Common Injuries and Causes of Truck Accidents in FL

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Recently, four people needed to be airlifted to the hospital and several others transported by ambulance for severe injuries after a commercial truck driver failed to slow down and barreled into five different passenger cars on Interstate 75 in the Sarasota area. Reports do not state what caused the truck driver to hit the slowed vehicle, but failing to stop in time is a common cause of truck crashes, and negligent truck drivers and their employers should be held accountable.

If you suffered injuries in a crash, you might be entitled to compensation, and you should contact a Sarasota and Tampa truck accident lawyer right away.

Serious Injuries from Truck Crashes

Commercial trucks are much larger and heavier than other types of vehicles on the road. When a truck crashes into a smaller passenger car, it can result in severe damage and injuries. Some common injuries from truck accidents include:

All of these injuries need medical treatment, and many people require emergency transportation, such as the victims of the above-mentioned truck collision. Medical care is costly, and injuries can also keep you from working and hinder your daily life. You should always have a lawyer evaluate the best way to get your losses fully covered.

Causes of Truck Crashes

In Florida, your no-fault PIP coverage will compensate you for your medical expenses and lost income up to a certain amount. However, these policies are often limited, so if your injuries are severe, your attorney can examine whether you can file a fault-based claim. This requires your attorney to nail down the cause of your truck accident to determine who can be held liable.

Some causes that lead to injury claims are:

There are, of course, many additional causes that could lead to a truck accident claim.

Speak with a Sarasota Truck Accident Attorney Today

If someone else was to blame for your truck crash and injuries, a Sarasota truck accident lawyer at Matthews Injury Law can help. Contact us for more information and a free case evaluation.