An accident involving a semi truck (commercial truck, 18-wheeler, tractor trailer) 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. In many cases, fatigue and a lack of sleep on the part of the truck driver contribute to the cause of the accidents. The fact that commercial truck drivers face deadlines for deliveries also leads to them driving 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 and even inadequately trained drivers. If you have been involved in an accident involving a truck, a West Palm Beach truck accident lawyer is available to assist you in recovering damages for your injuries. An experienced injury attorney can assist not only in filing a claim but also in guiding those injured through the legal process as successfully as possible.
Truck Accidents in Palm Beach Gardens
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 98 percent more likely to be killed in an accident with a tractor trailer than is the driver or passenger in the big rig.
While the government and the trucking industry have taken steps to reduce trucking accidents in the past few years, the fact is, traffic across the country has increased and there are a lot more 18-wheeler trucks on the road, approximately two million more tractor trailer trucks are registered today than there were a decade ago.
At Domnick Cunningham & Whalen, our law West Palm Beach truck accident lawyers have the experience to litigate trucking accidents. We represent people who have suffered serious and catastrophic injuries in trucking accidents, as well as those who have lost family members in accidents that ended in a fatality. Our Palm Beach Gardens trucking accident attorneys are familiar with the fine details of the trucking industry, and this aids us in determining who is responsible. Trucking cases can be difficult to work through.
How a West Palm Beach Truck Accident Attorney Can Help
As one of the leading Palm Beach County personal injury law firms, our West Palm Beach truck accident lawyers have significant experience handling cases involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. Our team of trial attorneys is adept at investigating and uncovering all 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, a truck accident attorney in West Palm Beach represent you to the utmost of our ability and commit ourselves to the effort of achieving a successful resolution. 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 helping achieve exceptional results.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, please contact us. If you were a victim of wrongdoing or negligence that contributed to the injury, we will defend your rights and stand up to the responsible party on your behalf.