Large commercial trucks, known as tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, or semis, usually cause serious injuries and often death when involved in accidents. This is due to the sheer size and weight of these vehicles, which can weigh up to 80,000 lbs. when loaded with cargo. Other factors include the difficulty of stopping quickly or controlling these vehicles during a crash. Moreover, many drivers operate these vehicles while fatigued due to the salary and wage incentives offered by trucking companies.
In addition to local and federal laws that may complicate these types of cases, a trucking accident attorney must be able to identify and pursue all responsible parties in the pursuit of justice – drivers, their employers, trucking firms, maintenance companies, parts manufacturers, etc. The typical trucking accident case costs tens of thousands of dollars in investigative and expert witness costs just to get the case properly prepared for litigation.
Trucking accident attorney André Crenshaw has been handling trucking accident cases in Florida for almost 20 years, and he has recovered millions of dollars in these types of cases on behalf of injured individuals and their families. Contact the Crenshaw Law Firm to discuss your trucking accident case with a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer who will fight for your legal rights.