the driver sits and controls the vehicle. It contains the engine, transmission, and driver’s compartment. The trailer is the rear part of the truck, which is attached to the tractor and carries cargo.

Causes of tractor-trailer accidents


Tractor-trailer accidents caused by driver fatigue often occur when truck drivers push themselves to meet tight delivery schedules, leading to drowsiness and decreased alertness. Fatigued drivers may have slower reaction times and impaired judgment, increasing the risk of accidents on the road.

Unsecured cargo

Tractor-trailer accidents caused by unsecured cargo occur when items being transported in the trailer shift or fall onto the road, creating hazardous conditions for other vehicles. Improperly secured cargo can lead to sudden weight shifts, loss of control, and even cargo spillage, posing serious risks to motorists.

Drunk driving

When truckers drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they become impaired and unfit to safely maneuver these large vehicles. Intoxicated drivers may experience impaired coordination, reduced judgment, and slower reaction times, significantly increasing the likelihood of tractor-trailer accidents and endangering other road users.

Mechanical/maintenance problems

Tractor-trailer accidents resulting from mechanical, or maintenance issues often stem from neglected maintenance, faulty equipment, or inadequate inspections. Common problems include brake failures, tire blowouts, steering malfunctions, and other mechanical issues that compromise the truck’s safety and increase the risk of accidents on the road.

What can I recover for a tractor-trailer accident?

Calculating compensation for a tractor-trailer accident involves assessing various factors to determine the extent of damages incurred by the victim. Factors considered include medical expenses, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and any long-term or permanent disabilities resulting from the accident. Additionally, the severity of injuries, impact on the victim’s quality of life, and future medical needs are considered.

Victims of tractor-trailer accidents may be eligible to recover compensation for various damages, including:

  • Medical expenses: Covering costs associated with hospitalization, surgery, medication, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical treatment.
  • Lost income: Compensation for wages lost due to the inability to work during recovery or any long-term disability.
  • Pain and suffering: Compensation for physical pain, emotional distress, and psychological trauma caused by the accident.
  • Disability and disfigurement: Compensation for any permanent disabilities, disfigurement, or loss of limb resulting from the accident.
  • Loss of consortium: Compensation for the impact of the accident on the victim’s relationship with their spouse or family members.

These damages aim to provide financial relief and support to victims of tractor-trailer accidents, helping them recover and rebuild their lives in the aftermath of a traumatic incident.

Supporting trucking accident victims in Florida for over 30 years

In the aftermath of a tractor-trailer accident, it’s crucial to have the right advocate on your side. At The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A., Mr. Shomo and his dedicated legal team are here to provide that support and guide you through the process of seeking compensation for your losses. Don’t navigate this journey alone – contact us today for a free consultation, and let our law firm help you move on from your tractor-trailer accident.

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