Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers located in Tampa, FL

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Tampa Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer

Have you sustained severe, life-changing injuries because of a recent car accident involving a commercial vehicle in Tampa, Florida? Call Winters and Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers. Our award-winning Tampa commercial vehicle accident lawyers can help you fight to recover maximum compensation for your medical bills, loss of income, and related distress.

Collectively, our nationally-acclaimed Florida litigators have 119 years of experience advocating for crash victims and grieving families in Tampa. We have a proven ability to help our clients win top results – with tens of millions in settlements and jury verdicts recovered.

Our experienced attorneys handles all personal injury matters such as truck accidents, Tampa cruise ship accidents, Tampa motorcycle accidents, bus accidents, and many more.

Force the negligent driver, their employer, and their insurance company to take responsibility for your commercial vehicle accident. Call Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers today at (813) 223-6200 and put our acclaimed legal team in your corner. We offer a free consultation, so contact our Tampa, FL law office today.

How Our Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Been Hurt in a Commercial Vehicle Accident

How Our Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Been Hurt in a Commercial Vehicle Accident

What caused your accident with the commercial vehicle? Is the driver at fault? Can their employer be held vicariously liable for your damages? What happens if the insurance company attempts to blame you for the crash and your injuries? How can you know if a commercial vehicle accident settlement offer is fair?

These are tough – but critically important – questions. Don’t try to tackle them on your own. Enlist the help of our trusted and respected Tampa personal injury lawyers.

We know that you have one opportunity to recover compensation for your commercial vehicle accident injuries, and we have the resources and experience you need to achieve top results.

When you turn to Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers for help, you give yourself the time to focus on recovering while our acclaimed litigators handle all aspects of your legal claim:

  • Represent you during early conversations with insurance adjusters and other parties
  • Coordinate an independent investigation of your commercial vehicle accident
  • Review the results of state and/or federal investigations of the crash
  • Gather and analyze medical records, accident reports, property damage, toxicology reports, vehicle maintenance records, witness statements, photographs, and other evidence
  • Determine all potentially liable parties
  • Handle settlement negotiations and work to secure a top-dollar payout
  • File a lawsuit and represent you at trial if you don’t receive a fair settlement

There’s no out-of-pocket cost to hire our personal injury law firm in Tampa. We work on contingency, so there’s no cost unless we win your commercial vehicle accident case.

Call our legal team in Tampa, FL to set up a time to discuss the details of your case for free today. 

Experience Representing Clients in All Types of Commercial Vehicle Accidents in Tampa, FL

The term “commercial vehicle” is used to describe vehicles that are used in interstate commerce to transport goods or passengers.

To be classified as a commercial vehicle by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the vehicle must:

  • Have a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combined weight rating of 10,001 lbs
  • Transport (or be designed to transport) between 9 and 15 paying passengers or 15+ nonpaying passengers, or
  • Be designed or used to transport hazardous materials.

Typically, commercial vehicles can only be operated by motorists who have obtained a Commercial Driver’s License and applicable endorsements.

At Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, we handle all types of commercial vehicle accident cases, including:

  • FedEx accidents
  • UPS accidents
  • USPS accidents
  • Commercial buses
  • Cargo van accidents
  • Passenger van accidents
  • Car hauler accidents
  • Tanker truck accidents
  • Semi-truck accidents
  • Tractor-trailer accidents
  • Dump truck accidents
  • Flatbed truck accidents
  • Bucket truck accidents
  • Street sweeper accidents
  • Garbage truck accidents

We’ve helped clients navigate complex commercial vehicle accident cases for over 20 years. You can benefit from our extensive experience and insight into these complicated matters by calling our law office in Tampa for help today.

Car Accidents Involving Commercial Vehicles Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries

Commercial vehicles are typically larger, heavier, and longer than most other vehicles on the road. As a result, occupants of passenger cars, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians are susceptible to severe or fatal injuries in related accidents.

Commonly reported commercial vehicle accident injuries include:

  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Nerve damage
  • Burns
  • Amputation
  • Back injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Neck injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Catastrophic injury
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Broken bones
  • Crushing injury
  • Wrongful death

You should not hesitate to seek emergency medical treatment after a commercial vehicle accident in Tampa. Get to the closest hospital as soon as you can. Prompt care can limit the chances of life-threatening complications and provide considerable support for a future legal claim for damages.

What’s My Commercial Vehicle Accident Case Worth?

