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Florida Truck Accident Attorneys

If you are injured by one of nearly 11 million large trucks on the road, Searcy Denney is your skilled, compassionate advocate.

Whether you are an automobile driver or passenger alongside a semi-truck on the highway, or a pedestrian crossing a busy street in front of a tractor trailer, the sheer size and number of large trucks on the road represent accidents waiting to happen.

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“Large” trucks can be single-unit trucks, tractor-trailers, or cargo vans – all weighing more than 10,000 pounds. In other words, they’re bigger than whatever you’re driving! So here are some facts you might want to remember the next time you encounter one of these on the road:

  • There are nearly 11 million large trucks on the streets and highways of the US.
  • In 2009, 286,000 large truck crashes were reported, accounting for 4% of all motor vehicle accidents.
  • Yet, due to their size, weight, and number on the road, large trucks have a higher fatal crash rate per mile than passenger vehicles.
  • In 2009, at least one person was killed in 3,215 of the reported large truck crashes, and injuries were sustained in 53,000 of these truck crash incidents.
  • Drivers and other occupants of passenger vehicles are far more likely to be killed or injured in a large truck crash than are truck occupants.
  • In 2009, only 14% of large truck crash deaths were truck occupants; 70% of fatalities were drivers and passengers in other motor vehicles, and 14% were pedestrians, bicyclists, or motorcyclists.

If you or a family member is a victim of a traumatic trucking accident, you’ll find yourself with a million questions weighing on your mind.

A trucking accident can turn your family, and your life, inside out. In the midst of dealing with a death or severe injury, you’re forced to focus on the financial burden of the accident – which can include enormous medical expenses, lost wages, and extensive property damage.

Contact us for more information or a free consultation with an experienced Florida truck accident lawyer.

In the stressful circumstances of a trucking accident, advice and counsel from our experienced attorneys at Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley can clarify your rights to legal recourse and help you sort out your options for recovery from the parties responsible. If a loved one has been killed, or you or a family member has been injured, in a trucking accident, please fill out our Contact Form or call us to learn more. We would be happy to arrange for a confidential free consultation.

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