Commercial Truck Accident Lawyers Orlando
Accidents involving trucks and other commercial vehicles can be far more severe than those involving cars. Injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises all the way up to death. In addition, some of these injuries can be particularly traumatic, lasting for many years and causing you to incur a high amount of medical expenses. Because of the unique set of complexities involved with a typical commercial truck accident case, it is important to be represented by an attorney that has extensive experience with trucking accidents.
What Causes Commercial Trucking Accidents?
Commercial trucks make up a large percentage of the traffic on the roads today. In addition, roughly 12% of all auto-related fatalities on America’s highways involve crashes with commercial vehicles. This percentage may be slightly higher within Central Florida. It is a well-known fact that truckers are under more stress today than ever before, leading to greater dangers on the road and higher occurrences of these types of accidents.
Some common reasons why trucking-related vehicle crashes occur include:
- Aggressive driving
- Speeding to make a deadline
- Running red lights/stop signs
- Mechanical failures
- Driving in unsafe weather conditions
- Sleep deprivation
- Talking/texting while driving
- Spilling cargo on the road
What Safety Limitations are Placed on Trucks Nationally?
- CDL license holders being unable to posess more than one license.
- Stronger requirements on the State level for skills testing and license qualifications.
- Establishing minimum licensing standards nationwide.
The Act also outlines the various endorsements and restrictions placed on CDL licenses. For more information visit the Federal Department of Transportation website.
What to Do if Injured in a Trucking Accident?
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a commercial vehicle, the first step is to seek immediate medical attention. In addition, document as much as possible through photos and written notes, just as you would if involved in a typical auto accident. While on the scene, get the truck driver’s insurance information and the contact information of the company he/she works for. Do not discuss anything else related to the accident until you secure legal representation from a qualified Orlando truck accident attorney.
Todd Copeland & Associates proudly serves clients throughout Florida including the cities of Sanford, Lakeland, Haines City, Clermont, Kissimmee, Tavares, Haines City, Leesburg, St. Cloud, Eustis, Lady Lake, Apopka, and Winter Haven.
Todd E. Copeland & Associates has been litigating commercial truck accident cases for several years, and our firm has the expertise to investigate, document represent case. We will give you a FREE consultation to discuss what happened and help determine what kind of case you may have. In addition, we will not collect any upfront fees – you only pay us if we win compensation for you. To find out your legal rights following an accident with a commercial vehicle, contact our truck accident attorneys in Orlando at (407) 999-8995 or toll free at (888) 999-9149.