Floridians who are involved in auto accidents with trucks, particularly tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers and construction vehicles, can suffer severe and long-term injuries. That is if they are fortunate enough to survive.
Driver error and negligence are often to blame. Accidents can result when truck drivers are tired, inattentive, intoxicated or reckless. However, some crashes occur because of a problem with the truck itself, such as poor maintenance and faulty equipment.
When we assist clients who have been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, construction vehicle or van, we conduct a thorough investigation to find out whether the owner of the truck was negligent in keeping it properly maintained. We also work to see if they violated any state or federal regulations that are in place to protect the safety of truck drivers and all of us who share the road with them.
We work with experts to search for things such as problems with the tires, axles, brakes and other crucial parts. In some cases, those parts are defective or were not checked on a regular basis. Maintenance logs are falsified or not fully completed. There are instances where equipment added to the truck impaired the visibility of the driver.
Companies can be held responsible for the safety of their commercial vehicles as well as for the actions of their drivers. If they are found liable for injuries, the amount of compensation they are able to pay can go a long way toward helping victims recover from their injuries, support themselves and their families if they are no longer able to work and make necessary accessibility changes to their homes if they are left permanently disabled. If the victim died in the accident, a successful wrongful death suit can help surviving family members with financial burdens following the death of a loved one.
At Freidin Brown, P.A., we work to determine all parties responsible for accidents involving commercial vehicles. We are not afraid to take on large corporations and insurance companies throughout Florida to seek the compensation our clients deserve.
You pay no attorney fees unless we recover money for you. If you or a loved one has been the victim of an accident involving a truck, call us today for a free consultation to find out if we can help you.