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Tampa Personal Injury Blogs from February, 2012

Tampa Semi-Truck Accident & Injury Information


Semi-truck accidents account for nearly 400,000 accidents each year among our nation’s roadways which result in nearly 4000 deaths. Florida continues to rank high among states involving commercial or semi-truck accidents. A large portion of the trucking accidents that occur on Florida roadways are a result of improperly trained or unqualified truck drivers. The trucking company or motor carrier is required to determine a driver’s qualifications and prior driving history before employing them. Our Tampa Trucking Attorneys litigate case involving semi-trucks and are familiar with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, as well as Florida laws that govern large trucks within our state. We are dedicated to representing individuals and families who have been injured as a result of a trucking accident.

If a trucking company employs an unqualified driver, the trucking company can be held accountable for the negligent driving of its unqualified driver and any accidents which he/she may cause. A trucking company can be sued for theories such as negligent entrustment, negligent hiring and/or negligent retention. The Federal Motor Safety Carrier Regulations provide an extremely detailed guideline for trucking companies to follow to determine a potential semi-truck driver’s qualifications prior to making an offer of employment.

Our attorneys have litigated numerous trucking cases involving victims who have been injured through the negligence of others in Hernando County, Hillsborough County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, Manatee County, Polk County, Orange County and Sarasota County. Should you have any questions regarding Florida trucking accidents and/or Florida trucking regulations, please contact us, your Tampa Personal Injury Attorney.

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