There are thousands and thousands of trucks on the road, including 18 wheelers, big rigs, tractor trailers and a large assortment of commercial vehicles. According to results of a three year study conducted and provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in Florida in 2010 more than 3,800 large trucks were involved in non-fatal crashes and more than 2,400 large trucks were involved in injury crashes. If you were injured in a trucking accident caused by truck driver negligence or mechanical or parts failure, you may seek compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. Attorney Brandon Stein offers a free case review to truck accident victims.
Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents
Accidents are often caused by truck drivers who fall asleep at the wheel from exhaustion and overwork. There are new federal trucking laws that limit the number of hours that a truck driver may drive per week. If a trucker drives in excess of these hours they may placing everyone’s life in danger. Accidents are also caused by brake and tire failure. Brakes and tires need to be regularly and consistently checked, serviced and replaced. If these important truck components are not properly maintained, the trucking company and others who are responsible for the truck may be liable for negligence.
Improperly Loaded Trucks Cause Accidents
Improperly loaded 18 wheelers and cargo trucks can be seen just about every day you drive on the highway. When cargo is improperly strapped to the truck bed, the load can easily fly off the truck, striking vehicles behind it, causing accidents, injuries and death. Cargo may fall out of a truck that is improperly loaded and cause injuries and fatalities as it spills onto the road and crashes into the vehicles in its rear. These types of accidents are completely avoidable and result from pure negligence, carelessness and a lack of proper supervision.
If you were injured in a truck accident, you may seek compensation for your medical expenses, loss of income, property damage, pain and suffering and more in a personal injury lawsuit. If a loved one lost their life in a trucking accident, a survivor may seek compensation in a wrongful death claim. Personal injury attorney Brandon Stein provides aggressive, effective and thorough representation to clients who were injured in trucking accidents. There are no legal fees unless your case is resolved in your favor. Attorney Stein offers a free case review, which can be scheduled by calling 786-766-8701.