Federal government research notes these facts about large truck crashes:
- Large trucks were involved in 286,000 crashes in 2009.
- 232,000 of those accidents caused property damage.
- 51,000 large truck crashes left people injured.
- 2,987 large truck accidents proved fatal.
- Large truck crashes killed 3,380 Americans in 2009.
- 74,000 people in the U.S. were injured in large truck crashes.
- In Florida, large truck crashes kill more than 3 people per week.
Source: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Our U.S. economy relies heavily on the ability to move products from manufacturers’ facilities to store shelves and into consumers’ hands. While big trucks play an important role in making commerce happen, their size makes tractor-trailers and other big rigs an intimidating and highly dangerous presence on our nation’s roads. The utmost care must be exercised while operating tractor-trailers and other big rigs on our nations roads, and when such care is not exercised, the result is often tragic. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration confirms that there are more than half a million interstate freight carriers in the U.S. In all, more than 10,900,000 large trucks are registered in our country. The FMCSA reports that those large trucks are involved in more than 783 crashes nationwide every day.
Naples and Fort Myers trucking accident attorneys at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, are aggressive advocates for the victims of accidents caused by large trucks. The sheer weight and momentum of a tractor-trailer or other big truck can cause devastating injuries when an accident occurs. If you or someone you care about has been hurt in a trucking accident, the Fort Myers and Cape Coral trucking accident lawyers in our firm have the real-world experience that can make a difference in recovering the monetary damages you need to help with the medical and financial challenges caused by a commercial trucking accident.
As professionals who handle cases for victims of truck accidents, our Fort Myers trucking accident attorneys understand that commercial drivers are at risk for the same kinds of destructive behaviors that other motorists engage in. For instance, the U.S. Department of Transportation has had to enact special regulations to discourage drivers – including those transporting hazardous materials – from using cell phones to converse or to send text messages while on the road. Our Naples trucking accident lawyers also know that the FMCSA has proposed additional requirements for commercial truck drivers in an effort to keep fatigued drivers from getting behind the wheel and causing accidents.
Government figures from the most recent year for which data is available confirm that large truck crashes injured 74,000 Americans. That’s about one person injured every 8 hours around the clock. At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, our firm has a long history of working with law enforcement and citizens’ groups to support efforts to make Florida’s roads safer for motorcyclists and motorists of all sorts. We believe that part of that initiative includes removing careless or negligent drivers from our streets, and our tenacious representation of accident victims aims to accomplish that goal along with recovering monetary damages for our clients.
Injuries in Southwest Florida Commercial Trucking Accidents Can Include:
- Multiple broken bones.
- Head injuries that leave victims with devastating brain damage.
- Spinal cord injuries that cause lifelong paralysis.
- Organ damage that spells lasting health issues.
- Deep cuts that heal into disfiguring scars.
At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, we have the experience of working with experts and accident reconstructionists to hold the truck driver and trucking company accountable for their negligence or carelessness. We are committed to ensuring that we present the most compelling case on behalf of our clients. When you’ve been severely injured, you want the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’ve put your trust in attorneys who are committed to protecting your rights and representing your best interests. We aren’t afraid of big insurance companies, powerful trucking companies or any other parties responsible for leaving Southwest Floridians hurt and unable to work or enjoy their lives.
Our firm began as a family concern and Mr. Scheiner, his wife, and his son – an associate attorney with Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner – continue that family focus today. Forty years of successfully recovering compensation for accident victims who need a strong advocate has made our firm a leader in Florida. Call today and ask how we can put that experience to work for you. If we don’t win for you, then you pay us nothing.
1-800-283-2900 – Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner – Focused on Justice
- Southwest Florida Trucking Accidents
- State Rules and Regulations for Intrastate Trucking
- Truck Driver Fatigue
- Blind Spots
- Squeeze Play/Wide Turns
- Commercial Truck Accidents: Braking Ability
- Tractor-Trailer Brake Failure
- Improper Braking Technique
- Stopping Distance
- Swinging Turns
- Bald Tires/Tire Blowout
- Overweight or Overloaded Trucks
- Safe Loading of Trucks
- Falling Debris
- Lack of Training
- Black Box in Commercial Trucks
- Wet Roads and Trucking Collisions
- Improper Lane Change
- Work Hour Restrictions