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Gloria W. Fletcher, P.A.
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Gainesville, Florida 32607
 
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  Truck Accidents
The trucking industry is one of the greatest components of the United States economy. As a result, there are thousands of trucks on the road every day. In an effort to keep up with their ever-demanding schedules, truck drivers are battling fatigue, overbooked schedules, and one too many unhealthy habits to stay awake. Studies have shown that these factors have caused an astonishing number of truck accidents each year. In fact, there are more than 400,000 accidents involving tractor trailer trucks or other commercial trucks each year in the United States. Moreover, in 80% of the cases, the truck driver is at fault for the accident. If you have been in a collision with a commercial truck or tractor trailer, it’s time to discuss your options with a credible legal representative.

Trucks come in all sizes and forms, including big rigs, 18-wheelers, fire engines, and semi-trucks. No matter what the make, a collision with one of these big vehicles could leave you financially and physically worn down. Some of the most damaging injuries that can occur from a truck accident include traumatic brain injury, paralysis, and spinal cord injury. You may need help paying medical bills or compensating for time lost at work.

How Do Truck Accidents Occur?
Every 16 minutes, a person is injured or dies in an accident that involves an 18-wheeler, tractor trailer, or semi-truck. Truck accidents are becoming a serious epidemic on today’s roads. It has been proven that although driver fatigue and overbooked schedules are a main cause for truck accidents, there are several other factors to consider. If a truck’s load exceeds weight limits or if a driver fails to review the safety components of his or her truck, the result may be deadly. If you have been injured due to a driver’s negligence, then you may have options to receive the compensation you deserve to get back on your feet and on with your life. The first step is to discuss your legal options and your circumstances with a trusted legal representative who can help you put together a solid case.

What to Do Next
If you have been injured in a truck accident, your case may fall under the personal injury statute of limitations. Your first step is to contact an experienced truck accident lawyer immediately to get started on your case. We will fight to get you your lost wages, as well as medical bill and property damage compensation. We will also work with your insurance company to ensure any necessary claims are filed properly.
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