Trucks pose a unique danger to other drivers on the road. Due to their excessive size and weight and poor maneuverability, they commonly cause catastrophic injuries to others in the event of a truck accident. If you are facing the financial burdens associated with costly medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation, and lost wages, you will need an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side to make sure your rights are protected.
The truck accident lawyers at Shevin Law Firm have more than 20 years of combined experience handling these complex cases, and we will fight aggressively to help you recover the compensation you deserve. The best way to learn more about your rights is to speak with us in person. Please call (561) 409-0138 today to schedule your free consultation at our office in the Boca Raton, Florida area.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, many are due to the negligent actions of the truck driver or trucking company. Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Insufficient truck driver training
- Truck driver fatigue
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Texting while driving
- Unrealistic schedules which compel drivers to exceed federally mandated hours of service limitations
- Overloaded trucks or unbalanced loads
- Failure to properly maintain trucks
- Aggressive or reckless driving
- Adverse weather conditions
Determining Liability in a Truck Accident
Truck accidents are much more complex than other types of auto accidents. There are many complex state and federal trucking regulations which govern these cases, and in many instances there may be multiple parties liable for your damages. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your truck accident, one or more of the following parties may be responsible:
- Truck driver
- Trucking company
- Truck manufacturer
- Loading company
- Truck maintenance company
- Driver of another vehicle involved in the truck accident
Our attorneys will work with accident reconstruction experts to carefully evaluate all evidence and determine which parties to hold liable for your damages. Our goal is to maximize the value of your compensation and get you the help you need during this difficult time. In order to accomplish this goal, we will pursue damages from all negligent parties involved in the truck accident.
If you have suffered a major personal injury, please contact Shevin Law Firm today or call (561) 409-0138 to schedule a free case evaluation. We represent personal injury victims in Boca Raton, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and throughout Florida.