Several factors will be considered when it’s time to calculate the value of your commercial vehicle accident claim:

  • What types of injuries did you sustain in the wreck?
  • Will you require long-term medical treatment?
  • What are your related out-of-pocket costs and expenses?
  • How have your injuries affected your ability to work and earn an income?
  • What insurance coverage is available, and what are the policy limits?
  • Are your injuries legally classified as severe?
  • Do you share responsibility for the commercial vehicle accident?
  • How old are you?
  • What steps were taken to mitigate your injuries?

The more your life changes because of a commercial vehicle accident, the more money you can typically expect to recover in a related claim for damages.

Call our experienced commercial vehicle accident attorneys near you in Tampa to discuss the specific details of your case today.

What Damages Can I Get If I’ve Been Injured in a Tampa Commercial Vehicle Accident?

Whether you file a claim for insurance benefits or seek damages in a commercial vehicle accident lawsuit, you’ll generally be entitled to:

Our Tampa commercial vehicle accident attorneys will help you seek compensation for:

  • Current medical bills
  • Future medical treatment and related medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Disability
  • Property damage
  • Nursing care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Loss of consortium
  • Reduced quality of life

Punitive damages can also be awarded when a case goes to trial and a jury finds that the defendant acted intentionally or with gross negligence. 

At Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, we’ll work tirelessly to secure a financial award that makes things right for you after your commercial vehicle accident.

How Could Shared Fault Impact My Financial Recovery After a Commercial Vehicle Accident in Florida?

Florida law could impact your ability to recover compensation if you share responsibility for your commercial vehicle accident.

Under the state’s modified comparative negligence system, financial awards are barred when you are 51 percent (or more) at fault for an accident.

If you’re partly to blame, damages are reduced proportionately. So, sharing 15 percent of the blame will result in a reduction of damages by 15 percent.

Don’t be surprised when a negligent commercial vehicle driver or their employer attempts to point fingers and blame you for your accident. If you don’t fight back, you could miss out on the opportunity to get the compensation you need and deserve to recover. 

Our commercial vehicle accident attorneys in Tampa will fight to limit the impact of these types of claims. The less fault you share, the more money you can potentially recover for your catastrophic commercial vehicle accident injuries.

What’s the Deadline To File a Florida Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawsuit?

Florida law provides a two-year window in which you can file a lawsuit after a commercial vehicle accident.

This gives you until the second anniversary of your commercial vehicle accident or a family member’s wrongful death to take action.

Once the statute of limitations expires, you give up the right to demand the financial accountability you deserve.

Protect your rights and set yourself up for a well-deserved financial victory by calling Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers for help right away.

Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Tampa Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer

You need time to focus on recovering and moving forward after a life-changing commercial vehicle accident in Tampa. That’s tough to do if you’re trying to pursue a contested legal claim for damages. That’s why you shouldn’t hesitate to call our Tampa commercial vehicle accident lawyers for help.

We’re here to provide the support and guidance you need during this incredibly difficult time of your life. Focus on getting better while our award-winning trial attorneys in Tampa stand up and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

You’ll benefit from a respected legal team with 119+ years of combined experience that’s won millions on behalf of clients like you.

Call our law office in Tampa, FL to set up a free, no-obligation case assessment now.

