A semi-truck weighs significantly more than a passenger car and is much larger in size, which means that the damage caused by this form of commercial truck can be devastating or even deadly. Commercial trucks present a unique danger to those who they share the road with, as these massive vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. If you are involved in an accident with a semi truck or big rig, it is highly likely that the truck driver will remain unscathed or suffers only minor injuries, while you and your vehicle are left to deal with the brunt of the damage.
In the United States and across the state of Florida, semi-truck accidents often involve a form of negligence, such as driver fatigue, driver recklessness, tailgating or speeding, poorly trained drivers, improperly loaded cargo, and faulty maintenance or defective truck parts. Other truck accidents can also result from poor weather or bad road conditions.
Of course, many of these causes are avoidable - and a truck accident victim should not have to deal with physical, emotional, financial damages due to the negligence of another party. Multiple parties may be responsible in these types of accidents, including the trucking company, the truck driver, the truck manufacturer, and possibly other drivers on the road.
When filing a claim for truck accident injuries, it is extremely important that victims be able to establish the full extent of their injuries to ensure that they receive the proper compensation that they both need and deserve. It is also crucial that the accident be promptly and thoroughly investigated.
An experienced truck accident attorney will know how to hold both negligent trucking companies and truck drivers responsible for their actions and for the injuries and fatalities that they cause. An experienced trucking lawyer can help victims obtain the proper financial compensation needed for related medical expenses, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering and other damages.
Consult With a Skilled Semi-Truck Accident Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been involved in a semi-truck accident in the state of Florida, you should immediately contact the Law Offices of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney.
We have over 30 years of experience dealing with truck accidents and other types of vehicle accident cases. Call us today at 1-800-299-8878 for a free, no obligation consultation.