Fort Lauderdale Truck Accidents
Every 16 minutes a person is killed or injured in a truck accident. The massive weight of an 18-wheeler, particularly at highway speeds, creates tremendous force in a collision with another vehicle. The devastating impact results in death or incapacitating injury more than 50 percent of the time - usually to those in the passenger vehicle.
While the other driver in car accidents is the primary source of financial compensation, truck accidents can involve more possible sources of legal responsibility for the accident. In addition to driver fault, truck accident cases can turn on a number of factors including inadequate maintenance and vehicle defects for which manufacturers or trucking companies may be liable. The fact that so many parties can share in the blame for a single accident makes truck accident cases very complex and often challenging and expensive to pursue. Our attorneys will work to see that all parties responsible for the tragic accident compensate you for your loss.
Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Unlicensed driver
- Disobeying safety procedure
- Motor vehicle inspection failure
- Repair & maintenance failure
- Failure to yield right of way
- 18-wheeler crash
- Driver fatigue
- Truck rollover
- Backing up/moving in reverse
- Vehicle collisions
- Mechanical or brake failure
- Tires blow up/tire de-treading
- Transporting equipment with trailers
- Overload trucks or trailers
- Loads that shift weight
Trucking companies and their insurers take aggressive action to limit their losses. Insurance companies will often offer a low and quick settlement to a person who has suffered a serious injury such as a brain or head injury, neck injury, and/or back or spinal cord injury. Our goal at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. is to help you recover the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to receive.
Victims and survivors may be entitled to the following:
- Medical expenses and lost wages
- Future earnings
- Future surgery, home care, medications or medical equipment
- Loss of quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A., our highly qualified staff of truck accident attorneys can provide in-depth information to truck accident victims including immediate steps to take after a truck accident. We understand how truck driver negligence can lead to accidents that cause serious injury and wrongful death.
When you need a personal injury lawyer who will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation to which you are entitled, call Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. at 877-448-8585 . Attorneys are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in English, Spanish or Creole. Sé Habla Español / Nou Parlé Creole.