Trucking Accident Lawyer

Trucking accidents occur when a large truck, tractor-trailer, or semi (weighing over 10,000 pounds) collides with another vehicle or pedestrian. Often, these large trucks weigh more than 30 times more than a motor vehicle. As such, most trucking accidents result in catastrophic injuries to motor vehicle drivers and their passengers, leaving them with significant medical bills, lost wages, and other economic losses. According to the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Transportation:

  • 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 reported truck accidents.
  • Only 14% of the reported truck accident deaths were truck occupants; 70% 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 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 due to a trucking accident, call our office and talk to an experienced trucking accident lawyer today.

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