Trucking Accidents Lakeland, FL - There is no such thing as small trucking accidents. A fully loaded tractor trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 lbs., and it takes a much longer distance to stop, with devastating results when it doesn’t.
Trucks and the trucking industry are heavily regulated, and many of those regulations are geared toward safety in the operation of the truck and in the maintenance of the truck. Unfortunately, many trucking companies and truck drivers ignore these regulations and even actively hide violations in order to make more money.
Drivers drive excessive hours, and their fatigue causes them to react slower and miss dangers ahead. Truck brakes are not regularly and properly maintained, causing them to fail when they are needed most. And the list goes on. The result is serious personal injury or death for the drivers and passengers of other vehicles.
Because of the heavy regulation of the industry and the unique way in which tractor-trailers function and move, accidents involving large trucks cannot be treated like a run-of-the-mill fender-benders.
Trucking Accidents – Handling Claims
Proper prosecution of a claim in a trucking accident requires considerable knowledge and experience with these types of claims. At Lilly, O’Toole & Brown, our lawyers have years of experience in handling trucking claims, so if you or a loved one is involved in a trucking accident, give us a call (863) 683-1111