INJURED IN A TRUCK ACCIDENT?
Accidents involving tractor trailers often result in catastrophic damages, severe injuries and even death. We have represented clients throughout the state of Florida who have suffered serious personal injuries, property damage or the loss of a family member due to a truck accident. A truck accident lawyer has the special knowledge and expertise for these cases which are typically caused by the following:
- Distracted truck drivers
- Intoxicated truck drivers
- Fatigued or Sleep-deprived truck drivers
- Overloaded or unsafe trucks
- Aggressive driving behaviors
- Improper Securing loading cargo
- Driving with serious health problems
- Inadequate inspection or maintenance
- Hiring unqualified or dangerous drivers
- Violations of other traffic laws
- Violations of FMCSA regulations
Injuries and deaths in trucking accidents also result from defective products or design, such as defective seat belts, airbags, tires and gas tanks.
Determining what caused a crash and proving who was at fault often requires investigation and gathering evidence. Also, there are unique state and federal laws and regulations that apply to individuals who drive trucks and tractor trailers on the highways and roads of the State of Florida. The Attorneys at the Hughes Law Firm, P.A., have experience in handling these types of cases. They are familiar with the special laws and regulations that apply.
HOW DO I TAKE LEGAL ACTION?
If you or a loved one were injured in a truck accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should contact a law firm with experience handling trucking accident cases. There are time limitations for filing and preserving your claims in Florida so you should consider your options and contact a Truck Accident Lawyer as soon as possible to protect your legal rights.