Given their size relative to passenger vehicles, it is no surprise that semis and other large trucks often cause catastrophic or fatal injuries. Data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) shows that there were nearly 500,000 police-reported accidents involving large trucks in 2018, the most recent year of reported data. Of these crashes, there were 4,415 fatal accidents and 107,000 accidents causing injuries.
If you or a family member suffered severe or fatal injuries in an accident with a large truck, you can turn to The Robertson Law Firm for sound legal representation from a seasoned lawyer. I have over 36 years of experience in Florida personal injury and wrongful death cases. I understand how devastating these situations can be, and you can rely on me for compassionate, knowledgeable legal counsel throughout the duration of your case. My goal is to recover the compensation you need for lost income, pain and suffering, medical expenses and, when appropriate, the loss of a loved one and their contributions to the household.
The size and weight disparity between large trucks and passenger vehicles means that even a relatively minor accident can still result in serious injuries. Severe collisions that occur at high speeds or include a rollover tend to be much worse.
Truck accident victims may suffer injuries such as:
Most of these injuries are permanent and some may be fatal. For those who survive the accident, life may look very different going forward. They will likely have many medical procedures and surgeries. They may need help with daily tasks and may not be able to return to work. Some will need long-term care in a facility.
These situations affect the family members as well. With my experience in serious injury cases, I can anticipate what needs you and your family will have today and in the future. I can work with experts such as life-care planners, economists, doctors and others to calculate the full value of your losses so I can pursue the appropriate amount of compensation you need.
I understand the grief and worry you are likely experiencing at this difficult time. As your attorney, my objective is to recover the compensation you need for past, current and future losses so you can focus on healing and adjusting to your new life. Please call my Sarasota office at 941-919-3959 or fill out the intake form. Your consultation is free.