Florida Truck Accidents on the Rise
Vehicle safety is constantly scrutinized and improved upon, but less talked about is truck safety, which is not as safe as you might think. In 2013, the number of people who died in large truck crashes was 14 percent higher than in 2009. While other types of highway accidents decrease, truck accidents are increasing.
This increase is partly due to a shortage of truck drivers in the U.S., and current drivers routinely driving more than the 77 hours permitted each week, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute.
If a truck is involved in an accident with a passenger car, the passenger car has a slim chance of coming out unscathed, as a large truck can weigh 20 to 30 times as much as the car. In a tractor-trailer wreck with a car, there are often multiple serious injuries and fatalities. If you or someone you know is injured in one of these accidents, you should call an accident injury attorney immediately. Major trucking companies carry more than a million dollars in liability insurance because accidents are so frequent, and an experienced attorney will make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries or loss.
The Law Offices of James O. Cunningham have been helping car accident victims recover losses for more than 30 years. In a serious accident, your medical bills could climb to the tens of thousands of dollars. Not to mention ambulance fees, ongoing treatment, medication, physical therapy, lost wages, and possible loss of spousal support. Since 1977 attorney James Cunningham has been aggressively representing accident victims and their families to make sure they’re covered in every aspect.
Often, aside from overworked drivers, there are other accident causes like distraction and dangerous driving. An experienced attorney will help you bring up these defenses, and will make sure you walk away with a claim that covers all damages and medical bills. Call the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) to set up your free consultation.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.