Karla Rogers
Karla Rogers
Best lawyer ever! I had an accident gave them a call and like three months later, case Settled and full payout... Excellent service!
Lenette Montalvo
Lenette Montalvo
Christopher from Winter and Yonker was amazing. Very nice person to talk to, listen to what I had to say, and even gave his opinion when needed. From start to finish I felt very important and I was impressed by this law firm every one i spoke to made me feel safe and comfortableto. My accident has done a lot of damage to me, and knowing I had an attorney from Winters and Yonker on my side made me feel great. My compensation for my accident is amazing and it will help me in my life. Thank you very much I will definitely recommend this law firm.
coleman vera
coleman vera
I went to Winter & Yonker Law Firm for my Tampa car accident case I was involved in. My case manager throughout the process and she took care of me from start to finish. The process was very seamless, I received the medical treatment that I needed immediately and at the very end, concluded with a very rewarding settlement. I've worked with a few law firms from prior accidents and none can compare to the service OR expertise I received from Mr. Yonker.👉 If you're seeking help for an injury related case, I would definitely recommend working with him and their amazing legal staff at Winter & Yonker Firm in Tampa. I will always use this firm for all my Personal Injury Claims! If you are l@@king for an Attorney to give you Top Notch legal help and the MOST money for your Pain & Suffering then take it from me I'm a paralegal and this firm continues to OUTSHINE them all!
Meredith Wilson
Meredith Wilson
This was my first personal injury experience. I wanted to choose a law office I could trust. A friend of mine recommended the law offices of Winters & Yonker, Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa. Through the entire process Attorney Marc Yonkers was helpful and communication was stellar. I never felt out the loop. I felt confident throughout entire process. Which this month (Sept. 2023) they were able to settle my accident case successfully and to my 100% satisfaction. I cannot recommend Winters & Yonker and or Marc any higher. In short they are firm, fair, aggressive, responsive, super smart and know the numerous ins and outs of Personal Injury cases (which can be quite complicated). Upon hiring them you get a law firm that will leave you confident that your case will be handled expertly and with your interests front and center.
Geneva Ramirez
Geneva Ramirez
Winters and Yonkers has been a legend of the Tampa Bay personal injury Attorney community for a long time. I was in a car accident recently with my husband, we suffered back and neck pains after two days and thought to get someone’s help. I found Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers through a google search and called them right up. The same day Mr. Winters contacted both of us, listened, and was compassionate to our situation. He helped us through the entire process including getting me seen by a Doctor so we could heal our injuries correctly, and we got our medical bills reduced! Bill Winters, my case manager, and the entire staff were very knowledgeable and exceptional at their work. We would like to express my sincere gratitude to them and recommend them without any hesitation to anybody who needs help, don't try and fight the at fault's insurance on your own. If you're injured and need someone to protect your rights you won't find a better Attorney than Bill Winters at Winters & Yonkers!-Geneva, Tampa FL#personalinjurylawyer #caraccidentlawyer #tampainjuryattorney
Shelley Torres
Shelley Torres
Bum Boi
Bum Boi
My wife and I are work in Mediation and Arbitration but know nothing about personal injury cases. When a young delivery Truck driver who was distracted by his phone hit us at full speed and rear-ended us as we were stopped in traffic on Wesley chapel. We knew we needed to hire the best lawyers with PI experience and expertise in the Tampa legal community that we could.From our first phone call with Bill Winters and then all the way through Trial preparation then Trial, we never felt any bad about our case because we knew Bill and the entire staff at Winters and Yonker would take care of us.Their dedication, innovation, motivation, reliability, unparalleled intellect, and exceptional skill as trial lawyers make them extraordinary individuals. My experience working with them was nothing short of exceptional. Experiencing a car accident is an ordeal that encompasses fear, trauma, and frustration. It's a life-changing event in anyone's life. There was no amount of money that could ever make me alright, because I would give any amount of cash to not have to go through the nightmare that the car accident was and continues to be.It took almost 2 years from the time of the car crash to go to trial, but ultimately the jury verdict that Bill Winters got for my family was worth fighting for. There were so many times over the course of the three years that we actively realized how amazing it was that we felt no anxiety or concerns or worries about our case, because Bill is truly outstanding!If you or anyone you know gets hurt in a car accident, call Winters and Yonkers RIGHT AWAY! And then rest assured that you, your family, or friends are being cared for by the ABSOLUTE BEST legal team in Tampa Bay. Thank you, Winters & Yonker!
Glenda Litimco
Glenda Litimco
Winters & Yonker law firm did excellent work with my injury case. Luckily, I was referred to Winters & Yonker from a good friend after I was injured in a car accident. I did some initial research about injury lawyers near me, but the reviews for this office really stood out to me in Tampa. I decided to call and after a single phone conversation, the choice was easy to make! Not only was everyone extremely professional, they made the entire process smooth and clear. I was at ease with each step of the way because they were always there to answer my questions and keep me informed of what was happening. All expectations were met and my settlement was exceeded. I got much more than I thought was even possible from the insurance company. I highly recommend the Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, and their team in Tampa to anyone in need of help after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. You'll be in good hands!
