Trucking Accidents

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Brevard Truck Accident Attorney

Because a fully loaded commercial vehicle commonly weighs up to 80,000 lbs., and a passenger car only about 4000 lbs., a collision often results in severe injury or death to the car's driver and/or occupants. In Florida, the driver’s own auto insurance policy pays for medical expenses, loss of income, property damage and more, generally up to specific limits of coverage. However, in cases of serious injuries, additional compensation for pain and suffering and other non-economic damages may be pursued when appropriate. It is advisable to consult with an experienced truck accident attorney to ensure that your rights are protected and that you are pursuing the maximum amount of damages.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

There are many causes of truck accidents, including, but not limited to, the following: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2012, the most recent year that data was compiled, the following statistics apply:

    • Driver inattention – eating, drinking, texting, talking on the phone, fumbling for a CD

    • Disobeying or ignoring rules of the road – speeding, careless or reckless driving, failure to yield the right of way, improper lane change

    • Equipment failure – defective tires and brakes commonly cause accidents

    • Driver fatigue – exhaustion often results from driving in excess of permitted hours

    • Alcohol or drug impairment – drunk and drugged driving, including prescription medication

    • Cargo spillage – improperly loaded, inadequately secured cargo falls off or from truck, causing multiple accidents and pileups

If your accident was caused by the type of negligent conduct listed above, it is crucial to discuss this with your attorney. In addition to the truck driver, the trucking company and others may be held accountable.

Truck Accident Data
    • 3921 – deaths caused by crashes with large trucks in US

    • 104,000 – injuries in crashes involving large trucks in US

    • 194 – Florida total large trucks involved in fatal crashes

    • 333,000 – the number of large trucks involved in crashes in US

    • 2% - the percentage of large truck drivers with a blood alcohol content level (BAC) of .08% or higher involved in a fatal crash in US (NHTSA)

Cocoa Truck Accident and Personal Injury Attorney Perry L. Cameron

Florida’s accident and personal injury laws are complex. For this reason, if you were injured in a truck, car, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian accident, it is advisable to obtain the legal counsel of an experienced Cocoa personal injury lawyer to ensure that your rights are properly protected.. Attorney Perry L. Cameron offers a complimentary consultation to discuss your case and to explain your legal options. Personal injury cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no up-front legal fees and no fees at all unless your case is successfully resolved either through settlement or court award. To schedule your telephone or office consultation,

Call Attorney Perry L. Cameron at (321) 301-4615.

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