in the country have as high a truck accident rate as does Florida. Every year,
roughly 4,000 fatal and non-fatal truck accidents occur on Florida's highways,
leaving thousands of innocent motorists injured or dead. Truck traffic is dense
on cross-state routes such as Interstate 4 and Interstate 10, as well as on
north-south routes such as Interstate 75 and Interstate 95. And the state's
numerous large cities from Tampa to Miami, Tallahassee to the Jacksonville
attract thousands of commercial vehicles every day. If an accident with a
truck, bus or other commercial vehicle has left you or a family member
suffering from a life-altering injury, add Michael to your team of legal
professionals and benefit from having an attorney who has the passion and
knowledge to fight for the highest settlement amount.
Michael Leizerman regularly engages in continuing legal education presentations around the country, including the following events in or near Florida:
- Litigating Truck Collision Cases: “Rules,” “Reptiles,” & Experts Seminar, Atlanta (May 20, 2011)
Topic: Maximizing Damages In A Trucking Collision Case Using Rules, Reptiles, And Experts
- Litigating Truck Collision Cases College, Atlanta (October 9-12, 2009)
Topic: Discovery Presentation, SafeStat/CSA Presentation, Instructor
- Interstate Trucking Group of ATLA, Atlanta (July 20, 2002)
Topic: Punitive Damages In Large Truck Cases
Fatal Truck Accidents: 343 per year
Non-Fatal Truck Accidents: 3,797 per year
Accident Locales: 39%(Rural), 62%(Urban)
Carrier Fact: 15% of Florida's truck accidents involve carriers whose principle place of business is not Florida.
In 93% of Florida's truck accidents, weather conditions were NOT a factor.
Interstate 4: Crossing Florida's belly like a belt, I-4 divides the state's northern and southern sections linking Daytona Beach, Orlando, Lakeland and Tampa.
Interstate 10: I-10 crosses Florida's northern panhandle links the cities of Jacksonville, Pensacola and Tallahassee.
Interstate 75: Linking America's Great Lakes Region with Florida, I-75 runs as far south as Naples, where it becomes the toll road known as "Alligator Alley", which continues on to Ft. Lauderdale.
Interstate 95: Running from the Canadian border in Maine to Miami, I-95 is a major north/south highway in America. It enters Florida near Jacksonville before passing through or near Daytona Beach, Melbourne, West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale.