Tractor Trailer Accidents
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a crash involving a big rig in Florida, it is important to contact an experienced Florida truck accident attorney to represent your best interests. You and your loved ones may be entitled to compensation, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the loss of comfort, care, guidance, advice, counsel and companionship.
According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), millions of commercial trucks (about 4.3 percent of all highway vehicles) move goods over the national transportation network each year. This volume of commercial vehicles presents a problem for motorists who must share highways with these trucks, which are also referred to as big rigs, semis, semi-trailer trucks, tractor trailers or 18-wheelers.
Vehicle passengers are especially vulnerable to catastrophic injury in semi-truck accidents. Data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (2010) showed that passenger vehicle occupants were far more likely to die in accidents with large trucks than the occupants of those trucks. Occupants of passenger vehicles accounted for a shocking 97 percent of all deaths in accidents involving a passenger vehicle and a large truck on U.S. roads.
The legal process of litigating against a truck company is complex and requires an experienced attorney. It is imperative that you choose your lawyer wisely, as litigation can be complicated and involve multiple jurisdictions and choice of law issues. The Florida truck accident lawyers at Personal Injury of Florida are here to help you navigate the legal process and to obtain justice and to maximize compensation for you and your family.
The firm has successfully prosecuted wrongful death and other personal injury actions arising from highway collisions involving multiple vehicles. We have also successfully litigated against both public and private common carriers of passengers on light rail trains and buses in a broad range of claims and suits.
Motor carriers are subject to federal and state carrier regulations administered by the U.S. and Florida departments of transportation. Personal Injury of Florida attorneys have an intimate working knowledge of the voluminous federal and state regulations and have a range of experienced experts available for case assistance. Our attorneys are experienced in handling on-scene investigations, investigating injury claims and handling serious injury and wrongful death cases.