Dandrea Ikner
Dandrea Ikner
This is the best lawyer in town
Nicky Warner
Nicky Warner
Max was amazing! He kept me updated throughout the whole process and was extremely easy to talk with. He also explained everything so I can completely understand it. It was an amazing experience. Thank you, Max!
Erika Smith
Erika Smith
I had a great experience with them! They truly care about you!! Thank you so much🤗
Jonathan Clem
Jonathan Clem
I was injured in a car crash here in town. Since it was essentially a "he said she said" accident case the opposing insurance claimed it was a 50/50 fault. Even though it clearly could not have been my fault. However, Bill worked diligently to get me everything I was needed to get my life back. He worked to get me access to all the doctors I needed and medical treamtment for my neck and back. Plus, a large settlement amount. Bill even took the time to calm me down when I saw the initial amount and cost for seeing my medical bills piling up! He even managed to get them to reduce their bills significantly! Plus, I received as much as possible. Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa provided a great legal service. They were strait forward and honest about the approach, and communicated every aspect of the process. The firm took care of everything. I would 100% without a doubt recommend him if I knew someone that need a personal injury attorney. Given the circumstances of our introduction I hope I never have to, BUT Bill Winters will definitely be my first call if I'm ever injured again!
marie silvers
marie silvers
They are the Best! They care about you as a person!
jorden reagan
jorden reagan
Everyone on their staff is amazing! Chris and Sara won my case and helped me out with an accident that occurred a few months back. They made the entire process so easy! They called with case updates but not too often where it was constant phone calls. It was just enough to know what was going on the whole time without being bombarded. Thankful for Tayler on their staff who helped inform me on why Winters and Yonker was the best choice to go with!
Kimberly Rushton
Kimberly Rushton
Yes, I would highly recommend winners in Yonkers. I worked with Trevor and Trevor was the best. I recommend anyone that ever needs a lawyer to go to them. They are the best.
Pat Pawelkop
Pat Pawelkop
Highly recommend. Bill Winters and his staff took time to answer my questions, and handled my case in a timely and professional manner. I almost didn't contact a lawyer over my "small" injury case because I feared it would be so difficult and stressful. But he got me the settlement that my insurance company owed me, and I would never have been able to do that on my own. And with less stress that I anticipated. I'm glad I called them.
Amysway Barton
Amysway Barton
Always available
Certified Soul
Certified Soul
Winters and Yonker is who you want to go to when you get in a car accident because they will take care of you and won’t let you get low balled on your settlement. I got in a car accident where my back and shoulder was injured and I was referred to a attorney named Trevor. I appreciate Trevor for handling my case and keeping me informed with all the information I needed.
Sean S
Sean S
One of the best law firms in Tampa. My family was involved in a serious car accident. We went to that other personal injury firm with the two M's they were trying to make us settle the case quickly and they we're not listening to us with the arrogant attitude that they were the experts and we were just ignorant. We promptly fired them and then hired Winters & yonker. Our settlement was 5 times higher than what the MM wanted to settle for.I would like to thank Winters and Yonkers entire staff for a wonderful experience. They were all very knowledgeable and walked us through the whole process. We really felt like they cared, unlike the other firm.
Linda Robinson
Linda Robinson
I’m giving Winters & Yonker a shout out. My mother fell in Winn Dixie afew months ago. Her first choice wasMorgan & Morgan; however, after theinterview with them they decided not to take the case. My perception was that it was not a big enough case for them. I knew that she deserved to be compensated for her injuries, and I had mad faith in Winters & Yonker from using them in the past. They not only took the case but settled it in record time. Thanks Winters and Yonker, and I like to send a special thank you to Christopher Smith, who was never to busy when I needed answers. I would recommend your law firm to anyone. I found you to be ethical, professional, and respectful to my family, but most of all you will fight for the little guy. Much love and respect. God bless you all and your families👏👏👏👏
Reuben Rodriques
Reuben Rodriques
Other said it couldn't be done called your law firm and immediately you got on it impressive shocking furthermore you showed integrity did what you had to do though you didn't have to do it and I was shockingly pleased thank you you surprised me had I to choose any other law firm I would not hesitate to call you or share my experience with my friends thank you once again from me and my family amen
Hameed Owens
Hameed Owens
Myrtle Graham
Myrtle Graham
I was searching for a local car accident lawyer near me after I was rear-ended by someone earlier this month. I was being pushed around by the at-fault driver's insurance company and needed some legal help.I found Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers through Google Maps and decided to get a free consult. I called the Tampa office of this firm and talked to them about my options. I briefly told them of my situation and was connected to Bill shortly after. He was extremely informative and was very professional. By the end of the same day he had me meet with a private investigator and referred me to a chiropractor nearby. Great customer service, and I look forward to how well my settlement will turn out. I know I am in good hands!
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