Holding Careless Truckers and Trucking Companies Liable

Truck Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that there are approximately 200 traffic fatalities involving large trucks each year in Florida. The bulk of these accidents occurs in the central and southern regions of the state. In addition to those killed in fatal truck crashes, thousands more are seriously hurt because of the negligence of commercial drivers.

The truck accident lawyers at Heller & Heller, P.A., in Coral Springs are here to help motor vehicle collision victims, including people who have been hurt or lost a loved one in a truck accident. There are strict time limits for filing suit in such cases, so time is of the essence in seeking an injury lawyer to represent you.

Protecting Your Rights After a Serious Trucking Accident

These collisions are among the most serious and deadly crashes on our roadways. Typically, they involve substantial medical expenses and time off from work for those in the big rig’s path. People whose lives have been affected by serious truck accidents should know that they have a legal right to seek compensation for their injuries in a court of law.

The truck driver is the most obvious defendant in a negligence case arising from an 18-wheeler wreck, but he or she is not the only party against whom recovery may be sought. In addition to the driver, a company that employed the driver may also be held liable because of its own negligence or through the doctrine of respondeat superior, in which an employer may be held financially accountable for an employee’s negligent acts.

  • Since so much is at stake in truck accident cases, it is important that a thorough investigation be done to make sure that all possible defendants are identified. Often, an accident reconstructionist must be retained to determine the cause of the wreck.
  • Factors such as driver fatigue, distracted driving and driving while impaired are common causes of truck wrecks. Accidents may also result from improper loading or equipment failure, such as balding tires or badly worn brakes.
  • There are many state and federal laws and regulations concerning the trucking industry. Holding a trucker or trucking company responsible for an accident involves an exhaustive review of these rules, including requirements concerning driver rest periods, weight limits and training.

Our Attorneys Can Help. Contact Us Right Away

People who have been injured in a big rig crash can enlist the truck accident attorneys at Heller & Heller, P.A., to protect their rights. We will carefully explain your legal rights and options. If we accept a case, we make it our priority to keep you informed about your case at all times.

If you are ready to take the next step toward seeking recovery for your injuries or a loved one’s wrongful death, call us at 954-340-0037 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation. We accept most truck accident cases on a contingency fee basis, so there is no legal fee until your case is concluded.