Increase in Accident Injuries
With over 1000 people a day moving to Florida, we are now the second fastest growing state in the nation behind Texas. It is estimated that in 2016 over 20.2 million people will call Florida their home. With extensive growth comes many challenges that face our state. One of the biggest challenges is the increased number of cars and trucks congesting our highways and cities. Unfortunately with more congestion you will have more truck accident injuries that occur each day in our state.
Additionally, Florida is experiencing record numbers of tourists and visitors to our state due to our warm weather, beautiful beaches and theme parks. The majority of tourists visiting our state will travel by car. As more cars and trucks flood our highways there is a greater chance for automobile and truck accidents to occur. In 2015 Florida saw an increase in the number of automobile and truck accidents that resulted in serious injuries and, in some cases, death.
Negligent Truck Drivers Causing Accidents
Last year there were hundreds of truck and semi-truck accidents throughout Florida. The majority of truck accidents and truck accident injuries occur with Flatbed and Enclosed Box Trucks (semi-trucks). There are also logging trucks and dump trucks which are involved in serious accidents throughout our state.
Due to these trucks size and weight, the damage that can occur to you, your passengers and your car if a negligent truck driver hits you is catastrophic. As with anyone operating a vehicle it is driver’s responsibility at all times, to keep his/her vehicle under control. It is even more imperative for truck drivers to always be alert due to the size and weight of the truck and the speed at which these trucks travel.
A large percentage of these truck and semi-truck accidents occur, in part, because of the individual truck driver’s own negligence. Hazardous weather conditions, long hours and increased traffic congestion contribute to these accidents. Unfortunately, most accidents are caused by careless drivers making poor decisions, resulting in injuries that could have been avoided.
Of all traffic related fatalities nationwide, 12% are caused by semi-truck drivers and 98% of the time it is someone in the vehicle that was hit by the truck driver who dies as a result of their negligence.
Aggressive Representation for Accident Victims & Their Families
Laurie D. Mitchell is an experienced truck accident lawyer in Gainesville FL. She has devoted her career to fighting insurance companies on behalf of injured accident victims and their families. At the Law office of Laurie D. Mitchell we understand how insurance companies work, and we have been very successful in fighting for the maximum recovery for our clients.
If you have been injured in a truck accident or lost a loved one due to a negligent truck driver, we are here to help you through the process. We have successfully represented thousands of people who have been injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident due to someone else’s negligence. Call us today at (352) 371-9828 for a free case evaluation and consultation.