Truck accident claims and lawsuits require a different approach than personal injury and wrongful death cases involving a car crash or motorcycle collision. The truck accident victim may have to go up against the truck driver, the truck company, the company that hired the truck company, and more than one insurance carrier—all of them committed to proving that none of them are financially responsible for your personal injuries or the death of your loved one.
A Florida truck accident case is not the type of personal injury case that can be handled without the help of an experienced Florida truck accident lawyer—especially as the majority of truck accident cases end up in court. At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Ft. Lauderdale, Florida truck accident lawyers have successfully handled many truck accident cases throughout Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, and elsewhere in Florida.
Our Ft. Lauderdale truck crash attorneys are familiar with and have overcome the many tactics employed by truck companies and their insurers to try and escape liability for injuries sustained by the victims of truck accidents. We are zealous and committed litigators who will do what it takes to fight for the personal injury compensation that you deserve.
Truck Driver Negligence and Truck Injuries
Truck drivers are upheld to a higher standard of care on the road than car drivers and motorcyclists. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has certain qualifications and safety measures that a truck driver must uphold while driving on the road.
Unfortunately, not every truck driver takes this standard of care seriously enough and can cause serious injuries or death because of speeding, driver inattention, driver fatigue, driving longer than the amount of hours that truck drivers are legally allowed to be operating a truck, unsafe passing, failure to slow down or stop, and abrupt lane changes. Quite often, truck drivers are pressured by their employees to drive a greater number of hours than Federal law allows. This creates a scenario where truck drivers are operating this heavy machinery while sleep deprived.
Car drivers, motorcyclists, and pedestrians have no way to protect themselves from the impact of being struck by an 18-wheeler truck, a tractor-trailer, or any other large or heavily loaded truck. Truck injuries are frequently catastrophic—if not fatal—resulting in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries (SCIs), massive internal injuries, broken bones, burn injuries, and death.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., we will work with experienced truck accident experts to preserve the evidence from your accident, which may include securing the black box or any other data collecting module that can tell us how fast the truck driver was driving when your accident occurred, what he or she was doing at the exact moment of impact, or whether the breaks were working properly. We will place the trucking company and their insurance carrier on notice immediately so that they are obligated to preserve their log records and any evidence pertaining to your accident and give them to us. This is why it is so important that you contact our Florida personal injury law firm right away.
To schedule your free consultation with Attorney Arleen Lazarus or Attorney Gary Lazarus, call (954) 356-0006 or contact us online. Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. has law offices located in Weston and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.