One out of eight traffic related deaths and 4% of injury related traffic accidents involve a commercial truck (also commonly referred to as a semi-truck, tractor trailers, 18 wheeler, or a big rig). Injuries in a commercial truck accident have an inherent probability of being quite severe and require extensive medical treatment or care.
Due to the sheer size of Commercial trucks and the uncertainty of how the trailer attached to the semi-truck cab will respond in the moment of of an accident, auto, motorcycle, and other drivers are at a distinct disadvantage when involved in a commercial truck accident. Approximately 77 percent of those injured in a commercial truck accident and 86 percent of those killed in large truck collisions are the drivers or passengers of smaller vehicles, including cars, SUVs and motorcycles. Those victims and their families are left to face a life-changing tragedy, while the trucker often escapes with minor injuries.
There are safety regulations that are intended to help prevent commercial truck accidents from occurring. Failure to adhere to these safety regulations greatly increase the risk of a commercial truck accident to occur on Florida's roadways. Commercial truck drivers must assume responsibility to take all measures to avoid accidents and putting other drivers on the road at risk of becoming injured. Due to the large size of commercial trucks, these type of accidents can unnecessarily endanger the lives of those in smaller vehicles, particularly when commercial truck operators fail to consider proper accident prevention.
When involved in a truck accident, our advice is to first seek medical attention. The next thing you should do is seek experienced legal advice so that you are made fully aware of your legal rights, options, and the forms of compensation and/ or damages you may be entitled to as the result of the negligence or carelessness of another.
At The Law Office of J Bernard Chery, P.A., we stand up for your lights in an aggressive effort to ensure you are fairly compensated for injuries sustained due to the negligence or carelessness of others.
Our firm also offers counsel and represents the families of those who have lost their lives in a commercial truck accident in Florida. While no amount of money can reverse what has happened or make up for your loss, we can help ease the financial challenges you face resulting from your loss.
When you must address legal issues relating to Commercial Truck Accident or other personal injury issues or disputes, we urge you to be proactive in ensuring your legal rights are protected and that you are treated fairly.
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