Semi-Truck and 18-Wheeler Accidents

Distasio Law Firm is dedicated to helping victims and families of victims who have been seriously injured in accidents with semi-trucks, tractor trailers, big rigs and 18-wheelers. Scott Distasio is accessible, communicative, and highly knowledgeable in handling Tampa personal injury claims involving truck accidents. If you or a family member has been injured in a truck accident, do not hesitate to contact our legal team today!

People who are involved in accidents with large commercial trucks often have little chance of surviving. Those who do manage to survive major truck accidents usually have sustained substantial bodily damages that could adversely impact their quality of life for years to come, if not indefinitely.

Truck accidents are often lethal. What most people do not know is that truck accidents are deadly because trucks are so large and can weigh up to 10,000 or even 80,000 pounds or more. When a smaller vehicle is hit by a truck, the truck’s weight and impact can literally crush the other vehicle, and the people inside of that vehicle. This is why all truck drivers and their companies must do everything they can to follow the rules of the road, to implement appropriate truck loading procedures, to maintain the trucks being driven, and to ensure the general safety of other commuters they must share the road with.

Truck Accident Statistics

  • In 2003, Florida had 4432 fatal traffic accidents, and 343 of these accidents involved trucks.
  • In 2003, 4669 fatal truck accidents were reported in the United States.
  • 78% of all fatal truck accidents occur on weekdays.
  • According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, 11% of motor vehicle accident fatalities involved trucks that weight over 26,000 tons or more.

A truck accident victim has rights. If you or someone you know was seriously injured or lost their life in a Tampa, Florida truck accident, they deserve aggressive legal representation immediately. If the truck driver or trucking company was negligent in any way and therefore caused an auto accident to occur, the victim or victims injured in that accident have the legal right to seek financial compensation for their injuries.

Scott Distasio can review your accident claim free of charge. By looking over your claim and evaluating your situation, Attorney Distasio can determine what your legal options are at this point and can help you understand what you can do to recover the compensation you need. You pay nothing unless our firm is successful in recovering a settlement or judgment on your behalf! Searching for an attorney for a truck accident in Tampa? Contact the Distasio Law Firm today!