Large semi trucks create a unique danger for vehicles sharing the road with them. Due to their excessive size and weight -- many trucks weigh more than 80,000 pounds -- the potential for catastrophic, life-altering injuries during a truck accident is very high.
If you are facing costly medical bills and lost wages while you recover from a truck accident, the financial and emotional burdens on you and your family can be crippling. Fortunately, you don't have to go through this alone. Michael K. Grife is here to help. He understands the devastation caused by truck accidents, and he'll stand by your side every step of the way to help you through this difficult time.
The best way to learn about your rights and options is to speak with Mr. Grife in person. Please call 561-998-0770 today to schedule your free consultation at our Boca Raton personal injury office. If you are unable to come to our office after your accident, Mr. Grife can travel to you.Causes of Truck Accidents
In some instances, uncontrollable factors such as adverse weather conditions will give rise to a truck accident. But more often than not, these accidents are caused by negligence. Sadly, many of these accidents could be avoided if truck drivers, trucking companies, and truck manufacturers took greater care.
Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Unrealistic schedules that force truck drivers to violate federally mandated hours of service limitations
- Poorly maintained trucks
- Inadequately trained truck drivers
- Overloaded trucks
- Improperly secured cargo
- Unbalanced truck loads
- Truck driver fatigue
- Reckless driving
- Drug and alcohol use by the truck driver
- Failure to adequately screen truck driver candidates prior to hiring them
- Distracted driving
Truck accidents are much more complicated than other types of motor vehicle accident cases. While truck drivers must abide by the same rules of the road that govern passenger vehicles, they are also subject to strict state and federal trucking regulations that do not apply to other drivers. These laws will have a significant impact on your case.
In addition, there are multiple parties that may potentially be liable for your damages. Depending on the specifics of your case, you may be able to recover damages from the:
- Truck driver
- Trucking company
- Truck manufacturer
Mr. Grife has extensive experience handling truck accident cases. He works with a team of experts in the trucking industry, ensuring that all of the complex rules and regulations governing the trucking industry are examined when building your case. These experts also help Mr. Grife demonstrate the risks being taken by truck drivers and trucking companies which may have contributed to your accident. This will be invaluable when seeking to hold all negligent parties accountable.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, please contact The Grife Law Firm today to schedule your free consultation. We serve clients in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, and throughout Florida.