Fort Lauderdale Truck Accident Attorney
Helping individuals who have been injured in truck accidents in and around Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles1, there were more than 28,000 accidents involving commercial vehicles during 2012. Many commercial vehicles are large trucks that are specifically designed to accomplish a specific task, such as tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, tanker trucks, dump trucks, delivery trucks, box trucks, and garbage trucks. These vehicles are often several times the size of other and require specialized training to drive. In addition, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports2 that large trucks can weigh as much as 20-30 times as much as passenger vehicles, meaning that they can cause extremely serious damage when they are involved in accidents.
In many cases, the victims of truck accidents sustain significant property damage and bodily injury. Fortunately, in many cases, these and other associated losses are compensable by filing a Florida personal injury claim. It is extremely important for anyone considering pursuing such a claim to do so with the assistance of an experienced lawyer. To schedule a free consultation with Fort Lauderdale truck accident attorney Joseph J. LoRusso, please send us an email through our online contact form available here.
Truck accidents can cause a variety of serious injuries
While some accidents are relatively minor and involve similarly minor injuries, semi-truck accidents can leave victims with extremely serious injuries. Some of the more common injuries sustained in 18-wheeler accidents are detailed below.
Traumatic brain injuries – Traumatic brain injuries, also known as TBIs, occur when a bump or blow to a person’s head results in a disruption in normal brain function. In particularly serious cases, a TBI can leave victims with significant medical complications and cognitive problems that can have an impact on their daily lives.
Spinal cord injuries – Spinal cord injuries are among the most serious injuries that people can sustain. They involve damage to the spinal cord, which is the bundle of nerves responsible for transmitting signals between the brain and the rest of the body. As a result, any damage to these nerves can have an impact on a person’s sensations, muscle strength, and mobility below the site of the injury.
Broken bones – Broken bones can be extremely painful and leave victims with significant deformities or scars that may have an impact on their emotional well-being and self-esteem.
Of course, there are many other injuries that victims of semi-truck accidents can sustain. Even minor injuries often entitle victims to significant compensation, so victims should not hesitate to discuss their case with a Miami truck accident lawyer.
Contact a Fort Lauderdale truck accident lawyer today to schedule a free consultation
People who have been injured in accidents involving large trucks are often entitled to significant compensation. Florida attorney Joseph J. LoRusso is dedicated to representing the legal rights of people who have been injured by the negligence of truck drivers and trucking companies. Mr. LoRusso takes all of his truck accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there are no up-front costs associated with obtaining legal representation and any attorney’s fees that are paid will be paid as a percentage of any recovery you receive.
South Florida attorney Joseph J. LoRusso has extensive experience assisting clients file successful truck accident claims in Fort Lauderdale and its surrounding areas. Please feel free to fill out our online contact form or call (954) 715-3260 to schedule a free consultation today.