There can be no question that truck accidents lead to devastating loss of life, but you may not realize the extent of the problem until you have statistics to put things into perspective. In its Traffic Crash Facts 2018, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reported that there are more than 16,000 large truck collisions in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties every year. For injured victims and their families, the physical, financial, and emotional losses are overwhelming.
If you were hurt or lost a loved one in a crash involving a semi, 18-wheeler, or other large truck, Florida law does provide you with options. You can rely on a Miami truck accidents attorney to assist with the legal process and help you recover fair compensation for your losses. Some additional truck crash statistics shed light on the severity of these incidents.
Summary of South Florida Truck Crash Statistics and Trends