Tractor Trailer Collisions Can Cause Extensive Damage and Injuries
If it seems to you there are more trucks than ever on the road, you’re right. More people are staying home and ordering online instead of going to the store so more trucks are needed to bring products from the factories to individual homes.
Estimates by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration say there are about 282 million vehicles on U.S. roads and over 15 million of them are trucks.
Just by their sheer weight and large size, trucks have the potential to cause very serious damage to persons and property when they are involved in a collision and thousands of people are seriously injured in accidents involving trucks every year. Often it is difficult determining who or what is at fault in an accident and with trucks it is also difficult to immediately know who even owns the truck.
There are approximately 500,000 accidents involving trucks each year with about 5,000 of them resulting in fatal injuries.
When a driver is injured in an accident with a truck there are a number of facts that need to be discovered quickly:
- Who Owns the Truck?
- Was the Truck Maintained Properly?
- Was the Driver of the Truck Properly Licensed?
- Does the Owner of the Truck Follow Rules about Driver Rest Periods?
- What actually Caused the Accident?
- Is there Sufficient Insurance on the Truck and Driver?
All these questions must be answered promptly and accurately so the victims can pursue whatever legal options are available to help them pay for injuries and damages.
Our experience dealing with complex accident cases in south Florida extends from 1992 through today and we are committed to an attorney-client relationship that puts our client first.
The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus is available for free consultation by video or in person seven days a week and you can reach us at (954) 356-0006.
South Florida Truck Accident Attorneys