Common Truck Driver Accident Injuries Jupiter, Florida
Who of us has not had the frightening experience of driving on a high speed road and either being tailgated or passed by a 10,000 pound 18-wheeler that was rumbling along at a speed well over the 65 mph limit? For better or worse, commercial truck drivers are paid to move the country’s cargo—and move it fast—and truck companies keep their drivers under constant pressure to work long hours and meet tight deadlines. And, while most truck drivers are professional and, by and large, excellent drivers, they do sometimes drive carelessly or recklessly because of the pressure they are under.
Truck driver accidents in Jupiter, FL and elsewhere can be devastating
According to a report from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), every year over 500,000 big rigs are involved in accidents. One in every eight people killed in traffic accidents dies in an accident involving a large truck of some sort. This amounts to more than 5,000 annual fatalities, and 130,000 people sustaining injuries—many debilitating and life-changing. More than 1,000 truck drivers also lose their lives.
Sadly, these numbers continue to be disturbingly high, despite laws outlined by the FMCSA that are designed specifically to improve the driving safety of commercial vehicles.
The massive size and speed capacity of modern 18-wheelers and semi-trucks make them especially dangerous. Accidents involving cars are one thing, but Jupiter trucker accidents involving large commercial rigs and cars are something else altogether. Over 90 percent of the time, if a fatality results in a truck-car accident, it is suffered by the driver or passenger of the car.
Seek out the legal help you need and deserve
As Jupiter truck driver attorneys, we at Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, P.L. have been in the forefront of the move to tighten regulations on commercial trucking activity. We have, at the same time, been continuously focused on attaining justice for clients who have filed settlements for truck driver accident injuries Jupiter. It is our business to handle truck driver accidents in Jupiter, and we do it well.
Trucking companies, however, do all they can to protect their assets and minimize claim payments. They respond swiftly and aggressively when one of their drivers gets into an accident, even though it is the automobile driver and passengers who usually incur the brunt of the property damage and physical injury. Because of this, a driver involved in a Jupiter trucker accident needs strong legal support.
As active and experienced Jupiter truck driver attorneys, the lawyers of Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, P.L. believe that the trucking industry is vital to the continued prosperity of Jupiter, Florida—and our nation. However, we also believe that truck drivers should and must operate within the constraints of the law and drive in a manner that is safe for everyone on the road.