Florida Truck Accident Statistics
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident in Florida, our firm may be able to help you file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your losses. Weighing up to 80,000 pounds, large trucks can leave significant devastation after an accident. When a large truck or tractor-trailer collides with an ordinary passenger vehicle, the sheer size and weight of these trucks frequently result in severe catastrophic injuries or death to the occupants of the car. In fact, nearly 4,000 Americans are killed in truck accidents every year, and in 2012, 174 people were killed and another 3,563 people were injured in truck crashes in the state of Florida.
A number of factors can be responsible for trucking accidents, including:
- Bad weather
- Truck driver fatigue
- Tire failure
- Lack of maintenance
- Truck driver drug or alcohol use
- Overloaded trailers
Investigating the Crash
Many of our clients have been catastrophically injured as a result of an accident on I-10 (Interstate 10) or Highway 90 involving a large truck or tractor-trailer. Our attorneys have vast experience representing victims of these tragic crashes, and we have successfully handled personal injury claims against large trucking companies and their insurance carriers for over 50 years. At Powell, Powell & Powell, our experienced truck accident attorneys work to ensure a thorough investigation of the accident. We work with engineers and accident reconstruction experts to recreate the accident scene and secure electronic “black box” data, camera footage, driver logs, weigh-ins, and other evidence needed to prove the truck driver’s negligence. Retaining a qualified attorney can help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled as a result of these horrific crashes.
Getting Help: Contact Powell, Powell & Powell
Our fees in a truck accident case are a percentage of the recovery we obtain through trial or settlement. We also advance all costs of preparing the case for trial. Please be advised that we do not charge for any fees or costs unless we are successful in obtaining a recovery.
Our law firm is a family business that was founded on the principle of providing high-quality, responsive, and personalized legal services. We remain committed to this core principle and we work together as a team to ensure that our clients receive the individualized legal representation for which our firm is known.
Contact the truck accident attorneys at Powell, Powell & Powell for a free consultation.