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Due to the enormous size of most semi-trucks, even a low-impact trucking accident can result in totaled vehicles, catastrophic personal injury, and even wrongful death. In fact, despite accounting for just 3 percent of all registered vehicles on our nation’s roadways, trucks account for 8 percent of all vehicles involved in fatal auto accidents. Furthermore, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that one out of eight traffic fatalities result from a collision involving a truck.
At the Orlando law office of Frank M. Eidson, P.A., our experienced trucking accident attorney has faithfully served the Winter Garden, Sanford, and Altamonte Springs communities for nearly 20 years. Having won numerous million-dollar verdicts and settlements, we have helped many families recover compensation for medical expenses, emotional trauma, lost wages, property damage, and other severe hardships they are forced to suffer through no fault of their own. To discuss your potential trucking accident claim, contact our Orlando, Florida personal injury office today.
It is important to know that drivers of commercial vehicles and semi-tractor trailers are supposed to have special training and education. To reduce the risk of trucking accidents, companies are responsible for hiring drivers that meet a number of federal and state requirements.
Inadequate driver training dramatically increases the propensity for trucking accidents, because inexperienced drivers may be less able to avoid collisions. Undertrained drivers may be less prepared to respond in the event of poor weather or mechanical failure. Furthermore, experience is required to maintain control around curves, steep downgrades, and other instances where detailed knowledge is required.
Trucking accident attorney Frank M. Eidson – serving Altamonte Springs, Sanford, and Winter Garden, Florida – can help you recover the fair compensation to which you are entitled. Schedule a free consultation today.
At the Orlando, Florida law office of Frank M. Eidson, our trucking accident lawyer has had much success in pursuing compensation on behalf of truck accident victims. Indeed, we have numerous million-dollar verdicts and settlements to our credit. If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, contact a lawyer at our Winter Garden, Sanford, and Altamonte Springs-area firm.