Daytona Beach Truck Accident Lawyer
Trucking Accident Attorney Serving Injury Victims in Daytona Beach, Florida
Did you know that large trucks can weigh anywhere from twenty to thirty times as much as a smaller passenger vehicle? According to the Insurance Information for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), it is often the large size and weight of semi-trucks that leads to such severe collisions with passenger cars. Moreover, large trucks can require any where from 20 percent to 40 percent more time than a passenger car to come to a stop, which means that vehicles that big rigs might not be able to stop in time if vehicle come to a rapid slow-down on the highway.
Given the severity of large truck accidents, people who are involved in crashes frequently sustain injuries that result in permanent disabilities. If you were involved in a large truck crash and suffered severe injuries, you should get in touch with an experienced Daytona Beach truck accident lawyer to learn more about seeking financial compensation.
Learning More About Large Truck Crashes in Daytona Beach
What do you need to know about truck accidents? The following are statistics about trucking crashes provided by the IIHS and HLDI:
- More than 4,100 people were killed in trucking accidents in 2017;
- Car occupants account for almost 70 percent of all truck crash deaths;
- Large truck occupants, including truck drivers, account for about 17 percent of all truck accident fatalities;
- Pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists account for approximately 14 percent of all trucking collision deaths;
- While the rate of motor vehicle crashes has generally declined over the last decade despite some notable spikes, the rate of large truck accident deaths has continued to rise;
- In 2017, all deadly truck accidents were multi-vehicle crashes;
- About 32 percent of fatal truck accidents happen on interstates and freeways;
- More than 50 percent of deadly trucking collisions occur on major roads that are not interstates or freeways; and
- Highest percentage of deadly truck accidents occurs between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m..
Who is Liable in a Daytona Beach Truck Accident?
Many different parties may be responsible for a truck accident. In some cases, an injured person may be able to file a claim against more than one party. Examples of possible defendants include but are not limited to the following:
- Truck driver;
- Truck owner;
- Truck driver’s employer;
- Loader of the truck;
- Mechanic who worked on the truck;
- Motor vehicle driver (of another passenger vehicle that caused the crash);
- Designer of one of the truck parts;
- Manufacturer of one of the truck parts; or
- Owner of the property where the truck accident occurred.
Contact a Daytona Beach Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck accidents often result in life-threatening and fatal injuries. If you or a loved one got hurt in a trucking collision, it is important to learn more about filing a claim. You may be eligible to receive financial compensation for your losses. An aggressive truck accident lawyer in Daytona Beach can get started on your case today. Contact The Pendas Law Firm to learn more about how we can help.