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Liability, Insurance Claims Related To Truck Accidents In Florida

Liability, Insurance Claims Related To Truck Accidents In FloridaWere you seriously hurt or lost a loved one in a Florida truck accident? Do you think the truck driver, the trucking firm, or someone else was to blame for the accident? If this is the case, you may be able to claim compensation, but you will need to demonstrate that another party was at fault. Finding and obtaining the evidence required to prove liability for a truck accident can be difficult. Evidence may be lost, cleaned up, destroyed, or altered, so it is critical to call an expert truck accident lawyer as soon as possible for assistance.

Lee Law Firm, Florida’s truck accident attorneys, have years of combined expertise and understand what it takes to show guilt in a truck accident claim. Our knowledge and skills have assisted us in recovering millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. Learn how we can help you. Please contact us right away for a free introductory consultation.

In A Florida Truck Accident, Who Could Be Held Liable?

Some of the parties who may be held responsible for a truck accident are:

Truck driver – Most truck accident claims begin with an inquiry of the truck driver, as they are ultimately accountable for the safe operation of their vehicle. If a truck driver was impaired, distracted, exhausted, speeding, driving recklessly, breaking traffic regulations, or otherwise irresponsible just before the incident, they could be held liable for any injuries sustained.

Trucking firm — trucking companies must ensure that their drivers follow state and federal standards, as well as that they are qualified and have a safe driving record. A trucking business may be held accountable for a crash if they ignored or missed a truck driver’s negligent behavior, hired an unqualified driver, or one with a history of prior accidents. If the trucker were an employee of the trucking firm, the company would be held vicariously accountable for the driver’s negligence.

Automobile and component manufacturers — because they are heavier and have more parts, tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles are more prone to mechanical problems than passenger vehicles. If a critical truck component or system, such as the tires, brakes, transmission, or other details, breaks abruptly while driving, it may result in a crash. Truck manufacturers and their parts may be held accountable for truck accidents caused by mechanical flaws.

Maintenance and cargo firms — Trucks have strict maintenance schedules to prevent catastrophic mechanical problems. Similarly, a truck’s cargo must be properly loaded and secured to avoid shifting or breaking free during transit. Maintenance companies or cargo loaders may be held accountable if they fail to meet their responsibilities and an accident happens.

What Proof Is Required To Establish Responsibility In A Florida Truck Accident?

To obtain compensation following a truck accident, you must provide convincing evidence that the driver or another party was negligent and that their carelessness caused your injuries. Some examples of evidence typically utilized in truck accident cases are:

  • Police accident reports – A police accident report typically provides basic information concerning a truck crash, such as whether the police issued any citations after the investigation was completed. Further proof of negligence, such as a blood test- proving that the truck driver was inebriated before the disaster, may be included in police reports of the accident.
  • Eyewitness statements — Eyewitnesses may have observed the truck driver acting recklessly, which may aid in establishing guilt. They may have seen the motorist texting while driving, gazing at a GPS device instead of the road, nodding off due to weariness or intoxication, and so on.
  • Electronic data recorder – Most new trucks have devices that monitor the vehicle’s speed, direction, braking and steering inputs, and other data. They are referred to as the “black box” at times. This information can be used to identify what the truck driver was doing in the seconds leading up to the incident, which could indicate negligence.
  • Truck driver logs – Truck drivers must keep precise records of their routes and stops. This data can help establish a timeline of the driver’s actions and may show that the driver went too long without taking a mandated rest break.
  • Medical records – In addition to recording your injuries, your medical records can offer light on the source of your injuries, which is critical in establishing liability.

Get Assistance From Our Skilled Florida Truck Accident Attorneys

Establishing culpability in a truck accident case can be difficult, but only an expert attorney can handle it. For a free first consultation, contact our Florida Personal Injury Lawyers in Miami Gardens.

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