Trucking Accident Lawyer
Nearly 286,000 truck accidents were reported, accounting for nearly 4% of all motor vehicle accidents.
At least one person was killed in 3,215 of the reported trucking accidents and injuries were sustained in over 53,000 of the reported truck accidents.
Only 14% of the reported truck accident deaths were truck occupants; 70% of the fatalities were drivers or occupants of the other motor vehicle while 14% were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists.
Nearly 75% of reported truck accidents resulting in death involved tractor-trailers and 25% were single large trucks.
Under Florida law, victims of trucking accidents may be entitled to recover for their damages from the at-fault party. However, most trucking accidents require knowledge of various state and federal laws specific to large trucks and involve large commercial insurance carriers who are willing to utilize their vast resources in an effort to minimize your claim. That is why it is important to select an experienced Lakewood Ranch trucking accident lawyer who understands your rights and is willing to fight for you.
At Matthew Erjavec, P.A., we are committed to protecting the rights of trucking accident victims in Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Venice, and Parrish. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a trucking accident, call our office and talk to an experienced trucking accident lawyer today.