West Palm Beach Truck Driver Error Attorneys

The attorneys at Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. are prepared to review your case if you or someone you loved has been involved in a car accident as a result of another driver’s error, particularly if the other party was driving a large truck. While driver errors are unintentional, they can have catastrophic consequences for other drivers on the road. The danger that these accidents pose is only magnified when the other vehicle is a massive truck. As an innocent victim in a collision with a truck, you have legal rights. A personal injury attorney at Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. will help guide you through the legal process to get the justice you deserve and the compensation you need for your injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses.

The skilled West Palm Beach truck driver error lawyers at Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. is well-respected in the legal community, both on a local and national level. For the past 40 years, the attorneys at our firm have successfully negotiated substantial verdicts settlements for our clients. We work diligently to see that the rights of truck driver error victims in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, and Delray Beach are protected. If you or someone you love suffered a serious injury as the result of a truck driver’s error, contact Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. today for a consultation with one of our experienced legal professionals. You can chat with us live, fill out a contact form, or call us at 561.689.8180.

Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

Truck driver error cases are unfortunately common, but liability can be difficult to prove. After a serious car collision, we know that you may have many questions: How will I be able to afford my medical bills? Who is responsible for the damage to my vehicle? Will I be able to return to work soon?

The attorneys at Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. have brought thousands of car accident victims peace of mind by taking the responsibility of proving who was at fault in their accident out of their hands. The legal process can be difficult to understand and even harder to beat. Our injury attorneys know what trends to look out for in a truck driver error accident and can bring years of experience to your specific case. Furthermore, people who try to navigate the legal process without an attorney tend to receive much less monetary compensation than those who have the legal assistance of an attorney. For this reason, it is important to have a personal injury attorney on your side.

By choosing a lawyer at Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A., you will not only be receiving top-tier legal representation to help win your case, but you’ll also have skilled negotiators working to help you receive a fair amount of compensation.

Common Types of Driver Error

The personal injury attorneys at our firm have handled thousands of truck driver error accident cases. Below are some of the most common types of driver errors that occur on Florida roads with additional information and statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • Recognition: The NHTSA reported that a driver’s inadequate attention to the road and its conditions are the leading cause of car crashes and account for 41% of driver-related accidents. Recognition errors include internal and external distractions from both the road and inside the vehicle, such as texting, inattention to the road (e.g., daydreaming), and not surveying the driver’s surroundings thoroughly.
  • Performance: Of driver-related accidents, 11% occur due to a driver’s performance error. A performance error can include overcompensating the wheel while turning or changing lanes, panicking while driving, and not maneuvering the vehicle appropriately.
  • Decision: Decision errors include speeding, poorly navigating a curve or turn, making a poor judgment on another driver’s speed, tailgating, driving aggressively behind another driver, or making an illegal move with the vehicle. Decision errors account for 33% of driver-error-related accidents on the roads.
  • Non-Performance: Falling asleep at the wheel, suffering a heart attack, or physical impairments are examples of a non-performance driving errors. Non-performance errors accounted for 7% of crashes.

Our team of personal injury attorneys will be able to scrutinize the fact pattern of your case and make a convincing argument as to how a truck driver’s poor recognition skills, performance, decision errors, or non-performance on the road caused your car accident. We have the experience necessary to represent your case.

Driver Error Facts and Statistics

The Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT) reported that 2.35 million people are injured on roads in the United States each day. The NHTSA reported that before a critical crash, 46% of vehicles were driving straight, 21% of drivers were negotiating a turn, and 16% were stopped at a traffic light. The critical pre-crash event for 36.2% of crashes involved turning or crossing at an intersection, 22.2% of drivers were off the edge of the road, and 12.2% of crashes were a result of hitting another stopped vehicle in the lane.

Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported that there were 395,785 crashes in 2016. There were 668,699 drivers involved, and the accidents resulted in 2,935 fatalities and 254,155 injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that there were 1,388 rural fatalities and 1,757 urban fatalities in Florida in 2016. Palm Beach County had the fourth highest number of fatalities in the state.

Contact Us

The truck accident attorneys at Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. are dedicated to the protecting the rights of drivers in Florida. When a severe car accident that was the result of truck driver error impacts your life, we understand how daunting and overwhelming it can be. That is why for more than 40 years, we have dedicated our lives to see that our victims receive legal representation of exceptional quality. You do not have to battle the legal system alone in an attempt to secure the compensation you deserve. We are here to help.

If you or someone you love suffered an injury in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, or Delray Beach as the result of truck driver error, contact Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. today for a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. Schedule a free consultation by calling us at 561.689.8180, chatting with us live on our site, or by filling out a contact form today.

Last Updated : December 7, 2023

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