Fort Lauderdale Truck Accident Attorney
Protecting the rights and interests of the injured in Florida
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles recorded more than 67,000 total truck accidents involving light, medium and heavy trucks, truck tractors or cabs in 2010. More than 41,000 of these involved injuries, and more than 800 were fatal. Accidents involving commercial trucks — such as 18-wheelers, semi-trucks or big rigs — are especially dangerous because of the immense size and weight of the vehicles.
At Boone & Davis, Attorneys at Law, our Fort Lauderdale truck accident attorneys understand how devastating a truck accident can be for the victims, including truck drivers, drivers and passengers of other vehicles, and pedestrians. Our lawyers use their more than 35 years of practical experience in injury litigation and their background in insurance law to help victims obtain the compensation they need for medical costs, lost wages and disability, pain and suffering, and other damages.
- Car/Truck Collision
- Cement Truck Accident
- Commercial Truck Accident
- DUI Truck Accident
- Dump Truck Accident
- Flatbed Truck Accident
- FMCSA Regulations
- Garbage Truck Accident
- Heavy Truck Accident
- Mack Truck Accident
- Preventing Tractor Trailer Accident
- Rental Truck Accident
- Tanker Truck Accident
- Truck Driver Fatigue
- Truck Accident Insurance
- Unsecured Truck Load
- 18-Wheeler Accident
Who is liable for truck accident injuries and fatalities in Florida?
When a trucking accident occurs, many parties may be liable for the resulting injuries, fatalities or other damages. Florida state and federal trucking regulations are strict and require minimum hours of rest breaks, maximum allowable driving times, maximum load allowances, maintenance and inspection requirements, and many other rules. When truckers or their employers violate these rules, they may be held liable for the injuries that result.
In many cases, a truck driver or other driver may be at fault because they were speeding, distracted, drunk or otherwise driving negligently. When a truck driver is negligent, the trucking company that employs the driver is often liable for injuries caused as long as the driver was working at the time. This may include interstate truck drivers, drivers of delivery trucks, construction vehicle drivers and others. However, if a driver is not working at the time of the accident, the employer is not liable. This means that drivers of rental vehicles, such as U-Haul trucks, would be liable for their own negligence unless they were renting the vehicle for work purposes and during working hours.
At Boone and Davis, our Fort Lauderdale truck accident attorneys provide attentive, no-nonsense representation for victims of truck accidents that are caused by the negligence or fault of all types of other people and companies, including:
- Truck-driver negligence or recklessness
- Negligence or recklessness by drivers of other vehicles
- Employer liability for trucker negligence
- Improper driver training or safety requirements by employers
- Negligent hiring of drivers by employers
- Inadequate truck maintenance or inspections
- Improperly loaded or oversize vehicles
- Defective auto or truck parts
What are common types of trucks and truck accidents?
Trucking accidents may involve all types of trucks, from an enormous 18-wheeler or semi-truck, to a medium size box truck, delivery vehicle or garbage truck, and a smaller tow truck, pickup truck or other light truck. When accidents with these trucks occur, catastrophic injuries or even multiple fatalities can result, which makes it in your best interests to have an attorney on your side with the skills and resources to obtain full compensation for you. Our seasoned Fort Lauderdale truck accident attorneys have extensive experience helping victims of all types of truck accidents:
- Tire blowouts
- Brake failure
- Equipment failure because of defects or poor maintenance
- Inadequate braking distance or improper braking technique
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end accidents
- Side-impact crashes
- Blind spot accidents
- Wide-turn crashes
- Truck overloading or unsecured load accidents
- Underside accidents
- Truck rollovers
- Detachment accidents
Contact trusted Fort Lauderdale truck accident attorneys to recover compensation from insurers and negligent parties
Truck accidents are generally complicated, often involving complex state and federal laws, employer liability, insurance issues and accident reconstruction. Through in-depth investigation, a network of supporting experts and lawyers with more than 35 years of experience, our Fort Lauderdale truck accident attorneys at Boone & Davis, Attorneys at Law has the skills and resources you can rely on. To learn more about our services, contact us online or call 954-566-9919 for a free initial consultation today.