Were You Seriously Injured By A Reckless Driver?
While any accident on the road threatens the safety of everyone involved in the incident, accidents involving trucks are exponentially more dangerous due to the sheer size of the vehicles involved. These trucks, whether they’re an 18-wheeler or a smaller semi-truck, can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds which affects the vehicle’s steering ability, take considerably longer to come to a complete stop, and has much larger blind spots than a typical passenger car. In the event of a crash, the truck can also flip over and scatter its cargo across the road, creating additional hazards.
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If you were seriously injured by a reckless or negligent truck driver, you may be able to file a lawsuit and fight for the compensation you need to cover your medical bills and any other damages you may have incurred. Our Fort Lauderdale truck accident attorneys at Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. have worked with thousands of victims since we first opened our doors, and we are ready and waiting to use the experience we’ve gained to help you prepare a plan of action that best suits your needs. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.
Truck Accident Statistics
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) reported that:
- 58 percent of fatal truck crashes occurred between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
- 83 percent of fatal truck crashes occurred on a major road, interstate or freeway
- 87 percent of people killed in two-vehicle crashes involving a truck were the occupants of the passenger vehicle
- 84 percent of the people killed were either occupants of a passenger vehicle, on a motorcycle, on a bicycle or a pedestrian
- 3,852 people were killed in accidents involving large trucks in 2015
What Can I Do After A Truck Crash?
Truck accidents often result in life-changing injuries and even death in some cases. Even in cases where the driver is clearly at fault, trucking companies often train their drivers on what to say following an accident in order to avoid blame. Insurance companies also have a vested interest in shifting the blame away from their customers, making it incredibly important to hire an experienced attorney to help you file your claim and fight to secure the compensation you are owed.
Hire A Lawyer With The Experience You Need
At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., our Fort Lauderdale truck accident lawyers have dedicated their careers to providing injured victims with the experienced and passionate representation they deserve in their time of need. Ever since we first opened our doors more than 60 years ago, we have helped our clients recover hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. If you were seriously injured in a truck accident, give us a call at (954) 866-5493 to discuss your situation over the phone, or send us your information through our online form to start out with a free case evaluation.