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With a legal weight of approximately 80,000 pounds (40 tons), the average 18-wheeler far outweighs the average 5,000 pound passenger car. This weight disparity combined with the fact that an 18-wheeler takes 40% more time to stop than the average passenger vehicle quickly makes obvious that collisions between these types of vehicles often led to very severe injuries. Factors such as the weather, road conditions, and truck load can magnify the devastation such collisions cause.
Beyond the negligence of the truck driver, a host of other issues unique to truck accident cases often arises. Such issues include compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements; maintenance of the tractor and the trailer; the hiring, training, licensing, supervision and drug testing of the driver; and maintaining the necessary records. Holding the truck driver, manufacturers, and trucking companies accountable can be a complicated, technical endeavor. At the Luhrsen Law Group, our Florida injury lawyers are committed to helping your family after a truck accident.
Financial compensation will not undo the physical and emotional damage a truck accident has caused, but it can give your family the resources you need to afford the expensive medical care and replace the income lost that too often results. Depending on your unique situation, our Sarasota truck accident attorneys may recommend you seek compensation for current and future medical expenses, lost income, emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and other damages.
Our goal is to get your family the funding it needs for important, immediate medical needs. We will do everything in our power to conduct a thorough but timely investigation and hold truck drivers, manufacturers, or company owners accountable. We work with the insurance companies to get you the compensation you deserve, compensation that will help you pay for current and estimated future medical expenses.
Please call the Luhrsen Law Group to set up a no-cost consultation. Jeffrey A. Luhrsen has received an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. This coveted rating is the highest possible rating for legal professional excellence, reflecting many years of experience and a consistent demonstration of ethical standards.
Do not wait to have your legal questions answered. If you want to know more about your legal rights after a truck accident, our truck accident lawyers are here for you. Please contact the Luhrsen Law Group right away to set up your free personal meeting.