Semi-Truck and Tractor Trailer Accidents

J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo
Founder of J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo, P.A.

The U.S. economy depends on the efficient transportation of all the goods and products we consume as a nation.  The trucking industry provides a much needed service.  Hauling voluminous goods and products across this nation also requires large heavy duty trucks.  Sadly, in the hustle and bustle of the trucking business, trucking accidents are as normal as the shipments they deliver.  Routinely and on a repetitive basis, truck accidents produce catastrophic injuries and loss of life.  Property damage loss estimates run into the hundreds of millions of dollars.

According to the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, during 2007 there were a total of 144,171 non-fatal and deadly large truck accidents.  On a daily basis, close to 388 truck wrecks and approximately 13 deaths are attributed to large trucking accidents.

Due to the havoc and wreck a large truck crash can ignite, car drivers are vulnerable to severe personal injuries and catastrophic life threatening injuries.  More often than not, truck accidents include more than two vehicles and a multitude of injured victims.   There are numerous injuries that may be sustained as a direct result of a truck accident. 

Most truck wrecks could have been prevented.  Trucking accidents almost always include more than one causation factor.  Truck drivers and their monstrous trucks negligently cause thousands of wrecks on our U.S. highways and roads causing catastrophic injuries and jeopardizing lives.   

Common causes of injuries due to a trucking accident include:

  • Aggressive Driving
  • Alcohol Use
  • Brake Problems
  • Careless Driving
  • Cell Phone Use
  • Defective Traffic Signaling
  • Defective Truck Design
  • Driver Illness
  • Driver Inattention
  • Drunk Driving - DUI
  • Environmental Roadway Problems
  • Excessive Speeding
  • External Distraction
  • Failing to Obey Traffic Signals or Signs
  • Following Too Close
  • Illegal Drug Use
  • Inexperienced Truck Driver
  • Internal Distraction
  • Jackknife
  • Truck Driver Negligence
  • Over the Counter Drug Use
  • Poor Highway Condition
  • Poor Truck Driver Training
  • Poor Truck Maintenance
  • Poor Weather Conditions
  • Prescription Drug Use
  • Reckless Driving
  • Road Rage Incidents
  • Roadway Problems
  • Tire Pressure Problems
  • Tire Blowouts
  • Traffic Flow Interruption
  • Traveling Too Fast for Conditions
  • Truck Cargo Shift
  • Truck Driver Fatigue
  • Truck Driver Illegal Maneuver
  • Truck Driver Under Pressure from Carrier
  • Truck Mechanical Problems - Brake Failure

Common injuries sustained due to truck accidents include:

  • Amputations
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Arm Injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Bruising
  • Burns
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Chest Injuries
  • Coma
  • Concussion
  • Disfigurement
  • Facial and Body Scarring
  • Fractured Bones
  • Head Injuries
  • Knee Damage
  • Leg Injuries
  • Loss of Hearing
  • Loss of Limbs
  • Loss of Vision
  • Multiple Fractures
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Paralysis
  • Paraplegia
  • Permanent Disability
  • Punctured Lung
  • Quadriplegia
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrongful Death

Some of the most common type of trucks involved in trucking accidents can include:

  • Big Rig Trucks
  • Cargo Truck
  • Construction Truck
  • Delivery Truck
  • Distribution Truck
  • Dump Truck
  • FedEx Truck
  • FPL Truck
  • Garbage Truck
  • Heavy Truck
  • Large Truck
  • Large Van
  • Road Tractor
  • Semi-Trailer Truck
  • Semi-Truck
  • Shipping Truck
  • Tractor Rig
  • Tractor Trailer
  • UPS Truck
  • Utility Truck
  • Work Truck

You can reach Miami Personal Injury Lawyer J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo by dialing his direct number at (786) 272-5841, calling the main office at (305) 461-1095, or Toll Free at 1 (866) 71-CLAIM or email Attorney Gonzalez-Sirgo directly at [email protected].

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