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Every day, an incredible number of semi-trucks carrying everything from retail goods to heavy-duty commercial machinery traverse Florida’s major highways. These trucks play a critical role in our economy, making sure stores’ shelves remain fully-stocked and ensuring that businesses have the resources and supplies they need to serve their customers. But, while semi-trucks are important, they are also dangerous. Fortunately, victims may be entitled to compensation with the help of an experienced semi-truck accident lawyer in Florida.
If you or a loved one were injured in a semi collision, contact Searcy Denney today for a free consultation. Our truck accident attorneys will review the circumstances surrounding your case and help you determine the best course of action for recovering maximum damages.
“Semi-truck” is a catch-all name for the largest of commercial trucks: tractor trailers, also called big rigs and 18-wheelers. The name originally comes from the trailer itself; because it has no front wheels, cannot operate independently and must be hauled, it is a “semi” truck. The total length of a semi-truck- trailer combination can be up to 75 feet on national network highways and usually a maximum of 65 feet on non-national network roads. Federal rules prohibit states from reducing acceptable lengths to less than 53 feet on interstate or access roads. Many states, including Florida, impose a 53 foot maximum on roads that are not federally funded.
On Florida’s highways and suburban streets, accidents involving semi-trucks are an everyday occurrence. In Palm Beach County alone, there are hundreds – if not thousands – of commercial truck accidents every year. The following are important statistics regarding semis:
At Searcy Denney, we bring decades of experience to representing individuals and families who have been injured and lost loved ones in semi-truck accidents throughout Florida. With our focus on personal injury and wrongful death representation and with a large team of attorneys, we have what it takes to win against the biggest trucking and insurance companies in the industry. We have won millions of dollars for clients in semi-truck accidents, and accumulated more than $5 billion in verdicts and settlements across our areas of practice.
Here are just two examples of cases for which our Florida semi-truck accident lawyers have secured substantial settlements:
There are numerous factors that can lead to semi-truck collisions. These trucks are heavy, they are difficult to maneuver and they are even more difficult to stop when traveling at highway speeds. Cargo loading issues can lead to accidents as well, and truck defects can create dangerous and deadly scenarios in the blink of an eye. While driving distractions and driver fatigue are among the most common causes of semi-truck accidents, they are just two of countless examples of driver errors that can be fatal for both drivers and occupants of other vehicles.
You can do your part in preventing a semi-truck accident when you find yourself sharing the road with one of these monster tractor trailers.
Regardless of the circumstances, if you were injured or a loved one was killed in a semi-truck accident, you deserve to be fairly compensated for your losses. For more information about your rights, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation. We are ready to fight for you, even if we have to take your case to court.