According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, nearly 3,300 accidents occurred in Florida involving heavy trucks in 2010. Considering that these trucks are colossal in terms of both weight and size, it is no wonder that approximately 1,820 of these accidents resulted in injuries, with over 50 of them resulted in fatalities.
Driving a truck in the state of Florida requires proper training, certification and a professional license. However, such measures sometimes aren’t enough, as trucking accidents are still far too common of an occurrence on Florida roads and highways. These accidents can include cases involving jackknifing, underride accidents, cargo spills, rear end collisions and rollovers.
While airbags and other safety features in passenger vehicles have dramatically increased the chances of an individual surviving a tractor trailer accident, the massive weight and forces involved often result in serious injuries such as broken bones, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, whiplash, internal injuries and more.
Filing a Truck Accident Injury Claim
After being involved in a serious 18 wheeler accident, victims and their families are left to deal with mounting medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. If you or one of your loved ones is involved in a Fort Pierce truck accident, you are entitled to file a personal injury claim against all the parties deemed negligent, including the trucking company.
At The Law Offices of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney our Fort Pierce truck accident attorneys know and understand the immense impact that a big rig, dump truck, tanker or tractor trailer accident can have on you and your family members. You not only have to deal with the damage to your car, but with possible physical, psychological, emotional, and financial difficulties as well.
30 Years Experience
From a legal and injury claim perspective accidents involving commercial trucks are much more complicated. Our Fort Pierce tractor trailer accident attorneys have the knowledge and experience to navigate these complexities and ensure the trucking company and other responsible parties are held liable for your injuries and you get the most compensation possible.
If you have been hurt in a truck accident in Fort Pierce, Florida or elsewhere on the Treasure Coast or South Florida call our experienced truck accident law firm today at (772) 464-8000 for a free, no obligation consultation.