Trucking accident lawyers representing victims in
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration,
there is a higher volume of large trucks on the nation’s
highways now than ever before. With an increased volume of
traffic, there are more large truck accidents, killing thousands
of victims and injuring tens of thousands every year.
In 2015 alone, the FMCSAreports that 3,536 fatal crashes
involving large trucks occurred, resulting in the deaths of
4,067 people. Another 83,000 trucks were involved in
injury crashes, resulting in injuries to 116,000 people.
In Florida, 244 people were killed in truck accidents in 2015 alone.
A tractor trailer can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. The sheer weight and size of these large vehicles pose much greater risks of catastrophic injuries and accidents when they have collisions with smaller vehicles because of the significant physical forces that are released during the crashes. The experienced personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Carolina Nunez, P.A. represent victims of truck crashes in Orlando, Winter Park, Stuart, Gainesville, and Daytona Beach --but we also can take cases throughout the surrounding area to help one to recover the maximum possible damages for losses.
Holding Drivers and Trucking Carriers Liable
Many factors may lead to large truck crashes. Some of the common truck driver and truck-related reasons include the following:
Improper securement of loads
Drugs and alcohol
Failures to obey traffic control signals
Poorly maintained equipment
Defective truck parts
Texting while driving
Improper lane changes
All of these causes are preventable and may form the basis of liability. If you have been injured in a truck accident, call The Law Offices of Carolina Nunez, P.A. at 407-376-2229 or 386-224-6544 for your free consultation today.
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Orange County: Orlando - Winter Park - Apopka - Winter Garden - Dr. Phillips - Bithlo - Belle Isle - Alafaya
Seminole County: Winter Springs - Oviedo - Longwood - Geneva - Casselberry - Lake Mary - Altamonte Springs
Volusia County: Daytona Beach - DeLand - Deltona - New Smyrna Bech - Ormond Beach - DeBary - DeLeon Springs
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Polk County: Lakeland - Winter Haven - Bartow - Davenport - Lake Wales - Haines City - Auburndale