Helping seriously injured victims of truck accidents across Florida, including Fort Lauderdale, Miami and the Palm BeachesFlorida Trucking Accidents
Given the number of large commercial vehicles on Florida’s roadways, and the number of motor vehicle collisions caused by a truck or tractor trailer, it is imperative that seriously injured victims of Miami trucking accidents do not delay in seeking the help of experienced Fort Lauderdale truck accident attorney Joseph Lipsky. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 12% of all roadway accidents which result in wrongful death, and many serious injury accidents, involve commercial trucks. Not surprisingly, more than seventy percent of those wrongful deaths were to occupants of vehicles stuck by commercial trucks. In fact, commercial trucks are responsible for almost 5% of all injury each year.
And, over the past decade, those numbers have increased by more than ten percent. Considering the size and weight of commercial trucks, compared to the average car or SUV, they cause life altering injuries when they are involved in an accident. For more than 25 years, Florida truck accident injury attorney Joseph Lipsky has helped seriously injured victims of truck and commercial vehicle accidents throughout Florida, including in Orlando, West Palm Beach and Miami, and across the United States, including Texas and California.
- fatigued due to working long hours
- improperly trained
- overworked by their employers
- operating improperly maintained vehicles
- permitted to continue driving with poor driving records
That fatigue and poor monitoring often results in life altering, and deadly consequences for the drivers and passengers in the cars struck by commercial trucks. There are more than 5000 truck involved accidents in Florida annually. Surprisingly, alcohol is not a frequent contributing cause of West Palm Beach truck accidents, as studies demonstrate that its use is found to factor in less than 3% of all commercial truck accidents; as compared to more than 20% of all car accidents and almost 30% of all motorcycle accidents.
In hopes of reducing the dangers associated with fatigued truck drivers, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has multiple regulations which limit and restrict the number of hours-in-service, truck drivers are permitted to work. The Federal Rules limit truck drivers to a maximum 70 hour work week, and require drivers to take a thirty minute break during each 8 hour shift. These limitations exist to prevent crashes and save lives. Sadly, in their desire to maximize earnings, many truck drivers and cargo companies ignore the time restrictions, and endanger everyone on the road.
Florida Truck Accident Attorney Joseph I. Lipsky has more than 25 years of experience in helping seriously injured victims of negligent, overtired and poorly trained truck and tractor-trailer drivers throughout the State of Florida, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, the Palm Beaches and across the United States. Our team has investigated and resolved serious and deadly trucking accidents in Florida, Texas and California, helping our clients recover millions of dollars of money compensation. We have helped many families pick up the pieces of their lives after having to deal with unexpected injuries including:
- broken bones
- spinal injuries
We have the trial experience and resources, including numerous consulting accident reconstruction experts, to help victims or serious trucking accidents get the maximum compensation they deserve for all of all damages, including unpaid medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement and loss of inability to enjoy life.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a truck accident in Florida or across the United States, we urge you to CONTACT the Truck Accident Lawyers at the Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, P.A., either ONLINE OR by CALLING us:
(888) FLA-LAW8 - Toll Free
(954) 693-0073 - Fort Lauderdale - Plantation
(305) 821-7333 - Miami-Dade
(561) 514-3535 - Palm Beaches
(305) 296-6300 - Florida Keys
to arrange for your FREE NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION. The call and personal injury consultation are FREE, so do not delay in calling to find out about your legal rights.