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Truck Accident Statistics

In the State of Florida and the rest of the United States, truck accidents involving commercial vehicles and semi tractor tractors disrupt, change, and even end of the lives of other drivers and passengers on a daily basis. It should be noted that operating a large commercial vehicle is a significant responsibility in that even a moment of inattention or distraction can have a devastating impact on the lives of other people and their families.

Based in Jacksonville, Florida, David Wolf is a truck accident personal injury attorney who handles case throughout the State. He is committed to the protecting and enforcement of the legal rights of injury victims. He is the author of 12 books including the book titled Big Trucks - Big Problems - When a Truck Driver Wrecks Your Day and Life - Legal Rights of the Injury Victim and Family and the book titled - Florida Automobile Accidents - Personal Injuries = Keys to Protecting and Enforcing Your Legal Rights. You can get these books for free. Visit the Books Page of this Website for more information.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports Large Truck and Bus Injury Crash Statistics on an Annual basis. See FMCSA - Detailed List of Tables and Figures - Trends for Truck and Bus Injury Crashes. The study and analysis of trends can help government officials, engineers, and safety advocates set for standards and safety regulations in an attempt to make the roads, streets, and highways safer for other drivers / passengers when commercial trucks on present and in operation.

Approximately 116,000 people are injured every year in large truck accidents . . .

It was reported by the FMCSA that there were over 80,000 injury crashes involving large trucks in 2015 with approximately 116,000 people injured in these crashes throughout the United States. These statistics average out to approximately 317 people being injured every day OR 13 people being injured every hour as a result of a large truck accident. While the statistics are informative, the truth of the matter is that statistics do nothing to help the a particular injured person or their family. When a person is injured as a result of a truck accident, the injury victim needs an ally and an advocate to fight for, protect, and enforce the applicable Florida legal rights.

Florida is a No-Fault State But Only as to Limited Matters . . . An Injury Victim Has the Right to Compensation.

Many people are confused over the term "No-Fault State". Florida is classified by some as a "No-Fault State"; however, this term / expression is a bit misleading. The State of Florida requires the owner of a registered vehicle to have two types of insurance in place: PIP (Personal Injury Protection) and Property Damage. When there is a crash, medical bills up front are processed through the injury victim's own PIP and not the at-fault driver's PIP. This is often referred to as the "No-Fault" portion of Florida insurance laws; however, it should be made clear that an injury victim can absolutely pursue a case or claim for personal injuries against the at-fault truck driver, the company that owned the vehicle, and the company that employed the driver. When there is a motor vehicle accident, the injury victim must (in most cases) establish that the personal injuries are permanent to quality for damages related to pain, suffering, mental anguish, and the loss of enjoyment of life. This is often referred to as to permanency threshold. This is the other part of Florid's "No-Fault" laws.

Contact Attorney David Wolf for a Free Consultation

Due to the complexities, twists, and turns of Florida law, it is important for the injury victim to get help, advice, guidance, and, yes, legal representation from an experienced Florida Truck Accident Attorney. David Wolf has over 30 years of experience devoted to the protection and enforcing of the legal rights of the injury victims and their families. Contact David Wolf for a Free Consultation. He is available days, nights, weekends, and holidays to service the needs and questions of his clients and prospective clients. Call or text David Wolf right now at (904) 500-9653. You can also e-mail David Wolf at dwolf@davidalanwolf.com Get D Wolf On Your Side - At Your Side.

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