Tractor Trailer Accidents
August 21, 2013
Every day companies across the United States rely on tractor trailers to get their products where they need to go. However, these large heavy trucks have the potential to cause very serious injuries when they are involved in accidents on the roadways. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, 385,000 large trucks were involved in traffic accidents in 2006. As a result of these crashes, 106,000 people were injured and 4,995 were killed. Of those injured in accidents involving large trucks, only 22% were occupants of the truck; 76% were occupants of another vehicle and 2% were nonoccupants (i.e. pedestrians). Of those killed, only 16% were truck occupants, 75% occupants of another vehicle, and 8% non-occupants.
Someone involved in an accident with a tractor trailer is twice as likely to be killed than if the crash had been between passenger vehicles. Because of the large size and heavy weight of the vehicle involved, tractor trailer accidents are usually very serious – often including life-threatening injuries and death – and there are numerous legal issues surrounding them.
Our injury attorneys understand that representing tractor trailer and truck accident victims requires particular types of skills and knowledge. The Florida accident lawyers at Cunningham Whalen & Gaspari fight to recover damages and compensation which our clients are entitled to, including medical expenses, hospital bills, rehabilitation expenses, lost earnings, future wage losses, lost earning capacity, physical disabilities, scarring, loss of limb, brain and head injuries, emotional distress, depression, anxiety, grief, and pain and suffering. The Florida tractor trailer and truck accident lawyers at Cunningham Whalen & Gaspari understand the intricacies of trucking litigation and we work with our clients, along with their friends family and friends, as well as their doctors, psychologists, long-term care planners, and others – to assure that they receive not only the finest legal representation, but also the finest support and medical care.
Representing tractor trailer accident victims requires a team of aggressive investigators and lawyers all devoting maximum effort to their clients. At Cunningham Whalen & Gaspari our personal injury attorneys investigate every claim so that we may aggressively and zealously represent our clients and obtain the best possible results.
When you need a Florida personal injury attorney to represent you, a family member, or a friend who has been a victim of a tractor trailer accident contact immediately Cunningham Whalen & Gaspari for information.To arrange a consultation, please call us at 1-800-681-8882, or visit our website today at www.dcwlaw.com.