Large commercial trucks contribute to a large portion of the accidents on roadways in the United States. While these trucks represent 7% of all miles driven, they contribute to 12% of all fatalities. With truck accidents in Florida causing so much pain and suffering, it’s important to know what your rights are.
Truck accidents occur for a wide variety of reasons. Some of the most common reasons are:
- Driver fatigue accounts for numerous accidents every day. Truck drivers often work long hours and don’t take the proper time to rest before continuing on their trip.
- A truck that isn’t properly maintained is a dangerous vehicle to be on the road, and is responsible for a sizable portion of all accidents.
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is also an issue that accounts for accidents and fatalities.
Regardless of the cause, you are entitled to complete representation and assistance with the aftermath of an accident. Unfortunately, large trucking companies use all kinds of tactics to try to keep their drivers and their company from being charged. This makes having an attorney even more important.
For expert advice regarding your recent truck accident, contact us at the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld P.A. We are dedicated to providing you with the representation that you need. Our years of experience and firm understanding of the laws surrounding truck accidents in Florida guarantee that you will receive the compensation that you deserve. We are here to help you through every step of this difficult journey.