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Tampa Delivery Truck Accident Attorney

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If you have been involved in a trucking accident, finding liability in these cases is more difficult than in simple traffic collisions. Understanding the reasons for these accidents and the law on truck accidents will help you determine whether your case is valid even before calling a Delivery Truck Accident Attorney in Tampa, FL.

The following is a basic overview of truck accidents:

Statistics on Truck Accidents

A report by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in the year 2002, shows that there were 130,000 injured persons and 4,897 fatalities involving large truck accidents. Although large trucks are liable for 3% of injuries in car collisions, trucking accidents cause greater injuries than simple traffic accidents because they are large and heavy.

Laws on Truck Accidents

Federal laws governing the trucking industry have established particular standards that owners, trucking companies and drivers ought to meet. These laws also set down grounds on determining liability in truck accidents. A huge section of the federal laws on trucks is laid down in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49. Some of the agencies that are involved with the trucking industry include the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the U.S. Transportation Department.

Who is Liable?

In truck accidents, there are numerous parties that may be liable for your injuries. These parties include:

  • The owner of the truck
  • The driver of the truck
  • The company or person who leased the truck
  • The manufacturer of the truck, tires or any parts of the truck that may have caused severe injuries to you
  • The loader or shipper of the cargo in the truck
  • Road design and maintenance

In case you are involved in a delivery truck accident, your first impulse should be to contact a Delivery Truck Accident Attorney in Tampa, FL. In truck accident cases, your lawyer may be able to get you compensated for medical expenses, loss of employment, loss of enjoyment of life and pain and suffering depending on the severity of your injuries.

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