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At MLG Injury Law – Accident Injury Attorneys, our truck accident attorneys in Florida know that commercial vehicles, including semi-trucks, delivery vans, and buses are common on our roadways, no matter where you travel throughout the state.
Last year alone, our Florida visitors – which do not include our residents – spent nearly $90 billion on tourism-related expenses, which in turn boosts the amount of goods and services the industry requires to operate each year — nearly all of which is transported by truck at some point in transit to its destination.
Unfortunately, more trucks mean more accidents, and the size and weight of these vehicles are leading to catastrophic injuries when negligence is a factor.
If you or someone you love has been hurt, or tragically killed in an accident with a large truck, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers in Florida today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
One of the factors that make semi-truck accidents so complex is that there is often more than one party that is liable for the injuries and damages that occurred, which makes filing a claim without an experienced truck accident attorney in Florida by your side exceedingly difficult.
They may include:
When truck drivers negligently operate their large vehicles by speeding, driving distracted or fatigued, or under the influence of alcohol, passenger vehicle occupants are at risk.
Trucking companies are responsible for hiring experienced drivers — or professionally training those who are not — conducting background checks, medical exams, and other safety measures that ensure the drivers they are putting behind the wheel are competent and safe. When they fail to check all the required boxes for employing safe drivers, people get hurt.
The trucking industry has many moving parts, and when any one company who is responsible for the vehicle’s safe transit is negligent in their duties, they may be held liable for the collision that results. This may include, but is not limited to, maintenance and manufacturing crews, and third-party cargo loaders.
Semi-trucks are not the only commercial vehicles that can cause serious accidents in Florida.
Commercial vehicle drivers, companies, and third parties may also be liable for crashes with injuries, including:
If you have been hurt in an accident with any large, commercial vehicle, contact our experienced truck accident attorneys in Florida today to learn more about who may be liable for your financial recovery and our customized legal strategy for pursuing the best outcome or your claim.
Semi-trucks are intimidating to drive next to, as the idea of one of these mammoth vehicles colliding with a smaller passenger vehicle is terrifying.
The reality is, because of the size and weight differential, the injuries that result from semi-truck accidents are often more severe than those involving two passenger vehicles.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported semi-crashes last year caused over 116,000 injuries across the country.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that these collisions were the direct result of over 5,000 deaths, accounting for a 9% increase from the previous year.
Florida truck accident injuries can include, but are not limited to:
Each potentially liable party’s insurance company is going to do everything they can to deny your personal injury claim, and that process will start the minute the accident is reported to their representatives.
If you have been hurt in a truck accident in Florida, do not speak with the insurance company until you have had the opportunity to contact our skilled personal injury attorneys, so we can begin preserving evidence and investigating the potential at-fault parties to pursue the best outcome for your unique injury circumstances.
The most important factor in pursuing your personal injury claim is that you seek medical care right away and contact our personal injury lawyers soon after to protect your rights and provide the legal representation you need to pursue the maximum financial recovery from all potentially at-fault parties, so you can get your life back on track.
At MLG Injury Law – Accident Injury Attorneys, our truck accident attorneys in Florida are available to discuss your case at a time that is convenient for you, simply by calling (786) 206-8807 to schedule a free consultation today, so we can begin building your case for success.