When a car is in a crash with a truck, big rig, 18 wheeler or tanker the results can be deadly for the occupants of the car. The massive weight, which may include cargo, and the enormous size protect the trucker, but can spell destruction for anyone in the car. In Florida alone in 2010 there were 3329 accidents involving trucks. Distracted drivers, speeding, driver fatigue, mechanical failure, improperly loaded cargo or poorly maintained equipment are some of the causes of such accidents.
A truck accident happens when large truck with a weight over 10,000 lbs collides with another motor vehicle or a pedestrian. There are around 500,100 truck accidents each year in the United States. Approximately 5,000 truck accidents per year result in fatalities. One out of every 8 traffic fatalities involves a collision with a truck.
Truck accidents can be complicated because the trucking industry is regulated by state and federal law. A trucking corporation may have their own lawyers and adjusters who work on behalf of the trucking company to minimize or eliminate your claim. HURT 323’s team of experienced lawyers have detailed knowledge of the complex regulations that govern the trucking industry.
HURT 323 will refer you to a lawyer who can assess your claim and assert your legal rights and maximize your chances of getting the compensation you deserve.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a truck accident, call us directly at 1-800-HURT-323 or contact us now for a call back.