Hurt in a Trucking Accident?
Accidents involving 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, or semi-trucks are usually catastrophic. Truck accident cases are often more complex than car accident cases. The trucking industry is heavily regulated, and in Florida claims on behalf of injury victims can be brought against both the truck driver AND the trucking company.
Call an Experienced Deerfield Beach Personal Injury Lawyer
Our experienced personal injury lawyers know the emotional and financial trauma caused by trucking accidents. The tremendous difference in size and weight between tractor trailers and passenger cars often spells disaster for motorists. A semi-truck usually weighs in excess of 80,000 pounds and may be 65-75 feet long. Because of this, the car occupants are frequently killed on impact or sustain serious, disabling injuries. We understand that no amount of money adequately compensates for a wrongful death or serious injury. However, we believe that victims of car vs. truck accidents deserve full and complete compensation. This includes medical expenses, lost wages, decreased earning ability, physical pain and emotional suffering.
Because of their size and weight, big rigs produce distinct and particular issues in lawsuits. For example, it takes a 40-ton 18-wheeler driving at 10 miles above the speed limit an additional 100 feet to stop. In many cases, this failure to brake explains why big rigs are involved in rear-end collisions or overturns trying to avoid rear-end collisions. Additionally, the size and configuration of semi-trucks, when traveling on city streets, present unique and unusual risks to both pedestrians and motorists as the following trailer swings widely left or right, “squeezing” pedestrians, automobiles, and bicyclists who are otherwise observing the legal right-of-way. Semi-truck drivers and the companies they work for have a duty to operate their vehicles in a safe and responsible manner. Unsafe driving, loads which are too big or heavy, substandard equipment, dangerous tires, and other unsafe practices put innocent motorists at risk.
There are many causes of trucking accidents including:
- Blind Spots
- Squeeze Play
- Braking Ability
- Swinging Turns
- Bald Tires / Tire Blowouts
- Overweight / Overloaded Trucks
- Falling Debris
Contact the law firm of Bell & Bell in Deerfield Beach as soon as possible for your free injury evaluation. Don’t let a serious accident ruin your life forever. Instead, talk to a lawyer at our firm to learn more about your legal rights and options.
Accident attorneys at our firm can immediately begin protecting your rights and seeking the monetary compensation for your injuries you deserve. Upon receiving your call, we will provide you with a free consultation to discuss the events of your accident. Then we can determine the best course of action to seek financial recovery for your damages.