The large size and heavy weight of tractor-trailers, or big rig trucks, are two of the critical factors that make these vehicles extremely dangerous to other drivers on the road. In an accident, trucks have the power to crush cars. The massive weight of a large commercial truck brings a much greater physical force to the accident than a passenger car or truck can produce, and its higher bumper puts that force right at head level for most cars’ occupants. That’s why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that three-fourths of all fatal truck accidents in 2007 killed the people in the other vehicle, not the truck drivers. At the Law Offices of Cohn & Smith, P.A., our Fort Lauderdale truck accident attorney handle your trucking accident case with compassion and determination to recover the full and fair compensation you deserve for the injuries you sustained.
There are a variety of factors that can cause a large truck to crash. As Fort Lauderdale truck accident attorneys in Florida, we have dealt with most of them, including:
If you have been injured in an accident involving a big rig, you have the right to sue the trucking company for the costs of your current and future medical expenses, applicable lost wages and other expenses from your injury. You are also entitled to compensation for more intangible losses, such as a wrongful death caused in a pedestrian accident, or the permanent disability of cyclist.
If you are the victim of a trucking accident in Florida, Fort Lauderdale truck accident attorneys at Cohn & Smith are ready to help. Contact us at (954) 687-0503 or online to schedule your free initial consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no fees or costs to you unless we win your case.