A passenger car is no match for an 80,000 pound, 75-foot-long commercial truck and it is no surprise that often these accidents result in death or serious injury to those in the car. Truck accidents are some of the most deadly accidents occurring on our roadways. In fact, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, there are over 5000 fatalities and 130,000 injuries from truck accidents each year. If you have been involved in a truck accident, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side.
You may have expensive medical bills that can cripple your family’s financial well-being. You may have a life-altering short-term or permanent disability. Your finances can also be affected by missed work or lost wages and by property damage that is not covered by insurance. An experienced truck accident attorney is essential to building a successful case. From gathering evidence, obtaining hospital and medical records and other reports, to hiring expert witnesses if necessary to the case, you deserve to have your rights protected.
The trucking company itself and its’ insurance companies will have as their primary goal to reduce your claim against the company. Don’t fight alone. Our experienced truck accident attorneys are here to help you fight the multi-million dollar trucking industry. If risks were taken by companies that push too hard to make money, putting the public at risk by pushing fatigued drivers and overloading trailers, our attorneys will uncover these mistakes. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident in West Palm Beach or Tallahassee, Florida, our experienced truck accident attorneys are here to help.
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