A truck collision often leaves a victim significantly traumatized and catastrophically injured. An accident involving a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle or pedestrians can be devastating to everyone involved. The sheer mass of the truck, which can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and be as long as 75 feet, contributes to the seriousness of the injuries endured.
At Domnick Cunningham & Whalen, our tractor-trailer collision litigation attorneys fight for the rights of the injured and the compensation needed for recovery. We understand that a devastating accident can alter your life and your family forever. Focus on your recovery and let us fight for the compensation you deserve.
If you or a family member was involved in a truck wreck, our legal team could review the factors surrounding the crash and work to show how another’s negligence caused your suffering. Contact a West Palm Beach truck accident lawyer today to learn more. En Español.
There are an estimated 10 million semi-trucks on the road in the United States, and 12 percent of all traffic fatalities in the country are due to truck accidents. Drivers or passengers in a standard size car, SUV or pickup are approximately 98% more likely to be killed in an accident with a tractor-trailer than the driver or passenger in the big rig.
While the government and the trucking industry have taken steps to reduce trucking accidents, the fact remains negligent tractor-trailer operators pose a danger to others on the roadway.
Causes of Trucking Accidents
In many cases, fatigue and a lack of sleep on the part of the truck driver contribute to the cause of the truck accident. Commercial truck drivers face deadlines for deliveries. This could potentially cause them to drive at higher speeds or in a more reckless manner. Trucking accidents are also caused by:
- A lack of vehicle maintenance
- Improper loading
- Equipment failure
- Tread wear
- Inadequately trained drivers
At Domnick Cunningham & Whalen, our team of West Palm Beach truck accident lawyers are committed to helping those injured in truck crashes. We have experience representing people who have suffered serious and catastrophic injuries in truck collisions, as well as those who have lost family members in wrecks that ended in a fatality. We have a record of recovering millions of dollars in compensation for our clients in truck accident cases. If you or a loved one was hurt in a truck accident, we want to help you.
Advantages of Working with Our Truck Accident Lawyers in West Palm Beach
As one of the leading West Palm Beach personal injury law firms, our attorneys have significant experience handling cases involving trucking accidents, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death. Our team of trial attorneys is ready to investigate and uncover facts including hidden information.
Our firm works with experts in the trucking industry and accident recreation specialists to determine the cause of the accident, whether it was driver error, mechanical failure, weather conditions, construction zone safety or another factor.
If you have a case, our accident attorneys will fiercely advocate on your behalf and work to defend your best interests in the courtroom. To demonstrate our devotion, we do not charge you any fees until and unless there is compensation via a settlement or verdict on your case, and we advance all costs and expenses. Our highly skilled and experienced trial attorneys have a history of exceptional results.
If you or a loved one was hurt in a trucking accident due to another individual’s recklessness, please contact us. We are prepared to defend your rights and advocate for your best interests.