Thousands of people are seriously injured and killed in truck accidents in Florida and throughout the United States each year. Commercial trucking is a billion dollar business in the United States because trucks provide an efficient and cost-effective means of transporting goods from one part of the country to another part. However, this means that we must share the road with these extremely large, heavy vehicles. When a commercial truck is involved in a crash, the results are usually devastating for the occupants of the other vehicle.
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.
Compensation Available To Truck Accident Victims
Florida personal injury laws state that accident victims can be compensated for their damages when another party causes an accident that results in injuries and damages. We must prove that the truck driver, the trucking company, and/or another party caused the accident that resulted in your injury. Once we establish fault, you are entitled to be compensated for your losses. This includes lost wages, medical expenses, physical pain, and emotional suffering. Our attorneys will discuss the specific damages you may be entitled to receive during your free consultation.
Contact An Experienced Florida Truck Accident Attorney
Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath wants to help you and your family and you struggle to recover from injuries sustained in a truck accident. Call our office at (561) 655-1990 or (800) 654-2024 to schedule a free consultation.