Protecting the Rights of Florida Truck Accident Victims
Few accidents are as scary or devastating as those involving a commercial vehicle. Whether a semi or a “big-rig”, the size and weight of a Florida truck can transform what would otherwise be an ordinary fender-bender into a matter of life and death.
In 2015, the most recent year of statistical data, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found that 4,311 fatal crashes involved large trucks and buses. An additional 87,000 crashes led to injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a truck accident, our team of truck accident lawyers at Lampariello Law Group are here to help.
Parties Who May Be Legally Liable in Your Truck Accident Case
It is important to know first and foremost that truck accident cases broaden the number of potentially liable parties. Federal regulations and state laws both require trucks to have routine maintenance like any other vehicle on a Florida road. However, commercial motor vehicles are also required to adhere to other state and federal laws, such as Florida’s statute on safety regulations for transporting hazardous materials.
If a company or truck driver ignores these regulations, they can be held accountable for their negligence. Beyond regulatory violations, it is also a well known fact that truck accidents can be caused by a number of other factors such as brake failure, poorly attached trailers or improper load distribution.
Given the complex nature of who is at fault in a truck accident case, your truck accident attorney will need to thoroughly investigate to ensure that all responsible parties are held accountable.
Examples of parties that may be found negligent in a Florida truck accident include:
- The commercial driver
- The commercial trucking company
- Either the truck or truck parts manufacturer
- The company or companies responsible for maintaining the truck
Causes of Truck Accidents
In order to determine who is liable for the truck accident, your attorney will need to determine the cause of the accident. While driver error is the most common factor involved in these accidents, there may be other causes that make it necessary to file a claim against other parties as well.
Whether a driver is tired, distracted or drunk, we will hold the responsible individual accountable for their dangerous driving decisions. Alternatively, if a brake part is defective or the truck was improperly maintained, we will take additional steps to hold responsible parties accountable.
We Help You Receive Deserved Compensation After a Truck Accident
No matter the cause of your accident, our truck accident attorneys at Lampariello Law Group will diligently pursue your right to legal compensation from all responsible parties.
We are a team of trusted truck accident lawyers who will protect your rights and will provide you with the legal counsel needed to make an informed decision in your accident case. In the process, we work hard to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible — either through settlement or in court — for your losses, injuries and suffering.
Contact us for a free legal consultation to discuss the facts of your Florida truck accident case.