Tampa Trucking and Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorneys

If you have been injured in a crash with a truck or commercial vehicle, hire a lawyer right away. Chances are, the insurance company has already started its investigation. You don’t want to be caught behind the 8-ball.
— Matthew A. Crist

Accidents involving 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles frequently result in catastrophic injuries. Under Federal law, the drivers of these trucks and the companies that own them are required to follow hundreds of pages of regulations to operate legally on our highways. These regulations are designed to protect the public and govern everything from the speeds that these trucks are required to operate at to the amount of sleep that the driver needs before heading out on the road.

Hire an Attorney That Will Do an Immediate Investigation

Following any commercial vehicle crash, the trucking company and its insurance company will immediately start their investigations. 

That is why whenever our firm is hired for a trucking accident, we hire our own experts to do their own investigation of the accident as soon as possible.

Get Medical Attention and Gather Information

After an accident with a large truck or commercial vehicle, you should seek immediate medical attention. If you can, take pictures of the accident scene and the truck, and get the names and phone numbers of all witnesses.  Always call law enforcement so you have an official crash report.

Hire the Right Attorney, Right Away

When choosing an attorney to represent you after a trucking accident, you should select a lawyer that has experience in these unique cases, an understanding of the regulations that apply to trucking industry, and the skills and ability to go up against the trucking companies and their insurance companies.

Contact Crist Legal | PA and Tampa Personal Injury Attorney Matthew A. Crist for a free consultation.  You can Contact Us online or call us at (813) 575-5200.

What We've Achieved

  • Achieved the maximum recovery on behalf of a senior citizen who was hit and severely injured by a county bus when it hit her while she was a pedestrian.

  • Successfully represented a driver who was rear-ended and suffered a fractured spine.

  • Experience representing clients who were injured on the job while driving company vehicles and had to seek medical care through worker's compensation.

  • Experience representing clients involved in serious high-speed crashes on highways and interstates.