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While trucks make up a very small share of all vehicles on the road, they nevertheless account for a disproportionately large amount of accidents. Truck accidents are among the most serious types of collisions on Florida roadways and often lead to catastrophic or fatal injuries. Trucks are also more likely to be involved in fatal multi-vehicle accidents, and its usually occupants of passenger vehicles who are killed.

If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident by a negligent or reckless driver, an experienced Florida truck accident injury lawyer can help you explore your legal options to fight for the fair compensation you deserve for your injuries.

common causes of
truck accidents

Many different factors can lead to truck accidents on the road. According to reports by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, driver error is the main cause of truck accidents where the truck was noted as the reason for the crash.

Some of the many common causes for truck crashes include:

Distracted driving is the leading cause of pedestrian accidents. This may happen when a driver is texting, adjusting the radio, eating, or talking with passengers. Many pedestrian accidents also involve alcohol and/or speeding.

common types of
truck accidents

There are many ways in which a truck accident can occur. Some of the most common types of truck accidents include:

No matter the type of accident, the risk of severe, life-changing injuries is always going to be a high when a truck is involved.

what makes truck accidents claims complex?

With a weight of about 80,000 pounds or more, commercial freight trucks weigh on average 20 times that of an ordinary passenger car. As you can imagine, accident claims involving trucks can be more complex than accident claims involving cars not only for the high risk of serious injury but also due to other factors.

common types of
truck accidents

If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, there are many potentially liable parties besides just the truck driver. While other parties may be legally liable, expect them to deny any fault or liability in the accident. Any of the following may share some responsibility for the accident, depending on the circumstances:


If you or someone you love has been seriously hurt in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, GMV Law Group, LLP will aggressively represent you and fight for your best interests while investigating your accident, building your case, and negotiating with the insurance company. Contact GMV Law Group, LLP today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced auto accident lawyer in Florida to explore your legal options. We have English and Spanish speaking representatives ready to help you.