Truck Accidents | Fort Lauderdale Truck Accident Attorney
Like accidents involving other types of automobiles, truck accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including driver negligence, defective vehicle components, poorly maintained roads, or badly installed parts. However, some factors, such as improperly secured loads, are more likely to arise in truck accidents. If you or someone you love was injured in a truck accident, and you believe that negligence or a defective product may have been involved in that accident, you should discuss your case with an experienced Fort Lauderdale truck accident attorney as soon as possible.
The trucking industry is heavily regulated; truck drivers and trucking companies are expected to keep detailed documentation and to follow well-defined, specific procedures in order to avoid truck accidents. For example, truck drivers must perform a safety inspection before they start their drive. They must check their brakes repeatedly. They are required to secure their load properly. They are also mandated to get a specified amount of rest. If they fail to follow the rules, most of which apply nation-wide, that failure would be evidence that they were negligent.
People who are injured in truck accidents caused by someone else’s negligence (or by a defective product, such as defective brakes) are likely to receive financial compensation for their resulting medical expenses, for any wages lost as a result of the injury, as well as for their pain and suffering. If the injuries lead to long-term disabilities, the injured people should also be compensated for future medical treatment and for any related reduction in their earning power. The responsible party or parties may also be forced to pay “punitive damages” in situations where their behavior was intentional or particularly reckless.
The vast majority of personal injury claims are resolved through negotiations and settlements–in other words through agreements between the parties involved–rather than through litigation. However, if you have been injured in a truck accident and are seeking compensation, you will be dealing with a professional truck accident attorney, who is a skilled negotiator that is familiar with the relevant laws and comparable cases. In order to maximize your chances of achieving a result that will fully compensate you for all the harm you have suffered, you should hire an Florida truck accident attorney with similar experience in the area of truck accidents. Such an attorney should be able to give you a realistic evaluation of your case; be able to identify and involve all the parties who are potentially responsible (including the driver, the owner of the truck, the manufacturer of the truck, etc.) and, as a professional negotiator equally familiar with the applicable law and the outcomes in comparable cases, balance the scales of justice on your behalf.
If you have any further questions or if you have been injured in a truck accident and would like to speak to one of our Fort Lauderdale Truck Accident Attorneys, please call us or contact us here.