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Bradenton Truck Accident Lawyer

Because commercial trucks are so large, they often injure more than one party when things go wrong. This adds additional confusion surrounding any lawsuit or settlement. Additionally, the injuries suffered by large truck crash victims are often severe to extreme. Damages to victims can easily reach the six or seven digits, and luckily most trucking companies have very high insurance policies, meaning that the victims of truck collisions can often recover substantial sums of compensation.

If you have been injured in a serious truck accident, we can help you recover compensation. Call the Bradenton truck accident lawyer today for immediate assistance.

Causes of Commercial Vehicle Collisions

When the driver caused the collision, or the person who loaded the truck or is responsible for the vehicle’s maintenance did not do their job, you should not be left with the substantial bills caused by their errors. Typical causes of commercial vehicle collisions are as follows:

  • Drowsy driving;
  • Distracted driving;
  • Driving under the influence (DU) of alcohol or controlled substances;
  • Aggressive driving;
  • Speeding;
  • Rollover caused by improper loading or storage of cargo;
  • Overloaded truck; and
  • Defective or poorly maintained auto part of the truck (brakes, tires, steering, or other).

Drowsy Driving and Truck Collisions

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), commercial operators are one of the most likely types of drivers to fall asleep at the wheel or drive while drowsy. More than 6,000 fatalities are caused by drivers who get behind the wheel while drowsy, and with long hours on the road, strict deadlines to make, and money on the line, commercial vehicle drivers drive without getting enough sleep on a frequent basis. Often, the faster a load is delivered, the more money, per hour, a truck driver makes. This drives the incentive for speeding, drowsy driving, turning to narcotics to stay awake behind the wheel, and aggressive driving.

Victims of Truck Collisions Suffer Serious Injuries Due to The Size of The Opposing Vehicle

The average commercial vehicle is many times the weight of a passenger vehicle. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the maximum weight of a single axle commercial truck is 22,000 pounds, the maximum weight of a tandem axle is 44,000 pounds, and the maximum oversize load is 80,000 pounds, the equivalent of 20 average sized passenger vehicles. When that much mass is packed behind a 60 mile per hour vehicle, the outcome is always stacked against the favor of the smaller vehicle. Coupled with the sheer mass and speed of the truck, the truck’s height also makes for catastrophic injuries to passenger vehicle occupants. Afterwards, it is not uncommon that there is little left of the original passenger vehicle other than the small area containing the occupants.

Our Bradenton Truck Accident Lawyers Are Here During Your Time of Need

If you were injured by a negligent commercial vehicle driver, you deserve to be compensated for your medical costs, pain and suffering, scarring or disfigurement, lost wages, and property damage. Reach out to the Pendas Law Firm today to speak with an experienced Bradenton truck accident lawyer at your soonest convenience.

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