Truck accidents typically involve a collision between an 18-wheeler and a smaller vehicle. If you are involved in such an accident, you are likely to suffer devastating injuries. A Miami truck accident lawyer can help you hold the negligent party liable and recover compensation.
Traffic crashes involving trucks are devastating because of the sheer size and weight of the big rig. A truck wrecks heavy damage in a collision with a smaller vehicle such as a car. You are more likely to suffer severe injuries when involved in a truck collision.
In the wake of a truck accident, you must seek legal help to pursue a claim for damages. As per Florida Statutes Section 95.11, you have four years from the crash to file for damages. If the accident resulted in the death of a loved one, you can seek wrongful death damages within two years.
Several parties can be held liable for a Miami truck accident. These may include:
A truck driver may be liable if the driver was drunk, drowsy, speeding, or violating traffic rules at the time of the crash, as a few examples. However, in many cases, it is possible to hold other parties, such as the trucking company, vicariously liable for the truck driver’s actions. This is because the driver may have been on the job at the time of the accident.
It is the responsibility of the trucking company to hire drivers who are qualified and experienced. The company must also enforce Florida’s Hours of Service rules and other federal and state regulations. You can file for damages when a trucking company fails to fulfill its legal responsibility, leading to a crash.
The cargo onboard a truck must be secure to ensure road safety. The cargo company must ensure that the cargo complies with weight limits, is properly secured, and has suitable warnings displayed if it includes volatile or dangerous materials.
When the cargo is not secure, it can spill or fall off the truck and create hazards for other drivers and vehicles. In such a case, the company responsible for loading and securing the cargo can be held liable.
Defective truck parts can result in failures that contribute to accidents. If a crash is directly caused by a manufacturing failure, the manufacturing company could be held responsible.
You can recover a wide range of economic and non-economic damages for your truck accident. These may include:
If you have suffered injuries and other losses in a Miami truck accident, we can help you. Here at Fischer Redavid PLLC, our Miami truck accident lawyers work with you to seek both economic and non-economic damages.
Call us today at 954-860-8434 to discuss your truck accident claim with our lawyers. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.
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