Commercial trucks are vital to the transfer of goods from state to state – but due to their size, weight, and increased difficulty in maneuvering, they can pose a serious danger to other drivers on our roadways. Because of these factors, injuries and damages from an accident involving a tractor trailer truck can be quite extensive and often result in serious bodily injury to those involved. This is especially true for drivers and passengers of motor vehicles as well as non-motorists such as pedestrians and bicyclists. According to official studies, non-truckers make up 75% of truck-related accident injuries and 80% percent of truck-related deaths in the state of Florida.
A Large Truck Causation Study conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, found the top 10 most common causes for trucking accidents:
- Issues with brakes
- Congestion or other type of traffic flow interruptions
- Prescription drug use
- Driving too fast
- Inadequate surveillance
- Being unfamiliar with the road
- Required stops (crosswalks, stoplights)
- Over-the-counter drug use
Talk to a Tampa trucking attorney today
Commercial trucking accidents are more complex in nature than a standard motor vehicle accident, and therefore, it’s critical to enlist the help of a tenacious trucking accident attorney. Our knowledgeable personal injury team, led by Tampa personal injury and accident attorney John Castro, is extremely familiar with the commercial trucking industry, as well as the associated state and federal regulations that can often complicate trucking accident cases. At Anton Castro Law, we will represent your best interests and aggressively seek the compensation that you deserve.
How can we help
Determine Who is to Blame: In most cases, several parties share responsibility for a single truck. We will determine who should be held accountable for the accident, whether it be the trucking company, driver, or manufacturer.
Immediately File a Legal Claim: It is critical to file a legal claim IMMEDIATELY after the trucking accident. This is because the trucking company/manufacturer’s insurance company has already started building a case in their best interests. If they are able to build a strong enough case against you, your claim could be denied and you could lose out on a potential recovery of damages.
Support You Every Step of the Way: We will work hard on your behalf, focus on your needs as a victim, and work to achieve a fair compensation for your damages.
If you or someone you love is the unfortunate victim of a trucking accident, it is imperative to immediately contact a trucking accident attorney as you may be entitled to damages for your injuries. Don’t wait. Call Anton Castro Law today at 813-907-9807 for more information or to schedule a free consultation.