Bradley Winston, Founding Partner Bradley Winston is the Managing Partner of the South Florida personal injury law firm; Winston Law Firm. He is an expert in civil trial law who has over two decades of legal experience handling a wide variety of personal injury matters. Throughout his career, Mr. Winston has fought hard to protect the rights of his clients and to ensure that they receive all the financial compensation they are entitled to under the law...Click to read more...
Across the nation, throughout Florida and in greater Fort Lauderdale, tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, smaller commercial trucks, city buses and school buses are among the most common and most dangerous vehicles on the road. That’s why you need an experienced truck-accident law firm at your side.
Because of the sheer size of these trucks and the amount of them on the road, truck accidents are frequent occurrences. In 2019, more than 5,000 large trucks were involved in fatal crashes, representing an increase of 43% since 2010. Large trucks, which include commercial and non-commercial vehicles accounted for 10% of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Two years ago, accidents in Florida involving trucks (ranging from light- duty to heavy-duty) accounted for more than 30 fatalities and 150 people horribly injured.
Those harmed go far beyond innocent drivers and passengers in other vehicles. Nationally, thousands of pedestrians and bicyclists are harmed or killed. Those who survive often suffer permanent injuries and mental trauma.
If an accident involving a truck or bus has left you injured or someone you know injured or killed, the attorneys at Winston Law can help.
Among our significant plaintiff settlements and damage awards are:
A $1.5 million settlement involving a tow truck and roadway assistance negligence. After moving a disabled car from the interstate, a tow truck pulled onto a side street with emergency rotating lights activated. The disabled car was not lighted. The plaintiff was riding his motorcycle home after work and crashed into the unlighted car at 45 mph. The motorcycle driver sustained a catastrophic injury.
A $1.2 million verdict regarding a city-owned truck. The plaintiff, was driving his pickup truck north on Federal Highway when a city employee driving a truck owned by a municipality crashed head-on into the plaintiff’s vehicle. The plaintiff’s vehicle was totaled and he suffered neck injuries and ligament and cartilage tears in both knees. The plaintiff declined a city settlement offer of $49,000 made prior to trial. The jury took less than an hour to return a $1.2 million verdict.
A $2 million settlement for a sport utility vehicle driver. A tire on an SUV came apart while in motion, causing a serious rollover motor vehicle accident. The plaintiff suffered a serious injury. The investigation revealed that the tire’s manufacturing defect had been improperly repaired.
A $322,500 settlement for a truck driver. The man fell from the upper deck of a car transport trailer and broke his leg.
For more than three decades, the attorneys at Winston Law Firm have delivered our clients significant personal injury and damage awards in accidents involving trucks, buses and other large vehicles that have resulted in injury and death.
Our investigative experience can reveal critical details others often miss. We can spot when…
- Trucks have been poorly maintained or repaired, or suffered a defect or malfunction
- Trucking companies were negligent in managing their fleet or operators
- Truck or bus operators were negligent or exceeded the number of hours they are allowed to drive each day
- Accidents occurred in “no truck" zones or other locations restricted from large vehicles
- Operators may have been impaired, drunk or under the influence
- Other conditions played a contributing role in the accident
Legal action cannot take back the devastating consequences of a truck accident. It can, however, help victims and families get the financial compensation they deserve. Winston Law Firm attorneys are skilled negotiators who stand up to the insurance companies even our clients’ insurance providers to make sure our clients get their chance at a fair damage award.
When you or someone you know has been involved in a catastrophic truck accident or collision with a bus or other large vehicle, you want Winston Law Firm on your side.
Contact our offices today at (954) 475-9666 to discuss your rights with a member of our legal team.
The material on this webpage contains information about the firm’s past results regarding quality of services delivered. The information has not been reviewed or approved by the Florida Bar.
You should know that:
* The facts and circumstances of your case may differ from the matters in which results and testimonials have been provided.
* All results of cases handled by a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney at the Winston Law Firm are not provided and not all clients have given testimonials.
* The results and testimonials provided are not necessarily representative of all results obtained by the Winston Law Firm or of the experience of all clients or others with the Winston Law Firm. Every case is different, and each client’s case must be evaluated and handled on its own merits.