Commercial trucks are found on all of Florida’s highways. As a result, the accidents stemming from collisions with these massive vehicles are not only physically dangerous, but they can also be quite challenging to deal with legally when compared to typical car accidents. Truck accidents can lead to serious injuries for the victims, including broken bones, brain injuries, and death. Our team at the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. has been focusing on the needs of victims injured in truck accidents for over 25 years. We represent clients who have been harmed by the negligence of drivers and trucking companies. We will work to recover your lost wages, medical bills, and fight for compensation for your pain and suffering.
Florida continues to rank high for the most traffic fatalities involving semi-trucks in the U.S. Only two other states have more; however, their overall traffic accident fatalities are also higher. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, truck accident injuries and deaths in the state are three times higher than the national average.
Additionally, a person is injured or killed in an accident with a large truck every 16 minutes each day in the U.S. More than 140,000 people are injured in large truck accidents every year.
If you or a loved one has been injured, seriously hurt, or even killed in a truck accident, contact an experienced Florida truck accident lawyer at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. for help with your claims. We will fight for the financial compensation to which you are entitled.
Who May Be at Fault in a Truck Accident?
Whenever a commercial truck is involved in a crash, the driver typically comes under immediate suspicion. Commercial trucks are large, heavy, and cumbersome, making them particularly dangerous to any passenger vehicles driving near them. Yes, fault often lies with the truck driver, but some truck accidents may also result from other factors, such as mechanical problems or parts failures. When the failure to inspect or maintain a commercial truck causes an accident, any party responsible for maintaining the vehicle may be found at fault for the resulting crash.
Parties who may share fault in a commercial trucking accident are:
- Truck drivers
- Truck owners
- Truck manufacturers
- Trucking companies
- Truck maintenance companies
- Parties who lease trucks from owners
- Shipping or loading companies
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
What makes truck accidents so tragic is that most of them are preventable. Generally speaking, many motor vehicle accidents are the result of driver error and simple carelessness, and truck accidents are no different. The following factors can cause truck accidents:
- Poor truck maintenance
- Improper cargo loading
- Equipment failure
- Bad weather
- Driver exhaustion
A Florida Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help if You've Been Injured in a Truck Accident in Florida
Considering the number of commercial trucks in use in Florida, accidents occur on a daily basis that are devastating to the victims involved. That said, those operating passenger vehicle drivers are encouraged to avoid driving near big rigs, to the extent possible, as the collisions that can take place can be very serious or even deadly.
If you have been involved in a truck accident in Florida, contact Attorney Randall Spivey at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. online or by phone at 888-477-4839. He is an experienced Florida truck accident lawyer who will work with you on your various claims and help you recover proper compensation for your injuries. Florida Truck Accident Attorney Randall Spivey is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one percent (1%) of Florida Attorneys. Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. provides personal contact and communication along with aggressive representation. There are no costs or attorney fees until victims of trucking accidents receive a monetary recovery.