If you have suffered an injury as the result of a commercial vehicle or trucking accident, you should contact an experienced Tampa truck accident lawyer right away.
One out of every eight automotive accident fatalities involves large vehicles, including trucks, big rigs, tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles. When a commercial truck is involved in an accident, 86 percent of fatalities and 77 percent of those injured are the drivers and passengers of the smaller vehicles involved in the crash.
Although the number of accidents involving commercial trucks continues to rise, not much is being done to improve driving safety regulations. Given the large size of the trucks, the lengthy hours that drivers are on the road and the failure of some drivers to abide by speed limits in order to meet deadlines, it is no surprise that a crash or collision involving one of these vehicles occurs every 15 minutes. In addition, truck accidents can be made worse by the freight the truck is carrying. For example, if hazardous or flammable materials (such as gasoline or industrial waste) are on board a big rig involved in an accident, secondary injuries from that dangerous cargo can result.
In the aftermath of an accident, victims can be left confused, scared and traumatized. If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident involving a semi, 18-wheeler or any other commercial vehicle, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney right away. We can help you protect your best interests and we make ourselves immediately available to help assist in all aspects of the recovery process. Steps need to be taken right away in order to ensure you have the best possible case.
Our attorneys will fight for your rights and work diligently to get you the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. The majority of accidents are caused by human error, mechanical failure, intoxication or even the company's own mistake in failing to maintain current inspection standards for its vehicles. Regardless of the reason behind the incident, you can rest assured that with the legal counsel of our experienced truck accident lawyers and attorneys, you and your loved ones will find justice for your injuries, losses and property damage.
Our Recent Commercial Vehicle and Trucking Accident Settlements:
• Tractor Trailer Accident - $1.424 million
• Turnpike Trailer School Negligence - $1 million