Riding with Rigs –
Orlando, FL – If you find yourself riding alongside tractor-trailers, be aware that large commercial vehicles—despite having professional drivers—are hard to stop and more difficult to operate in poor weather. Due to the size and weight of commercial trucks, accidents can be severe. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2012, 3,921 people were killed and 104,000 people were injured in crashes involving large trucks. Of the fatalities, 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles.
According to the United States Department of Transportation in 2012, 3,921 people were killed and 104,000 people were injured in crashes involving large trucks.
If you are involved in an accident with a commercial truck and file a personal injury claim, you can expect the process to involve a lot of paperwork. There are several reasons that the claims process is so much more complicated when a car and commercial truck are involved in an accident. When commercial vehicles are in accidents, there are many parties involved, which may or may not be partially responsible for an accident, beyond the driver. These include the trucking company, its insurance company, the vehicle insurance company, the vehicle manufacturer, and the truck driver’s personal insurance company. If road conditions were a factor in an accident, local government could also be named in a claim.
When commercial trucks cross state lines, federal laws come into play, which further complicate claims. Finding an attorney is vital to manage your claim and secure fair compensation.
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Specializing in personal injury, workers’ compensation and consumer law for more than 25 years, The Vaughan Law Group has provided the highest quality legal representation for individuals in Florida and the United States. Their attorneys have extensive experience handling various injury cases including automobile accidents, class action lawsuit as well as personal injury cases involving tourism. The Vaughan Law Group provides quality legal representation and individual attention essential to successfully resolve the most complex cases. For additional information please contact The Vaughan Law Group toll free at (877) 461-9083.