Driving on Florida’s roadways can be risky for everyone, but especially for those driving alongside heavy trucks and tractor-trailers. With their vast size and weight, trucks can cause accidents with substantial damage and serious injuries. When a truck collides with a passenger vehicle, a motorcycle, a bicycle, or a pedestrian, the resultant injuries can be long-lasting, catastrophic, sometimes even fatal.
Truck drivers and the companies that employ them are required to follow strict regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The FMCSA determines guidelines for the allowable weight of trucks, how many hours drivers can be on the road at one stretch, how often the vehicles are maintained, and other safety measures. Drivers must have special licenses in order to operate the vehicles. If a truck driver or the driver’s employer violates these federal and state rules, there can be severe penalties.
Even if basic guidelines are followed, accidents do still happen. At Lady Justice Injury Law, we investigate the collision to determine the cause of the truck accident. It could be due to the driver’s negligence, the trucking company’s negligence, a faulty vehicle, or a combination of these factors.
Type of Truck Cases
Our firm can help with a number of different truck accident cases, including:
Driver Sleep Deprivation
Driving in a Reckless Manner or Speeding
Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
Federal Service Violations
Improper Driver Training
Negligent Hiring Practices
Vehicle Maintenance Violations
Truck accidents, unlike other vehicle accidents, are handled through the trucking company’s commercial insurance provider. Insurance policies for heavy trucks are worth significantly more than other accident policies. When an accident happens, the trucking company and its insurer will immediately start working on a defense strategy. Their goal is to deny blame so they don’t have to pay any damages or see their insurance rates go up.
What will happen if you have it?
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a truck accident, you need an experienced attorney on your case.
Lady Justice Injury Law can help our clients bring comprehensive claims that address the full value of their losses. We will aggressively pursue your case, holding the trucking and insurance companies liable for the compensation you deserve.