Trucks are an important part of commercial life since transportation via these vehicles promotes continuous delivery of goods or merchandise to assure smooth commerce. Statistics show, however, show that the gravest and most catastrophic road accidents involve heavily loaded trucks.
Semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and other large trucks are a threatening presence on Florida’s roadways. Often, it seems that they merge into traffic or change lanes without regard for other vehicles. They are more likely to be affected by heavy winds and other adverse weather, or poor road conditions. If they are improperly maintained, loaded, or driven, they have the potential to cause deadly collisions.
When an 18-wheeler collides with another vehicle at high speed the resulting damage and personal injury is invariably catastrophic. With millions of delivery trucks in America constantly pushing to make tight deadlines, accidents in this industry are far too common. In fact, larger trucking companies actually keep a team of accident response attorneys on retainer to keep their legal costs down. Truck crashes are lethal and, not surprisingly, it is most often not the driver of the truck who suffers the casualty. In point of fact, the death rate for passengers of vehicles involved in truck crashes is 5 times greater than it is for the truck drivers.
As a truck accident survivor, you have to understand that as per the laws of the State of Florida, you are entitled to damages, especially if it can be proven that the other party committed negligence. Your injuries may take days, months, or years to heal depending on gravity.
One of the most important parts of handling a truck accident claim is determining its cause. This will help our lawyers determine who should be held legally responsible for your injuries or loss. We work with talented investigators, accident reconstruction specialists, and other experts to accurately assign cause for semi-truck accidents.