Commercial trucks, semi-trailer tractors, tractor trailers, big-rigs and eighteen-wheelers are some of the heaviest vehicles on Florida highways and interstates, particularly when they are hauling a fully-loaded trailer. The tremendous weight of these semi-trucks makes them devastatingly destructive when involved in an accident with a smaller motor vehicle, like a car, sport utility vehicle (SUV), pick-up truck or motorcycle.
Truckers are professional drivers and a lot of them are great at what they do and follow all of the safety precautions, including making sure they are well-rested and able to be attentive to the road and the traffic around them. Commercial trucker drivers have to go through special truck-driver school and truck-driver training and have to pass a special truck-driver test. The additional training leads to a heightened duty and vigilance that a commercial truck driver owes to other drivers on the road.
No matter how much training a trucker receives, mistakes happen. Mistakes that occur while a trucker is operating a semi-truck can result in catastrophic personal injuries or death for any driver or passenger impacted in a smaller vehicle. The sheer weight of a commercial truck crashing into a smaller passenger vehicle can leave the occupants paralyzed, crippled, disfigured and forever not the same. Many trucking accidents can even result in death.
Florida Ticket Firm knows trucking laws and works with experienced personal injury lawyers and wrongful death lawyers to maximize the monetary recovery for those seriously injured, and for the families of those killed, in trucking accidents caused by semi-trucks, eighteen-wheelers, big rigs and tractor trailers. Florida laws and federal laws regulate commercial truck drivers and commercial trucking companies driving their semi-trucks on Florida highways and interstates. Florida Ticket Firm and its experienced personal injury co-counsel are very familiar with these laws and industry standards that relate to semi-truck drivers and trucking companies.
If you have been seriously injured in a trucking accident or a family member has been killed in an accident involving a commercial truck or tractor trailer, call Florida Ticket Firm today at 844.FLA.FIRM for a FREE CONSULTATION with an experienced trucking accident lawyer. Florida Ticket Firm handles trucking cases throughout the entire State of Florida on a contingency fee basis and advances all costs on your behalf. If there is no recovery, you owe nothing. A Trucking Accident Lawyer from Florida Ticket Firm can help if you or a loved one have been injured in an accident involving a semi-truck or eighteen-wheeler.