Accidents involving large trucks can have devastating consequences. Because eighteen-wheelers weigh so much more than an average car, the impact is much more severe than an accident involving vehicles similar in size. In 2007, more than 5,000 people died in crashes involving large trucks in the United States.
In addition to the size of the truck, driver fatigue is another factor that makes these accidents to dangerous. Recent studies have shown that one in five semi truck drivers reported that they have fallen asleep behind the wheel at lease once in the course of a month.
Florida has specific laws for tractor trailer rigs and other large trucks. If you’ve been involved in an accident with a truck, it is important that you hire an attorney with extensive knowledge of these laws. Our Florida accidents attorneys at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath have handled hundreds of cases involving commercial trucks. We have the experience and financial resources to take on the most powerful trucking companies and insurance giants.
If you’re injured in a crash with a truck, you and your family could be eligible for compensation to cover medical expenses, pain, emotional distress and lost wages. Please contact our firm to have an experienced Florida accident lawyer to represent you.
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