On the road, there is almost nothing more deadly than an out-of-control truck. In one year alone, more than 330,000 large trucks were involved in vehicle crashes in the United States. A large truck is any truck with a gross vehicle weight rating over 10,000 pounds. Nearly 4,500 of large truck crashes resulted in fatalities, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Unfortunately, a large majority of fatal trucking accidents occur as a result of negligence by one of the drivers. Negligence is often defined as failure to exercise the degree of care considered reasonable under similar circumstances. In addition, trucking accidents can be caused by reckless behavior, which can lead to devastating injuries.
If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident, contact our personal injury attorneys for a free consultation to discuss your claim.
Pensacola Truck Accidents: Causes
Along with inadequate training, demanding delivery schedules and a host of mechanical and safety concerns, contributing factors in an accident can be complex. The most common factors include:
- Failure to control speed
- Driving while intoxicated
Even though Florida imposes strict rules on the number of hours a trucker can be at the wheel, these guidelines are often not followed.
Unlike many other vehicular accidents, truck crashes often result in great damage and multiple injuries. Medical expenses can add up fast. Our Pensacola truck accident lawyers thoroughly investigate each case to determine whether filing a personal injury lawsuit might be in the victim’s best interests. Our goal is to find out who may be liable for causing your injuries and hold them accountable for their negligence.
Pensacola Trucking Accident Injury Lawyers
Trucking companies are only required to maintain many of their records for six months. If you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company, it is imperative that you take action quickly. Contact us at Emmanuel, Sheppard and Condon today.
For a free trucking accident injury consultation please call 850-444-HURT (4878). If you prefer, you may complete the requested information to the right, and a representative from our office will be in contact with you shortly.