South Florida Truck Accident Attorneys
Imagine a large truck barreling down the highway next to you. The trailer portion begins to wobble. Suddenly, the truck swerves into your lane before you have time to react.
Because commercial trucks are bigger and heavier than passenger vehicles, truck accidents are twice as likely to result in fatalities when compared to other motor vehicle crashes. Injuries are also typically more severe, and the chance of catastrophic injury to you or your family is much greater.
Southeast Florida Truck Accident Attorneys are professionals who are dedicated to truck injury law. Our legal office is here in the three-county area of southeast Florida. We are here to help you and your family in emergencies and times of critical need.
We Are Truck Accident Attorneys with Deep Knowledge of the Law
It’s important for those involved in serious truck accidents to retain attorneys who know the federal laws and federal regulations that the trucking industry is required to abide by. We have a short guide that you can find by clicking on “Overview of Commercial Trucking Laws.” This may give you an idea of what regulations may have been involved in your accident.
The Federal body presiding over these trucking cases is called the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which applies and enforces both the United States Code and the Code of Federal Regulations as they apply to the trucking industry.
Truck accident cases are generally far more complex than passenger car accident claims and involve more significant losses. Insurance companies are often more aggressive in defending them as a result. You likely will need someone who knows the Federal law and can fight on your behalf, such as an experienced truck accident lawyer. We can help. Get us involved. 786-296-0411.
Our Experience with Truck Accident Cases
At Southeast Florida Truck Accident Attorneys, we represent people injured in accidents involving tractor-trailers, semis, buses, dump trucks, delivery trucks, and even construction equipment from highway work zones.
In death cases, we understand the numerical computation and calculation of future economic losses to family members and their estates.
In catastrophic injury cases, we are experienced in assessing and computing the need or life care costs. These are the future costs of nursing care, overnight care, periodic prosthetic replacements, and a myriad of other vital costs that are necessary, but often overlooked in the future.
Our office handles every imaginable type of truck accident, including (but not limited to) those that involve:
- Improper truck handling
- Negligent operation of trucks at railroad crossings
- Violations of federal hours of service restrictions
- Negligent truck maintenance in violation of federal requirements
- Improper loading and cargo shifting
- Negligent training
As you can see, truck accidents can be more involved and complex than simple questions of traffic light violations, stop sign infractions, failures to yield, or other common moving violations. Trucking accidents are more common than you might think, with over 400,000 occurring in an average year. Fortunately, there is recourse if the trucking industry has caused harm to you or a loved one. We at Southeast Florida Truck Attorneys are professionals dedicated to truck injury law. Our offices are here in the three-county area Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach. We’re here 24/7 to protect you when you need us.
Truck Accidents-What Can Cause Them
The number of fatal accidents involving trucks tends to increase each year. There are so many different types of trucking negligence and handling accidents that it is impossible to list them all here, but only by way of example;
- Blind Spot Truck Accidents
- Negligent Hiring
- Improper Training
- Lack of Rest
- Defective Trucks
- Defective Trailers
- Negligent Handling of Trucks
- Rollover Truck Accidents
- Over 45% of all fatal truck accidents are the results of rollovers.
Examples of Truck Mechanical Standards & Requirements
Federal regulations hold both drivers and trucking companies to specific mechanical and computerized requirements for trucking operations.
Too often violations result in a catastrophe.
Shifting cargo causing catastrophic damages happens more frequently than the public would actually think. Yet victims of this type of negligence would never know it.
As a result, trucking cargo requirements are focused on establishing protections against shifting and faulty cargo placement. They tend to include:
Specific body components and suspension systems requirements—Tragically, truck suspension systems falling into disrepair is also a hidden cause of many tragic accidents.
Hours of Service Requirements
If you or a family member have been involved in a truck accident, it costs you nothing to call Southeast Florida Truck Accident Attorneys at 786-296-0411 and request a free consultation. We are available 24/7 for catastrophic injuries.
Our Truck Accident Attorneys Are Ready to Help You When You Call. For catastrophic injuries, we are always available, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 786-296-0411.
Who Is At Fault? Who Is Responsible?
Victims in a trucking accident rarely know if the driver, shipper, hiring agent, or truck company was negligent or has violated any of the complex regulations that are enacted to protect the public. It also can be difficult to determine the extent to which these violations may have played a role in an accident. This is one of the reasons why time can be critical in the moments following an accident.
We are experts in our field and have helped many families hold negligent and careless parties accountable for negligent conduct.
Please know that you do not have to do this alone. You do not have to go up against the truck industry and their insurance companies by yourself.