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Commercial Truck Accidents Happen Everywhere, Even Here In The Sunshine State

It is intimidating to get next to, behind, or in front of a commercial truck on the highway. The total size of the vehicles is scary enough, but when the big-rigs are swerving, speeding, or weaving in and out of traffic, the situation can feel that much more intense. People have a right to be worried though. If a truck operator is driving erratically and recklessly, sooner or later, an accident is sure to occur. 

Unfortunately, when collisions do happen with eighteen-wheelers, they are usually not minor little fender benders. Passenger vehicles and motorcycles are no match for the commercial trucks. Instead, those riding in small cars, trucks, SUVs, or cycles are left with severe and lasting injuries. Those damages often include things such as…

• Deep Lacerations, Puncture Wounds, And Burns
• Fractures And Broken Bones That Can Lead To Amputations
• Internal Organ Damage And Bleeding
• Traumatic Brain Injuries
• Partial Or Full Paralysis

Death Can Become Part Of The Equation As Well

A report by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration states that 4,889 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes across America in 2017. That amount was a 9-percent increase from 2016. In other words, family members can lose their loved ones in the events. So, commercial truck accidents should never be taken lightly as they can have drastic consequences.

Victims And Their Families May Be Entitled To Fair Compensation

If it can be proven that your injuries were a direct result of a commercial truck driver’s negligence or recklessness, it may be possible for you to get restitution for those damages. Spouses, children, and other family members might be able to receive compensation when a wrongful death occurs too. Of course, big organizations tend to have legal teams on retainer though, and they stop at nothing to prevent their client from having to pay out a substantial sum. They even go as far as attempting to pass the blame onto the victim.

Florida residents should not fret as our law firm is here to help. If you became injured in an accident with a big-rig, or a member of your family lost their life, give us a call for a free case evaluation. A full partner represents every matter, and some of the ways they build the strongest case possible include but are not limited to…

• Obtaining The Black Box Data From The Commercial Truck
• Collecting Police Reports And Witness Testimonies
• Getting Surveillance Camera Footage
• Securing Driving Logs And Reviewing Driving Records
• Accident Reconstructions When Necessary

In hiring our team, you will gain top-notch representation. Together, the attorneys have over 150-years of combined experience. They have amassed a total of 10,000 successful cases during their time practicing law. The results speak for themselves as these lawyers have recovered over $500 million in settlements and verdicts. For instance, in one matter where a commercial truck collided with stopped traffic, we were able to recoup $4.7 million for our client.

So, don’t allow a transportation company’s attorneys to take advantage of you in your time of need. Instead, contact our office and put a proven, reputable, and trustworthy firm in your corner. We will fight tooth and nail to recover the settlement that you are entitled to. Also, some legal establishments do not have the means to take a claim all the way to trial. Our firm has the resources to do just that. The representation that you need and deserve is merely a phone call away.

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

Commercial Truck Accidents Happen Everywhere, Even Here In The Sunshine State

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
Murphy & Walsh

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