Underride Truck Accidents
An Orlando attorney with the experience necessary to win your claim
Very few people in passenger vehicles walk away from an underride truck accident. In this type of accident, a smaller vehicle becomes lodged under the trailer of a big rig. When a car skids or slides underneath a tractor-trailer, the force often shears off or crumples the vehicle’s roof, killing or seriously injuring the driver and passengers inside.
Florida’s highways – including I-4, I-10 and the Turnpike – are among the most dangerous roads in the nation. The Cerasa Law Firm LLC represents many people in underride accident-related claims. Attorney Michael Cerasa knows how to build strong cases that can help victims and their families recover compensation.
The road to recovery following an accident is long and expenses can add up quickly. This includes current and future medical bills. You get one shot at compensation. If you need addition treatment for your injury years from now, you can’t go back and ask the insurance company for more money.
Get Cerasa. Get Results
Truck accident lawyer Michael Cerasa is passionate about accident victims’ rights. When the insurance company wants to reject or minimize your claim, he pushes back with a solid case the adjusters will have to work overtime trying to deny. If the insurance companies won’t agree to a settlement that meets your needs, he is prepared to fight for you in court.
If you were injured or have a loved one who was hurt or killed in an underride accident, the sooner you consult with an experienced attorney, the better. Attorney Cerasa will handle the insurance companies for you and fully investigate the accident. We are determined to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Underride safety regulations
In the 1970s, the U.S. passed a requirement that all large trucks install and maintain back underride guards. The safety equipment has saved numerous lives. The simple feature is basically a lowered bar underneath a truck trailer that stops a car from going under the truck at its hood – before the passenger cab.
But trucks are not required to have underride guards on the sides or front. These types of accidents remain a serious problem. At the federal level, underride safety measures have been largely stalled by arguments against the added cost of installing and maintaining new safety equipment.
What causes underride accidents?
Underride accidents are often caused by:
- Risky driving behavior in either the truck or passenger vehicle operator
- Poor driving skills
- Bad technique for passing slower vehicles
- Distracted driving
- Defective truck lights and high-visibility gear failure
- Faulty rear safety guards.
More time on your case than on TV
Attorney Cerasa has a 15-year record of successfully representing accident victims all over Central Florida, from Clearwater to Titusville, Bartow to Inverness and all points in between. He has worked on many different types of truck accident cases. He knows how to apply Florida injury law, negotiate with local insurance adjusters, and cement a winning strategy.
Attorney Cerasa has a reputation for getting to know his clients and being responsive to their questions and needs. TV lawyers spend a lot of time and money on getting new clients, but usually don’t spend much time actually talking to them. Attorney Cerasa founded his own firm so he could give clients more personal attention and guide them through the legal process.
Contact us for a free case consultation. We will listen to the details of the accident and what you require to get your life back on track. Together we will create a strong strategy designed to win your claim.
Our firm represents many clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you pay no down payment, no retainer fee, and no hourly rate. Our fee is calculated into your final settlement or verdict, which is paid by the at-fault person’s insurance company – not you.
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Contact us today.