Clearwater Trucking Accident Lawyer
Have you ever shared the road with a truck? You probably noticed how huge it was — trucks can weigh up to 10,000 pounds! Due to their size, a collision with a truck can have serious, often fatal consequences.
About 11% of automobile accidents involve trucks. 98% of accidents that involve a large truck (like a semi-truck, 18 wheeler, or tractor trailer) end with at least one fatality. In trucking accidents, it is usually the occupants of the smaller vehicle that are killed, due to the massive size difference between their vehicles.
Causes of Trucking Accidents
- Debris in road
- Bad weather
- Poor visibility
- Equipment failure
- Poor road conditions
- Improperly secured loads
If a driver is speeding, intoxicated, or not obeying traffic laws, a serious accident becomes more likely. Since truck drivers often travel long distances over a short period of time, drowsy driving is a major problem.
Common truck accident injuries include:
- Brain and head injuries
- Neck injuries, like whiplash
- Back injuries
- Facial injuries from broken glass, debris, or collision with the airbags or interior of the car
- Psychological injuries from the trauma of the accident, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Injured in a Trucking Accident?
After an accident, there is a lot to consider. The factors of the accident are examined. In some cases, accident reconstruction is necessary. In some cases, one party is responsible for another’s injuries. A trusted trucking accident attorney can see you through the case. They can help you find the compensation you deserve for your injuries or for a loved one’s death.
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes (formerly Perenich & Carroll) was founded in 1955. We are exclusively invested in helping personal injury victims — and their loved ones — win compensation and find justice. We approach every case with passion, experience, and dedication, and strive to provide the answers you need, when you need them.
If you are seeking help after a truck accident, please contact us. An experienced trucking accident attorney will see you through your case.