Have you been injured in a Truck Accident in Boca Raton?July 15, 2012
Have you been injured in a Truck Accident in Boca Raton?
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, contact a Boca Raton truck accident attorney to discuss your case. At Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L., we represent individuals who have been injured or who have lost loved ones in accidents caused by the negligence of others, including those involving large trucks, 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, semi-tractor trailer, and tractor-trailers. We offer a free initial consultation where we will review your case, discuss all of your options with you, and see if we can assist you in this difficult time.
National Truck Accident Statistics
If you’ve been involved in an accident with a large truck, you know just how powerful and destructive they can be. Each year, accidents involving large trucks cause many injuries and deaths nationwide. In most cases, occupants of the large truck are better off than those in the other vehicle(s) involved in the accident. This is mainly due to the size of large trucks (also called 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, semi-tractor trailer, or tractor-trailers) which are defined as vehicles with a gross weight of more than 10,000 pounds. However, large trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 104,000 people injured in 2012 in accidents involving a large truck. Of those injured, less than 25% were occupants of the large truck. There were also 3,921 people killed. Of those killed, less than 20% were occupants of the large truck.
Who May Be Held Liable for Your Injury?
Truck accidents can be caused by many things from driver error to defective equipment to driver negligence such as driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. An experienced truck accident attorney can thoroughly investigate your accident and determine whether it was caused by negligence. Your attorney can then pursue a settlement to cover the cost of your injuries and/or file a lawsuit to recover any amounts that may or may not be covered by insurance or other sources. For truck accidents in particular, many parties may be held liable. Depending on the circumstances, you may pursue a claim against the driver of the truck, the driver’s employer, the truck manufacturer or other parties. At Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L., we will thoroughly investigate every option to help you get fair compensation for your injury.
Contact a Truck Accident Attorney in Boca Raton
If you or a family member has been injured or killed in a truck accident, contact a Boca Raton truck accident attorney at Marshall Socarras Grant, P.L. to discuss your case now. You may be entitled to compensation for your injury including the cost of past and future medical bills, lost and future wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, funeral expenses or other expenses that directly resulted from the accident.
Ruben E. Socarras, Esq., managing member of the firm that is based in Boca Raton, Florida, is an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney focusing his practice in the areas civil litigation, wrongful death, catastrophic and personal injury law, among other areas of law. The AV® Preeminent™ designation is Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer review rating based on a legal professional’s skills and ethics. Please contact our firm today for more information about how we can assist you with your accident or injury case at 561-361-1000, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer a free consultation and there is no obligation to pay for legal fees or costs unless we successfully recover against the at-fault party. Please visit our website at www.msglaw.com.
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Statistics based on the 2012 Traffic Safety Facts report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.