Recently, in Southwest Florida, authorities reported a U-Haul moving truck slammed into the side of a school bus in Cape Coral. Police say that the truck driver was intoxicated with either drugs or alcohol and ran a red light. He was later cut out of the cab of the truck but didn’t suffer any major injuries. The school bus was transporting 20 children after school, two of which had to be hospitalized, but are reported to be in good condition with only minor injuries.

At least 40% of trucking accidents are caused by the driver using some form of drug, causing scores of serious injuries and fatalities. Common injuries that result from trucking accidents include traumatic brain injury, head trauma, bone fractures, paralysis, and spinal cord injury.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident, it is vital to seek immediate expert legal advice from a South Florida trucking accident attorney who has complete understanding of liability issues.

Contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld to find out what your legal rights are and how to receive help. Call: [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] to meet with a skilled personal injury lawyer.