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Accidents involving collisions between tractor trailers and smaller automobiles can be some of the most devastating crashes to experience, particularly because of the huge difference between the two vehicles in size and weight. If you or someone you love has been hurt or killed in an accident involving a tractor trailer, you are encouraged to seek legal counsel from a truck accident attorney at The Law Offices of David I. Fuchs. When it comes to truck accidents, it is imperative that you work with someone who has the skills and experience necessary to help you obtain the compensation you deserve to cover your damages.
Every year, millions of commercial vehicles travel the highways all throughout the country, according to the Department of Transportation (DOT). The amount of trucks on area roadways can be problematic for motorists in smaller vehicles who are forced to share the roads with big rigs. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) notes that individuals in passenger vehicles are particularly vulnerable to serious and oftentimes catastrophic injuries when involved in collisions with tractor trailers.
As mentioned above, the sheer size and weight of tractor trailers and other large commercial vehicles can lead to major crash injuries and even death. The injuries that the drivers and passengers of smaller automobiles can face include spinal cord injuries, some of which may lead to paralysis; traumatic brain and/or head injuries, which could lead to a loss of earning capacity; and back injuries that often require several surgeries and may lead to lifelong recovery issues.
Whenever a crash occurs with a tractor trailer, there can be a number of people involved in the case. That said, the process of litigating a truck crash case can be quite complex, such that it requires the skills of an experienced truck accident attorney. Accident victims are encouraged to choose an appropriate attorney who has specific experience in handling truck cases and has successfully navigated the process in the past.
Big rigs are required to abide by several state and federal carrier rules and regulations that are set forth by both the U.S. and Florida Departments of Transportation. Having a thorough understanding of these rules and regulations will be key to mounting a successful case against the parties responsible for causing your injuries or your loved one’s death.
David Fuchs and his team know that trucking companies often place unsafe (and unrealistic) demands on their drivers, all for the sake of the almighty dollar. Their main concern is their bottom line, not necessarily the lives of others who are sharing the roadway. We are prepared to work with those who have been harmed by the unsafe practices of truck drivers and we will handle your case with the utmost compassion and discretion it rightfully deserves.
At The Law Offices of David I. Fuchs, we know what to look for at an accident scene, and we have the skills necessary to gather the evidence, reconstruct the accident, and seek the appropriate medical experts who can assist with establishing the strongest case possible.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, do not hesitate to seek help from a qualified attorney. Call our office today for a free consultation.