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Serving Truck Accident Victims in Florida

Truck accidents can cause serious injury to motorists in passenger cars, as well as to pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicycle riders. Unfortunately, around one-third of all truck accidents result from actions taken by the truck driver, but innocent motorists are much more likely to be the ones hurt in these deadly crashes. If you or a loved one is the victim of a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for losses resulting from the crash. At Steinger, Greene & Feiner, our injury attorneys have represented more than 32,000 clients harmed in accidents since 1997. We have the legal knowledge to take on tough cases and we are ready to put our experience to work on your truck accident claim.

TRUCK ACCIDENTS OFTEN OCCUR BECAUSE OF DRIVER ERROR

Truck drivers are required to have a commercial driver’s license (CDL), and throughout the trucking industry, it is generally considered standard practice for drivers to have at least two years of driving experience before they are entrusted with a large tractor-trailer or big rig. There is good reason to demand truck drivers be well-trained and have ample experience. Tractor-trailers and large trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, while the average passenger vehicle weighs in at just 3,000-5,000 pounds. Large trucks also have a much longer stopping distance due to their mass, have bigger blind spots, are prone to rolling over because they are so top-heavy, and can become involved in accidents due to jackknifing or cars rolling underneath the body of the truck. Drivers of trucks are expected to account for the inherent challenges in driving a truck, but unfortunately the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has estimated that driver-related factors play a role in causing 31 percent of truck accidents. Some common reasons for collisions involving trucks include but are not limited to:

If a truck driver makes these mistakes, breaks FMCSA rules, violates any rules of the road or is simply unreasonably careless in operating a truck, truck accident attorneys can help victims or surviving family members pursue a claim to obtain compensation for any injuries that result.

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