Hallandale Truck Accident Attorney - Neufeld Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA
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Hallandale, with its beaches, boardwalks and scenery is becoming ever more popular, particularly amongst retirees. However, as the population expands, so does the volume of traffic on the roads, including the most enormous and cumbersome of commercial vehicles and semi-trucks.

Before a driver can take control of a semi-truck or big rig, they are generally required to have at least two years of driving experience, as well as a commercial driver’s license. There is good reason for these limitations being imposed as the size and weight of trucks can make them difficult to maneuver and, in some cases, prone to toppling. With a large tractor-trailer weighing around 80,000 pounds, which is around 18 times the weight of an average car or SUV, their stopping distances are significantly longer, and the consequences of collisions more severe.

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Driver Behavior Is Accountable For Over 30% Of Accidents

In 2012 alone, 214 people died on Florida roads following a collision with a truck, with 185 of those victims having been occupants of smaller vehicles, such as cars. Despite the strict conditions imposed on Hallandale truck drivers, statistics compiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration suggest that approximately 31% of all truck accidents are caused, or at least partly caused, by driver behavior, such as distracted driving, or driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Due to the size of trucks, the circumstances of truck accident tend to differ from car accidents, with the most common types including:

  • Rollovers caused by excess speeds, steep hills, or heavy loads
  • Jack-knifing, where the truck’s brakes lock and cause the trailer to swing out at a 90-degree angle to the cab
  • Rear-ending, which occurs because a truck needs a far greater stopping distance than a car
  • Runaway trucks, unable to stop due to brake failure
  • Tire blowouts causing the driver to lose control of the truck
  • Unsecured cargo coming free of the truck and causing a traffic accident

If you have been injured in a truck accident of any type, Florida law dictates that the truck driver will be held responsible where any mistakes, rule violations or other potential dangerous behavior has been indulged in. This means that, with legal representation from an experienced Hallandale truck accident attorney, you could be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries, as well as any property damage which may have resulted from the collision.

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Did you know that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration report that, when a truck accident results in a fatality, in 85% of cases the victim was not an occupant of the truck? While trucks account for around 4% of United States vehicles, they are involved in around 7% of fatal road accidents, a figure which provides a clear illustration of the potential consequences of a truck accident in Hallandale or further afield.

When you have been injured in a truck accident, your Hallandale attorney could maximize the compensation you receive for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and more. But what happens when the situation is even worse than that?

As mentioned above, truck accidents result in a disproportionate number of fatalities. If you have lost a loved one due to the actions of a truck driver, a Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA attorney could expertly handle your claim for wrongful death compensation. As this area of the law is incredibly complex, you should discuss your circumstances and eligibility with a skilled Hallandale truck accident attorney as soon as possible, as strict time limits will apply.

To discuss your Hallandale truck accident with a highly-experienced attorney with a record of success, call us today on 305.931.6666 to schedule your free initial consultation.