Philip Scott Kinney, Esq. Benjamin C. Moore, Esq.
attorney
Philip Scott Kinney, Esq. Benjamin C. Moore, Esq.
attorneys

Jacksonville Truck Accident Lawyers

Truck Accident The U.S. Department of Transportation reported that in 2009, there were 3,380 deaths in the U.S. attributed to trucking accidents, and another 74,000 people were injured. In 2010, the number of deaths increased by almost 9%. Accidents involving commercial trucks are more likely to cause injuries and deaths because of their size and weight. The average passenger car weighs 4,000 lbs while a fully loaded truck may weigh as much as 80,000 lbs. Because of the length and weight the stopping distance is much greater. Studies have shown that a truck will need the full length of a football field to stop while traveling 55 mph, while a car can do it in half the distance. If the truck is going 75 mph it takes nearly 1 1/2 times the size of a football field to bring the truck to a stop.

One of the greatest reasons for truck accidents is driver fatigue. Truckers are notorious for exceeding the allowable limits of their work day. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sets the rules that commercial truck drivers are required to follow. Although truckers may be on duty for 14 hours in a day, they may not drive more than 11 hours in a day. The limitations are needed to help reduce the number of crashes caused by fatigue.

If you have been hurt in a truck accident, it's important to get a team of professionals on your side immediately. Unfortunately, the truck driver may be less than honest about how the accident occurred. We will provide an accident reconstruction specialist who will travel to the scene to record the evidence. It's important that we film the scene, interview witnesses, measure the skid marks, and examine the damage to the vehicle to preserve the truth.

Call for a Free Truck Accident Case Evaluation (904) 642-4111

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“I was in a motor vehicle out of state 7 months ago and was referred to Kinney & Sasso. I worked with Ben and Stacie, there very knowledgeable, always kept informed and very kind. I highly recommend! Thank you so much!” Muy Phoeun
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“I'm so grateful for this team. I'm 100% confident I'm in the best hands; they're the most client– centric firm I've ever encountered. They're so informed and knowledgeable in regard to all the most current legal practices, but they're also quick witted, prepared, proportionately aggressive, and kind. I can't articulate how happy I am to be represented by this group.” Kristina Baker
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“I absolutely loved having Philip S. Kinney and Stephanie represent my fiancé and I during our time of need they was there for everything that we needed and if anything is to happen to me or my family I will call them again. Thank you guys, so much for everything you guys rock!” Kaetlyn Studivant
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