A Large Vehicle Equals LARGE Damage
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Andrew Stinnette Auto Accident Attorneys are here to support your auto accident personal injury law case whether major or minor. An otherwise minor accident can be extremely serious when commercial trucks are involved. Even low-speed collisions with commercial trucks can result in serious injury or wrongful death, and thousands of people die each year as a result of truck-related collisions.
In the state of Florida, there were more than 28,000 Commercial Truck related accidents reported in 2022, and more than 3,400 in the Tampa Bay area alone. These numbers are small in comparison to auto accidents, however these can be much more dangerous because of the severity of the type and size of the vehicle involved. More than 45% of the Commercial Truck accidents in the Tampa Bay area resulted in a personal injury of some form. Even though truck accidents are not as common as other highway collisions, their weight, size, potentially dangerous loads, and slower ability to brake can all combine to cause devastating damage to anything in their way.
The trucking industry is subject to strict state and federal laws designed to keep all drivers on the road safe and to prevent needless accidents. Because of the risks, the operators and owners of these vehicles have an added responsibility to ensure the safety of other drivers on the road. Unfortunately, rules aren’t always obeyed and drivers and owners aren’t always as careful as they should be. Accidents can occur because of human errors like driver fatigue, speeding, poor judgment, improper lane changes, and pulling too quickly into the path of other vehicles. Worn tires, unbalanced truck loads, malfunctioning equipment or poor roads can also result in Commercial Truck collisions. In 2012, only 1% of the Commercial Truck accidents that occurred in the Tampa Bay area resulted in fatal accidents, however that still involved the wrongful deaths of more than 35 victims. Andrew Stinnette Personal Injury Attorneys wants to ensure your safety as well as your well-being and just compensation. If you are seeking a Commercial Truck accident attorney for your personal injury law case, please contact us today, and allow us to help you from the beginning of this tragic event to ensure you receive your due compensation.
So many factors play into a commercial truck collision that it may be difficult to understand who is at fault. For example, even though a driver may have caused the accident, the trucking company may also be at fault because it pressured drivers to skip mandatory rest breaks, did not provide adequate training, or employed drivers with bad records. Because commercial truck accidents can be so complex, we urge you to speak to a knowledgeable Florida or Tampa Bay area personal injury attorney as soon as possible. An experienced accident lawyer can help ensure that you do not bear the burden of an accident alone, explaining your options and helping you seek justice and fair compensation for your losses.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a commercial truck accident, don’t wait to speak to a Florida or Pinellas Personal Injury Lawyer. With time, memories fade and evidence is swept away. It’s also important that you understand your rights and discuss your options with us before signing anything or providing a statement to your insurance company, so that you don’t unintentionally sign away your rights to pursue the compensation you rightfully deserve.
So What's Next?
What to do after your commercial vehicle auto accident
It’s OK to ask for help. At Andrew Stinnette Personal Injury Attorneys, we know that asking for help can be a difficult thing to do, and often times we don’t know where to begin, or what rights we have. Where do you turn? Often, people feel uncomfortable contacting an attorney or filing a lawsuit, and we understand that taking that first step may be a difficult choice. That is why we insist you contact us TODAY! We represent clients in the entire Tampa Bay area, including Pinellas County, Pasco County, Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor, Tampa, and other surrounding areas, providing a personal approach to personal injury law, and personal injury attorneys that care for our clients, and their well-being. Remember, you have a right to be fairly compensated for your losses, and we can help you recoup your damages as painlessly as possible.