The tractor trailer accident lawyers at Wittmer|Linehan are available to help you with the devastating effects of a tractor trailer accident. Tractor trailer accidents have the potential to cause devastating harm due to the size of tractor trailers compared to passenger sized vehicles. Often, tractor trailer accidents can result in catastrophic injuries such as brain injury, paralysis, and decapitation. The tractor trailer attorneys at Wittmer|Linehan devote a significant portion of their caseload to clients who have suffered injuries relating to tractor trailer accidents and accidents involving other commercial vehicles. Wittmer|Linehan’s extensive experience with laws governing the trucking industry contributes to their continued success in litigation involving tractor trailer accidents.
Accidents with tractor trailers cause increased danger to those involved due to a number of factors. A typical tractor trailer can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, which is 16 times the size of a normal passenger-sized vehicle. Due to the large size of tractor trailers, they generally have a more difficult time braking. In fact, the average tractor trailer needs approximately 350 feet, more than the average football field, to come to a complete stop when traveling at a rate of 60 miles per hour. In addition to poor braking ability, tractor trailers have a difficult time avoiding road hazards. Debris and out-of-control vehicles can pose hazards to tractor trailers, as they need more time and space to alter their course. Moreover, many tractor trailers carry dangerous or hazardous cargo. Flammable, explosive, and otherwise hazardous materials, especially those that are improperly loaded, can cause trucks to jackknife or overturn. This can turn a relatively minor accident into a tragic event.
Individuals who are injured as a result of a tractor trailer accident deserve compensation for their injuries and losses and should demand compensation from trucking companies. Trucking companies that hire with bad driving should be held accountable if their driver is at fault for a tractor trailer accident. The injuries sustained as a result of a tractor trailer accident have a total lifetime cost that exceeds what average insurance policy would pay out. Wittmer|Linehan can help build a case against negligent trucking companies and bring a lawsuit. Laws governing the trucking industry are unique, however, our attorneys have spent countless hours researching Florida and Federal rules and regulations governing intrastate and interstate commercial trucking.
The truck accident lawyers at Wittmer|Linehan are leaders in the field of tractor trailer accident recovery. We maintain a knowledgeable team of experts on the commercial trucking industry, load limitations, hauling regulations, and accident reconstruction. Our attorneys will fight for you to obtain maximum compensation and ensure that justice prevails. If you or a loved one has been injured or lost a family member in a tractor-trailer accident, contact Wittmer|Linehan today for a free consultation. To speak with our experienced attorneys and staff call (941) 365-2296. We can help you determine how you can receive compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, loss of property, and physical and emotional pain and suffering.