Orlando Attorneys Fighting for Truck Accident Injury Victims
Large trucks roll in and out of the Orlando area every day bringing food and other items that we all need, but if you are injured in an accident with a truck, you’ll need the legal advice and services of an Orlando truck accident attorney at the Orlando Personal Injury Law Offices.
Our nation’s economy and prosperity hinge to a significant extent on the trucking industry. However, every year in the U.S., about 90,000 persons suffer severe injuries in car-vs.-truck collisions. In 2017, more than 4,700 lives were lost in truck crashes in the United States.
In most car-vs.-truck collisions, the fatalities and serious injuries are sustained by the occupants of the cars rather than the trucks. Big commercial trucks are everywhere in central Florida, so whenever you drive, those trucks represent a potential serious risk for you and your passengers.
What Injuries are Sustained in Truck Accidents?
Automobile drivers and passengers who live through a car-vs.-truck accident often suffer catastrophic injuries including serious spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, fractures, contusions, and injuries that require amputation.
If you’re injured because of negligence in a truck accident in the greater Orlando area, you may be entitled by Florida law to compensation for your medical expenses, lost earnings, and related losses, but you will need a personal injury attorney’s help to acquire that compensation.
Your first priority after any accident is seeking medical assistance. Immediately after you’ve been examined and treated by a medical professional, schedule a legal consultation with an Orlando personal injury attorney at the Orlando Personal Injury Law Offices.
We provide the sound advice and the aggressive legal representation that an injured truck accident victim will need.
What Are the Causes of Truck Accidents?
Truck driver fatigue is the leading cause of truck accidents, but truck accidents can also occur when:
1. A truck driver is reckless, intoxicated, distracted, or insufficiently experienced or trained.
2. The freight a truck carries has been loaded improperly.
3. A truck exceeds its legal weight limit.
4. A truck’s brakes or tires are defective or worn.
5. The highway where an accident occurs has been maintained or designed poorly.
A commercial truck can weigh up to forty tons, while a standard auto weighs about two tons, so it’s no surprise that truck accidents so often lead to catastrophic, devastating, and disabling injuries. When a truck and a car collide, the truck will cause significantly more damage.
Safety Tips for Avoiding Truck Accidents
Listed here are some suggestions that every motorist should consider to avoid collisions with large commercial trucks:
1. Put as much space as you can between large trucks and your own vehicle.
2. If you must pass a truck, do it quickly and safely.
3. Pass a truck only on the left. The right side of a truck is mostly blind spots.
Be exceedingly careful when a big truck is making a turn. Trucks swing widely – and then swing back – to accomplish a turn, and if you’re on the wrong side, your vehicle could be stuck and even crushed. The smart move is to keep your distance whenever you share the road with a truck.
Who May Be Held Liable for a Truck Accident?
At the Orlando Personal Injury Law Offices, we see families devastated by sudden deaths and disabling injuries after truck accidents. When you work with our legal team, we will seek to hold a negligent truck driver or trucking company liable for your personal injury or injuries.
In some of these accidents, liability can extend beyond the truck driver and his or her employer. A combination of freight companies, leasing companies, contractors, subcontractors, truck manufacturers, and parts manufacturers may have liability in any particular accident.
How Will the Orlando Personal Injury Law Offices Help You?
If you are injured in a truck accident, the right Orlando personal injury attorney will guide you through the personal injury process, protect your rights, and fight aggressively and effectively for the compensation you need and are entitled to by law.
Let an attorney at the Orlando Personal Injury Law Offices advocate on your behalf. A successful personal injury claim can help you pay the unexpected medical bills and replace your lost wages after a serious accident and injury.
A truck accident lawyer can sort out the confusion and hold the negligent party or parties accountable. It costs nothing to get started. We provide your first legal consultation at no cost and with no obligation. You pay no attorney’s fee until we acquire the compensation you need.
Contact us to learn more by calling our Orlando offices at (407) 270-0052, or reach out to us by completing the contact form here on our website. In Orlando and across central Florida, we will fight for the justice – and for the compensation – that the injured victims of negligence deserve.