Tractor Trailer Accidents
Helping You Win A Tractor Trailer Case
Trucking companies have big money and lots of experience defending their negligent drivers. We are here to fight for you and your loved ones. A tractor trailer accident is a horrible event to go through. You are not alone. We are here for you.
Tractor Trailers can weigh 20-30 times more than your normal passenger vehicle, so their drivers must be extra cautious on the roads. Unfortunately, that is not often the case. A total of 3,986 people died in large truck crashes in 2016. 66 percent were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles, and 16 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists. If you are one of these victims, then let us help you find the road to recovery.
Our experienced attorneys will immediately begin investigating the details of your case. We work hard for you, but we also understand how difficult this time of your life can be. A tractor trailer case needs special attention to detail, and with our courtroom experience, we know exactly how to help you and your family recover from your tragic losses.
What is a tractor trailer?
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a large truck has a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds. A bus is any motor vehicle designed primarily to transport nine or more persons, including the driver.
Tractor trailers often drive long distances, for trucking companies. They are regulated by the federal government on how many hours and miles they can drive.
Drivers also receive specialized training. In an accident involving a tractor trailer, you must have a very experienced tractor trailer lawyer helping you through this time.
What should you do as a tractor trailer victim?
Once the police arrive, they will have questions about your tractor trailer. Be honest. It is okay to say you don’t know something! It is much better to go back and give more information later than to give incorrect information to start with.
Start a notebook. Write down dates, events, and anything that happens to you. You will thank yourself later!
Contact us as soon as you can. Our talented team of attorneys will want to start working on your case immediately. If your insurance company calls you, please do not give them a statement until you have spoken to our team. We are here to help YOU!
Proving Your Case
You might worry about how you will prove a tractor trailer event to your insurance company. In cases like this, you should contact a Florida Tractor trailer attorney like us at Pardy and Rodriguez. We have multiple offices across the state and will work with you and your schedule. We understand that you’re worried about your future and we will do everything we can to get you back on track.
Of the approximately 475,000 police-reported crashes involving large trucks in 2016, there were 3,864 (0.8 percent) fatal crashes and 104,000 (22 percent) injury crashes.