Danger on the Road: Florida Trucking Fatalities
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that Florida consistently holds the #3 position nationally for traffic fatalities involving big rig trucks. Only California and Texas have more fatal truck crashes (and fatal traffic accidents of all kinds) than Florida.
Moody Law’s personal injury attorneys are experienced advocates for victims of Florida trucking fatalities. The effects of any traffic accident can be catastrophic, but when an automobile collides with a tractor trailer, 18-wheeler, or other large commercial truck, the occupants of the car are likely to suffer severe injury or death. If you or a loved one have experienced this devastating situation, contact our office today for a free consultation.
Truck Accident Statistics
In 2012, there were 214 Florida fatalities involving a large truck, and 185 of the victims were riding in the smaller vehicle. According to a report issued by the NHTSA, Florida was the site of 5 percent of all fatal U.S. accidents involving commercial trucks. Florida was #1 for fatalities involving smaller, single-unit commercial trucks, with 8 percent of these occurring in the state. For every 1,000 miles of public road in Florida, there were 2.6 trucks involved in fatal crashes.
Why You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer
Representing Truck Accident Victims
If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident involving a commercial truck in Florida, you need an attorney who is highly experienced in this area of the law. In the event of an accident, the sooner you contact Moody Law, the better. Our rapid response team of investigators will work to carefully reconstruct the accident scene, gathering and preserving evidence that may prove important to your case.
If a loved one suffers a fatal injury in a truck accident, your personal injury lawsuit may include a charge of wrongful death. Our compassionate attorneys understand the impact a trauma like this can have on your family, and we will do all we can to help you at this difficult time. Moody Law has been able to attain multi-million dollar awards for truck accident victims and their families. If the negligence of a truck driver or motor carrier is the cause of your loss, you deserve full compensation.
In a trucking accident, there are many potential negligent parties, including the driver, the employer, and the owner or manufacturer of the truck. Truck drivers and motor carriers are strictly regulated by state and federal laws, and any number of infractions may contribute to an accident. Truck drivers can be fatigued, distracted, inadequately trained, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The trucking company may be at fault for failing to properly maintain the vehicle, providing defective equipment, or violating regulations pertaining to hiring and supervision of their employees. Our attorneys leave no stone unturned as we investigate your case to pursue settlement negotiations or a jury trial.
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Our attorneys are dedicated to obtaining justice and fair compensation for victims of trucking accidents. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.