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Florida Trucking Accidents

Trucking accidents are a common occurrence in Florida. Data shows that Florida has one of the highest truck accident fatality rates in the country. Due to the fact that commercial trucks are massive in size and can weigh anywhere from 20,000 to 80,000 pounds, the injuries resulting from a truck accident can be catastrophic in nature.

At Shapiro Law Group, we know that a semi-truck accident can not only leave you with devastating injuries but also affect your long-term earning capacity significantly. Our Florida truck accident lawyers have the legal expertise, courtroom experience, and resources to stand up to trucking companies and their insurance providers, negotiate aggressively, and recover full and fair compensation.

What Causes So Many Truck Accidents in Florida?

One of the biggest reasons why Florida has such a high truck accident rate is that the state is intersected by four extremely busy highways – Interstate 75, Interstate 10, Interstate 95, and Interstate 4. Due to the development of warehousing and logistics centers in the state – particularly in Central Florida – there has been a significant increase in truck traffic along these highways, which in turn has resulted in an increase in truck accidents.

The most common causes of semi-truck accidents in Florida include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Impaired driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Speeding
  • Aggressive driving
  • Overloading
  • Failing to properly secure the cargo
  • Mechanical defects

Injuries That Can Result from Florida Truck Accidents

Whenever a large truck collides with a passenger vehicle, the occupants of the passenger vehicle are at risk of suffering extremely serious injuries. Due to its sheer size and weight, a commercial truck can absolutely flatten a passenger vehicle – especially at high speeds.

The most common types of injuries that can result from a trucking accident include:

  • Deep cuts and punctures
  • Broken bones
  • Crush injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Traumatic amputation
  • Injuries to the chest and ribs
  • Injuries to the neck and back
  • Injuries to internal organs
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries

Do Insurance Companies Cover Truck Accidents?

Insurance companies do cover truck accidents in Florida. Liability insurance is meant to cover the costs associated with compensating truck accident victims and their families as well as the property damage caused by the accident.

The coverage amount can differ drastically depending on the type of cargo being transported by the truck in question. For instance, the minimum required liability insurance coverage for a truck carrying general freight is $1,000,000. The amount of liability insurance needed for a truck carrying hazardous materials, on the other hand, can be as high as $5 million or even more.

Filing a Claim for a Truck Accident in Florida

Depending on the factors that contributed to the accident, the following parties can be held liable for your injuries and other losses.

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The company or contractor responsible for loading the cargo
  • The company or contractor responsible for maintaining the truck
  • Auto part manufacturer

A supreme and committed Florida trucking accident lawyer can carry out a detailed investigation into the accident, determine who can be held liable, and collect the evidence needed for establishing their liability.

Once they have all the evidence they need, your Florida truck accident lawyer can recover the compensation you deserve by negotiating with the at-fault party’s insurance provider. If the insurance company is unwilling to pay what you deserve, your lawyer might decide to take your case to trial and recover the damages you are owed.

Injured by a Commercial Truck? Our Seasoned Florida Truck Accident Attorney is Ready to Represent You

Truck accident cases can be far more complicated than car accident cases – largely due to the fact that truck companies might go to any extent to blame the accident entirely on truck drivers while denying any liability of their own.

The proven motor vehicle accident lawyer at Shapiro Law Group has experience in handling truck accident claims and are aware of all the tactics that trucking companies and their insurance providers might employ to deny or limit their liability. We can gather the evidence needed to establish their fault and liability, hold them accountable, and fight relentlessly to recover the monetary compensation you deserve.

To discuss your claim with a skilled and capable Florida truck accident attorney, call our law firm today at 339-200-9933 or fill out our online contact form and schedule a free consultation.

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