Truck Company Errors
If you have been injured in a large truck accident, it is critical that you retain a personal injury attorney who understands the role that a trucking company may play in an accident. While a truck driver may have been the immediate cause of your accident, negligence on the part of a trucking company may also have played a significant role in your accident.
These could include but are not limited to:
- Inadequate testing of drivers when hired: Saving of costs by some companies in their operation can be a factor to investigate when determining fault in an accident. Another area is failure to provide for the risk of driver fatigue. Federal trucking laws require semi truck operators to take adequate rest breaks that are designed to prevent the driver developing fatigue. Dispatchers in trucking companies are obligated to know when a truck driver has exceeded a certain amount of miles and may be fatigued.
- Negligent maintenance: Trucking companies have a duty to keep their vehicles in good working order, including working breaks, lights, tires and safety devices.
- Failure to prevent driver fatigue: Trucking companies have dispatchers who should keep track of how many miles a trucker has logged. They should be mindful about the danger presented by truck driver fatigue and take appropriate precautions when a trucker may be at risk of fatigue.
- Negligent loading: Overloaded trucks are more difficult to stop and may be more prone to a rollover accident if the weight is not properly distributed. Truck loads must be properly secured to prevent accidents caused by falling objects and debris.
If you or a family member has been injured in a truck accident, contact an experienced Miami truck accident lawyer at Friedman, Rodman & Frank. Our firm has the experience, resources and commitment to protect your rights. We will seek maximum compensation on your behalf for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage and other forms of available relief.No Case Too Complex
Given the size and weight of 18-wheelers and other large commercial vehicles, accidents involving such vehicles often cause serious or fatal injuries. Our firm has represented thousands of injured clients. We have experience representing clients who have suffered paralysis, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, spinal cord damage, burn injuries, disfigurement and other serious injuries. We also have extensive experience in wrongful death claims.
Since our firm was founded, we have built a record of results in personal injury and wrongful death litigation.Contact Us
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