There are approximately 340 traffic accidents involving large trucks every day in the U.S. As a result, 12 people are killed every day in a large truck accident.
Likewise, according to the latest data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were 102,000 injury cases involving large trucks and busses in 2017.
An overwhelming majority of these crashes involved another vehicle. In addition, 4237 large truck or bus crashes ended up with a fatality.
What Causes a Large Truck Accident?
Unfortunately, the negligence and carelessness of a truck driver can and do lead to serious consequences and permanent physical injuries.
Even one moment of inattention or distraction by a truck driver can lead to lifelong injuries to drivers and passengers occupying a vehicle on the roadway.
It just so happened that the injury victim occupied a vehicle that got in the way of a negligent commercial truck driver. Unfortunately, some people find themselves in this frightening and stressful situation.
Driver fatigue, driver distraction, unsafe driving or large truck safety defects are the main reasons for truck accidents, which often lead to serious injury or death since many of these accidents are head-on collisions.
When you are involved in a trucking accident and receive personal injuries, there are many crucial decisions that you will need to make over the course of days, weeks and even months after the crash.
Likewise, there are many question you are going to have.
One small mistake or comment can lead to a personal injury victim in a trucking accident losing thousands of dollars in compensation.
You may even be left with medical bills that you can’t afford to pay.
Why You Need an Attorney
Therefore, it is very important to obtain the help and guidance of an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney.
They will help you make the right decisions, tell you how to communicate with insurance companies. and maximize your compensation.
If you have been injured in a large truck accident, you may be able to receive compensation for medical bills as well as pain and suffering.
Consulting with a seasoned Florida truck accident attorney can help you understand the legal options and remedies available to you.
Semi tractor trailers, dump trucks, or large commercial vehicles including busses are much larger than passenger vehicles like cars, trucks, mini vans, sports cars, and other vehicles.
As such, the traumatic impact from a large truck crash can lead to, and often causes serious personal injuries and, in some cases, wrongful death.
What If You Are Left Unable To Work?
If you are left unable to work, or suffer long-term disability because of a truck accident where the truck driver was at fault and/or negligent, or the truck had a mechanical failure, you may need to go to court in order to receive just compensation for your injuries.
If you are left unable to work, or suffer long-term disability because of a truck accident where the truck driver was at fault and/or negligent, or the truck had a mechanical failure, you have a legal claim or case to pursue to seek the compensation for the injuries and related damages.
In many cases, there is a settlement that is fair and reasonable in light of the facts in circumstances.
If the trucking company or its insurance carrier offers a settlement that is inadequate, a lawsuit can be filed and the case can proceed through litigation and trial if necessary.
During the process, it is important to have the guidance, advice, and representation of an experienced truck accident attorneys. Trucking companies and their insurance carriers have adjusters and attorneys in place well before the accident that tend to spring into action right way. You should have also legal representation to even the playing field and to protect / enforce your legal rights.
Wood, Atter and Wolf Is Here To Help
Our experienced large truck crash attorneys can guide you through the legal process, and work with insurance companies and medical providers to help you get back on your feet.