Skilled Truck Accident Lawyers
Commercial trucks of all sizes crowd the highways and local roads in Florida and New York. It can be intimidating to see a fast-moving truck appearing in the rearview or sideview mirror of your car. Trucks haul almost 72% of the freight shipped in this country making them vital to the economy, but their size and weight cause of catastrophic injuries when they collide with other vehicles.
If you or family member is injured in a truck accident, the personal injury you choose to represent you can make all the difference in the outcome of the case. Most truck accidents involve vehicles owned by large corporations with liability insurance companies whose primary job is to protect their money by refusing to pay claims or by offering only a fraction of the compensation you deserve to receive. The Florida and New York truck accident attorneys at The Carrion Firm, PLLC, develop an aggressive, hard-hitting strategy to secure the maximum compensation for you whether through a settlement or a jury verdict after a trial.
Common causes of truck accidents
Government regulations that limit the number of hours that truck drivers spend behind the wheel and roadside safety inspections conducted by state law enforcement and department of transportation personnel can only do so much. Tight schedules and the need to keep trucks on the road and moving contribute to the following causes of truck accidents:
- Driver fatigue
- Weather conditions
- Blind spots
- Truck maintenance
Drivers unfamiliar with local roads may become distracted and crash into traffic that has come to a stop ahead of them. Failing to pull trucks off the road for routine maintenance and to inspect brakes and other systems critical to safe operation of a vehicle may lead to a devastating truck accident.
Holding all parties responsible
A truck driver may not be the only party at fault in causing a truck accident. Our New York and Florida personal injury lawyers spend considerable time going over accident reports and investigating the cause of an accident in order to identify all parties who may be held responsible and made to pay compensation for the injuries they caused. Possible parties at fault in causing a truck accident may include:
- The truck driver
- Trucking company that owned the truck and any trailer
- Company that leased the vehicle to the trucking company
- Company responsible for performing maintenance on the truck
Truck accidents may be caused by cargo that was improperly loaded or secured. Shifting loads may cause a driver to lose control of the truck and crash. The party responsible for loading the truck may be included in a lawsuit as a party at fault in causing the accident.
A Florida and New York truck accident attorney can help
If you or a loved one is injured in a truck accident in New York or Florida, the personal injury attorneys at The Carrion Firm, PLLC, want to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Put our aggressive, hard-hitting team of attorneys to work on your behalf. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.