Involved in a Truck Accident?

Motor vehicle accidents involving 18-wheeler trucks, box trucks, tanker trucks, etc., can result in fatal or severe injuries for all parties involved. The massive weight and momentum created by the trucks can be especially deadly for much smaller motor vehicles on the road. In Florida there have been thousands of truck accidents every year. The primary reasons for these types of accidents are distracted drivers, speeding, mechanical failure, and improperly loaded cargo but most of the time it’s driver fatigue.

A truck accident is defined as an accident involving a truck with a weight of over 10,000 lbs. There are approximately half a million truck accidents in the United States every year. Approximately 5000 of these accidents result in fatalities. U.S. statistics indicate that 1 out of every 8 traffic fatalities involves a collision with a truck.

The trucking industry can make dealing with accidents a very complicated process. One of the reasons is that state and federal laws regulate the industry. The other reason is they want to minimize the victim’s claim as much as possible. Typically a trucking corporation has its own set of lawyers and adjusters who work to protect the assets of the company. Their primary focus is to minimize or eliminate the victim’s claim. Personal Injury Professionals can refer you to a team of experienced attorneys that have detailed knowledge of these types of complex accidents. Call us now and allow us to help you fight for what you deserve!!!