TRUCKING ACCIDENTS

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TRUCKING ACCIDENTS

Injury on the open road.

When the FMCSA rules are broken

Trucking accidents can be devastating

If you were injured in a trucking collision, you may have experienced the terror of having a big rig bear down on your car or SUV.  In trucking accidents where there is a semi tractor-trailer or “big rig” crashes into a smaller vehicle, occupants of the passenger vehicle typically sustain catastrophic injuries such as those that lead to brain injury, scarring from burns, paralysis, or death.  The driver of the semi tractor-trailer may well walk away from the wreck unscathed.  Woodruff Injury Law helps clients recover full compensation after Florida trucking accidents.

Trucking accident investigations

The most common cause of a trucking accidents is driver error.  Other contributing causes may include—
  • negligence, carelessness or recklessness on the part of the trucking company
  • negligence, carelessness or recklessness on the part of the truck driver
  • defective equipment
  • debris on the road
  • an unbalanced load
  • a sleepy driver who overdrove the hours allowed under Florida and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
As a result of these complex relationships, a truck accident victim may have claims against the driver of an 18-wheeler, the company that loaded the trailer, the manufacturer of defective tires or other equipment, the company that last serviced the truck, or the construction company that left debris in the road.  In addition, the injured person may have claims against his or her own auto insurance company, other auto policies, and a health insurance policy.  Your attorney should be well versed in the law concerning these complicated legal documents.

Contact Woodruff Injury Law for help

Woodruff Injury Law is a skilled personal injury law firm with an exceptional ability to understand trucking accidents and the complex problems injury victims and their families throughout Florida’s West Coast are dealing with.  Contact Woodruff Injury Law today for more information or to schedule your free initial consultation.