Large Trucks Cause Catastrophic Injuries
According to the NHTSA, over seventy percent of the injuries and fatalities in accidents involving commercial trucks occur to occupants of other vehicles. Due to the sheer size and weight of the truck, passenger vehicles do not stand a chance in a collision. In many cases, we see catastrophic injuries to occupants of the passenger vehicle while the truck driver walks away with minor injuries or no injuries at all. Examples of injuries associated with truck accidents include traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injuries, multiple broken bones, paralysis, and amputation. Therefore, claims in truck accident cases tend to be substantial.
For this reason, insurance companies fight truck accident claims aggressively. Insurance companies have quick response teams that arrive within hours to investigate truck accident scenes. These teams work closely with the insurance company adjusters to reduce the liability of the company. You need an experienced West Palm Beach truck accidents attorney to fight as aggressively on your behalf to protect your right to receive a just and fair settlement for your injuries. Most truck accidents are caused by driver error or negligence by the trucking company. Holding these parties accountable is the goal of a trucking accident lawsuit. Contact a Florida truck accident attorney today to learn your options.