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Southwest Florida Trucking Accidents

In Florida, medium or heavy trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds caused 174 fatal crashes in 2012. According to Florida Traffic Crash Facts, large trucks were involved in 4.13 percent of fatal collisions. Large trucks were also involved in 3,563 crashes causing injury, which was a total of 1.36 percent of injury collisions.

Large truck crashes are much more likely to injure or kill people in other vehicles or people who are walking, biking or motorcycling. The truck driver was the victim in only 17 percent of fatal collisions. As the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports, 67 percent of the people killed in truck collisions were occupants of other cars and 15 percent were pedestrians, bicycle riders or motorcyclists.

Truck accident victims who survive crashes may also suffer serious injuries including spinal cord damage and brain injury. These injuries can be extremely expensive. A person disabled by a spinal cord injury at age 25 will spend more than $4.5 million on lifetime medical care according to the Christopher Reeve Foundation.

Throughout Southwest Florida, Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, has built a reputation as advocates for the injured through more than four decades of experience. With more than 50 professionals and a network of outside medical and legal experts on our team, our firm has the resources to make even the most complex personal injury or wrongful death cases. Call our Southwest Florida trucking accidents lawyers today at 800-646-1210 to schedule your free consultation to learn how we can help.

Founding Attorney Bruce L. Scheiner now works alongside son Preston J. Scheiner to represent injury victims and their families throughout Southwest Florida, including Naples, Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Port Charlotte.

Your Rights After a Southwest Florida Trucking Accident

Southwest Florida trucking accident victims deserve monetary compensation for injuries and losses caused by a traffic collision.

Many different rules and regulations apply to truck drivers. In addition to following state laws and standard driving rules such as speed limits, truckers are also expected to obey regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The FMCSA limits hours driven and requires regular vehicle inspections, among other rules.

Trucking accident attorneys at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner conduct careful review of a collision to determine whether applicable state and federal laws were violated. Obtaining on-duty logs, police reports, driving records, cell phone records will often result in the discovery of other careless, negligent or illegal behavior.

Trucking companies can also be held accountable based on the company’s substandard policies or the negligence of its employees. Often, it makes sense to make a claim against both the trucker and the company that employs him. In many cases, these are out-of-state entities and so you should insure your law firm has the experience and resources to handle such complexities.

If you or a loved one is injured in a collision with a commercial vehicle, call Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights. Call 800-646-1210 or contact us online today.

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I was really satisfied with services I received. Bruce is not only an attorney, but like family. He got me three times what I thought I would receive and was always there when I needed an answer on something. I'd say he is the best attorney I have dealt with in my 68 years. Harry Zulauf
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