I-75 • I-4 • I-10 • TRUCK ACCIDENTS • Florida State Trucking Laws •

NATIONAL – There are approximately 5,000 deaths, 100,000 injuries, and 500,000 trucking accidents every year. Trucking accidents are more likely to cause serious injury because trucks are bigger. A commercial tractor-trailer can weigh over 80,000 pounds, while an average passenger car weighs around 3,000 pounds. Thus, tractor trailer accidents often result in serious or fatal injuries for the occupants of the car.

You should know that you are NOT negotiating on level ground when dealing with a trucking company after a trucking accident. Most trucking companies are highly skilled at auto truck accident investigation and claims practice. These insurance company adjusters and investigators represent the trucking company.

Do not give them any type of statements (recorded or oral) or sign any type of release for medical records or employment records. Often the medical release allows the investigator or claims adjuster to talk to your doctors without you or anyone being present. Never accept a check from the adjuster to “cover your out of pocket expenses.”

Most trucking companies have accident investigators and adjusters that are on-call 24 hours a day and are dispatched to the scene of the crash. Many times the investigator and adjuster arrive on the scene while the police are still conducting their investigation. While the families of the accident victims are tending to emergency medical care or are making funeral arrangements, the trucking company is investigating the truck accident and setting up a legal defense.

This is just one reason why the victims of auto truck crashes should have a team of investigators and a qualified truck accident attorney fighting for their rights. The Florida Department of Public Safety has adopted Title 49, Parts 382-384 and 390-399 of the federal regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (Title 49, Parts 350-399) govern all vehicles engaged in interstate traffic.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, call the TRIPP LAW FIRM – Personal Injury Law at (888) 392-LAWS (5297) for an immediate telephone consultation.

Our injury law team is available 24 hours a day. There is NO CHARGE for the telephone consultation and is 100% confidential.

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