Truck Accidents

Today, we share the road with not just other passenger vehicles, but also with trucks that can weigh up to 40 tons. Trucks are responsible for keeping America running. They deliver vital goods and supplies throughout Jacksonville, the rest of Florida, and the entire country. However, when trucks collide with smaller vehicles, the results can be horrifying.

 

We can provide guidance and experienced legal representation if you have been injured in a truck accident, or if a loved one has been injured or killed.

 

Some of the most common causes of truck accidents in Florida include the following:

 

      DUI

      Driver error

      Distracted driving

      Failure to maintain lane

      Fatigue

 

Florida takes third place for most truck accidents in the US. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, over 30,000 truck accidents occurred in the state in 2017, killing almost 30 people, and injuring almost 1,100 individuals.

 

Jacksonville has been named the most dangerous city on I-95 when it comes to auto accidents, and that includes trucking accidents. Many of these accidents are incredibly serious – the size and weight of the trucks involved almost guarantee that anything smaller, such as a passenger car, truck, minivan, or motorcycle, will sustain immense damage.

 

Truck accidents are often more complex than regular automobile collision cases.  Indeed, due to their nature they often involve multiple parties, federal transportation regulations, multiple sources of potential insurance coverage, and may require the hiring of multiple experts in different fields of expertise ranging from accident reconstructionists to bio-mechanical engineers. If you or someone you love has been involved in a truck accident in any way, do not take chances. You need experienced legal representation. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.