Truck Accident Attorney

Differences between Car Accidents and Truck Accidents

We  see many car crashes on the roads each day. Sometimes it’s just a small fender bender with no injuries, and other times, an ambulance is required to come to the scene. Accidents involving big trucks can be extremely devastating. The massive size of large trucks makes them more difficult to maneuver and deadly when they go out of control. Typically, truck accidents are more complex than car accidents and require a more thorough investigation to accumulate evidence. If you have been involved in a large truck accident, it is imperative that you retain an experienced truck accident attorney who understands the nature of truck accidents.

Complex Truck Accident Cases

Large trucks are difficult to maneuver and many require special training and licenses. Trucking accidents involve many of the same causes as vehicle crashes, such as driver impairment or distracted driving.  There are, however, additional causes that are specific to big trucks.  Truck drivers must be very cautious on the road and abide by rules and guidelines for everything from maneuvering,  speed, braking and hours spent driving.  A Tampa truck accident lawyer should have an understanding of these regulations, and experience and knowledge conducting a thorough investigation of large truck accidents.

Truck Accidents – Devastating Damages

Truck accidents are usually more deadly than car accidents. A comparison of a big truck to an average car makes this difference obvious. For example, USA Today reports that the Ford Focus was the top selling car in 2012. The Ford Focus is about 14 feet long and weighs approximately 3,000 pounds.  Large trucks, however, are up to 60 feet long and weigh up to 80,000 pounds. That is more than 25 times the weight of the Ford Focus. In an crash, you can imagine just how much destruction the big truck can cause compared to a smaller car. An experienced truck accident lawyer understands this concept and knows how to handle cases involving truck accidents and commercial vehicles.

Contact an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer in Tampa

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident in Tampa, or anywhere in Florida, contact the Capaz Law Firm in Tampa to speak with an experienced truck accident lawyer who has the knowledge and skills to handle your truck accident injury claim. Call (813) 440-2700 for your free consultation.


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