Find Out How Much You Can Recover from a Boca Raton Tractor Trailer Accidents Attorney
Tractor trailer accidents can be much more dangerous than accidents involving “ordinary” passenger vehicles. The statistics show that accidents involving tractor trailers are far more likely to result in serious or fatal injuries—and, typically, it is drivers and passengers of cars, pickup trucks and SUVs that pay the price for truck drivers’ and trucking companies’ mistakes.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a collision involving a tractor trailer, you should speak with a Boca Raton tractor trailer accidents attorney promptly. While you may be entitled to significant financial compensation, you will need to act quickly—and be careful—to protect your legal rights. When you contact us, we will provide personalized legal advice and representation, and we will get to work immediately gathering the evidence we need to recover the financial compensation you and your family deserve.
What Accident Victims and Families Need to Know About Tractor Trailer Accidents
While it is important to make informed decisions based on your lawyer’s personalized legal advice, there are some general facts that it is important for all truck accident victims and families to know. For example, here are five key facts about tractor trailer accidents and claims for just compensation:
1. Tractor Trailer Accidents Are Usually the Truck Driver’s Fault
The statistics also show that most tractor trailer accidents are the truck driver’s fault. With the weight, size and complexity of tractor trailers—which can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded—truck drivers must be responsible, highly skilled and highly attentive to the task at hand. Even small mistakes can have serious consequences, including common mistakes such as:
- Driving too fast
- Driving while distracted (including texting behind the wheel)
- Driving while fatigued
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol, medications or other drugs
- Failing to look before turning or merging
- Failing to stop at red lights and stop signs
- Failing to yield the right of way
In many cases, truck drivers’ fatigue is due to spending too many hours behind the wheel. Under the federal trucking regulations, trucking companies must ensure that their drivers get adequate rest. Not only can trucking companies be held liable for their truck drivers’ negligence, but they can also be held liable for their own mistakes when they put their profits before other people’s safety.
2. Issues with the Truck and Its Cargo Can Also Cause Drivers to Lose Control
Along with driving errors, issues with tractor trailers and their cargo can also lead to accidents in some cases. Depending on the specific issues involved, trucking companies, shipping companies, truck manufacturers, maintenance service providers and dealerships can all potentially be held liable for serious and fatal accidents involving:
- Exceeding a tractor trailer’s gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)
- Failing to adequately secure a tractor trailer’s cargo
- Inadequate tractor trailer maintenance
- Mechanical and electrical malfunctions
- Tire blowouts, brake failures and other similar types of issues
These are just examples. Tractor trailers are extremely complex vehicles, and pinpointing the cause of an accident requires a comprehensive investigation. To ensure that we are able to conduct this investigation before any issues with the truck involved in your (or your loved one’s) accident are remedied, it is important that you contact us as soon as possible.
3. Accident Victims and Their Families Are Entitled to Just Compensation
Regardless of the specific issues involved, if any company is liable for your (or your loved one’s) accident, you are entitled to just compensation under Florida law. This includes compensation for your family’s medical expenses, loss of income and any other out-of-pocket costs. Accident victims and family members can recover just compensation for their non-financial losses as well—including emotional trauma, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life.
4. Recovering Just Compensation for a Tractor Trailer Accident Isn’t Easy
While tractor trailer accident victims’ and their families’ rights will be clear in many cases, recovering just compensation after an accident isn’t easy. Companies will fight to avoid liability by all means available—including blaming victims for their own injuries in many cases. With that said, asserting your rights is extremely important, and it is possible to recover just compensation with experienced legal representation.
5. An Experienced Boca Raton Tractor Trailer Accidents Attorney Can Help
There are many ways an experienced Boca Raton tractor trailer accidents attorney can help you after a serious or fatal collision. This includes everything from determining what caused the accident to dealing with the liable party’s insurance company. We are passionate about protecting our clients; rights, and, when you choose The Grife Law Firm to represent you, we will do everything we can to recover just compensation on your behalf.
We Help Tractor Trailer Accident Victims and Their Families Recover Just Compensation
Our attorneys have decades of experience handling serious and fatal truck accident cases in South Florida. Our case results speak for themselves, and we have also received testimonials from many of our satisfied clients. We are committed to maximizing our clients’ financial recoveries—whether this means negotiating a favorable out-of-court settlement or taking a case to trial.
But, we can’t help you unless you get in touch. We also can’t help you if you wait too long to assert your legal rights. With this in mind, if you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a tractor trailer accident, we strongly encourage you to contact us today. We will arrange for you to speak with an attorney as soon as possible, and you can use your attorney’s advice to make informed decisions about your next steps.
Discuss Your Case with a Boca Raton Tractor Trailer Accidents Attorney for Free
Do you need help after a serious or fatal tractor trailer accident in South Florida? If so, we are here for you. Call 561-998-0770 or contact us online to speak with an experienced Boca Raton tractor trailer accidents attorney in confidence.
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