According to the Transportation Research Institute, there are roughly 500,000 truck accidents every year in the United States, resulting in approximately 130,000 injuries in that same time frame. Unfortunately, due to the large scale of these commercial truck and trailer vehicles, fatalities are often the result. Our country loses nearly 5,000 lives every year in truck accident-related collisions. Sadly, the driver or passenger of the opposing vehicle is often the ones who pay the price, with 98% of the total fatalities happening within their vehicle.
Brett M. Bressler, Attorney-at-Law, has represented hundreds of truck accident victims and their families over the past decade and is committed to providing Orlando, Florida residents with the best representation possible to ensure they achieve the most favorable outcome possible in their particular case. No two truck accident injuries are the same, and each case is analyzed by our experienced lawyer and team of professionals to evaluate every detail that has led to the devastating encounter.
Truck Accident Statistics and Causes
It should not come as a surprise that not just anyone can operate a truck and trailer combination, and that it requires a special license to operate these mammoth vehicles. When a driver is entrusted with that responsibility, it is their duty to operate their vehicle with precision and care, while it is the trucking company’s obligation to ensure they have a safe vehicle to operate at all times.
According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles study conducted in 2010, our state alone had more than 290 truck crash fatalities, and more than 6,400 truck accident injuries.
The cause of these injuries, and the deaths of so many in our community resulted from the following:
- Driver Distraction (cellphones, electronic devices, navigation tools)
- Equipment Malfunction (brakes, transmission, etc.)
- Impaired Driving (drugs/alcohol)
- Improper Training
- Incorrect Passing Techniques
- Lack of Large Vehicle Operating Credentialsa
- Medical Conditions/Medications
- Overloading/Failure to Secure Loads
- Speeding to Meet Tight Schedules
- Truck Driver Fatigue
- Unsafe Lane Changes
No matter the cause of the truck accident you were involved in, it is imperative that you contact Brett M. Bressler Attorney-at-Law and our experienced staff right away to begin investigating the cause of your accident. Trucking companies, drivers and contractors share the responsibility for practicing safe operation of their vehicles, and it is our job to hold them to that responsibility.
Recovering from a Truck Accident
Far too often we see our Orlando community devastated by a truck accident on the interstates, and within the confines of the city. The truth is, these large vehicles pose a risk to all who operate alongside them, simply because of their size. Even licensed truck drivers who have had ample sleep and are operating according to the rules of the road can experience equipment failure that leaves them vulnerable to the repercussions of losing control of such a large vehicle. When you become a victim of any of these circumstances, our attorney is here to help you recovery physically, emotionally and financially.
We may not be able to take the accident away completely, but we are committed to making a difference in your life as a result of our representation prowess. You do not have to face the trucking company, or the driver’s insurance company, alone. We are here to help you succeed in your claim, and help get your life back on track.
We Deliver Results at Every Turn: Call Us for Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident it is important to get the legal help you need without delay. Our experienced and committed attorney can help you regain control of your life while you spend the time you need to recover, instead of worry. Contact Brett M. Bressler , P.A. our Orlando, Florida office today at (407)599-2002 to discuss your case in full, and get the help you need now.