Miami Truck
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Experienced Miami Law Firm for Truck Accident Victims

The issues involved in a trucking accident are very different from those involving another passenger car. For one example, a tractor-trailer rollover can cause devastating injuries to multiple drivers. Due to several factors, the trailer might become unstable and tip over onto its side, landing on top of vehicles in the adjoining lanes or causing other drivers to swerve to avoid hitting it. Because these trailers are so large and heavy, victims can suffer catastrophic injuries.

If you or someone you love was injured in a truck accident, it’s important to seek advice from an attorney who regularly handles these types of cases.

At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein, LLP in Miami, we understand the practices and the regulations of the trucking industry. This experience helps us protect the interests of our clients throughout South and Central Florida. We have obtained substantial verdicts and settlements for victims of tractor-trailer accidents. Call 305-371-2692 or 800-610-9491 to discuss your case with a lawyer at our firm.

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Establishing Trucking Company Negligence

The federal government heavily regulates the trucking industry. Evidence that a trucking company violated federal safety regulations can prove negligence in a personal injury or wrongful death case.

When investigating your truck accident case, our lawyers will leave no stone unturned and allow no responsible party to escape legal liability. Common causes of tractor-trailer wrecks include:

  • Driver fatigue: One of the leading causes of truck accidents is driver fatigue. While federal law requires drivers to take rest breaks to prevent accidents caused by fatigue, violations are common. Proving that the driver violated hours-of-service laws can make your case much stronger.
  • Negligent hiring: An investigation of the truck driver’s record can uncover past violations, tickets and accidents. Trucking companies are responsible if they hired an unsafe driver.
  • Defective equipment: Trucking companies are required to keep truck maintenance records to ensure safety equipment is in working order.
  • Improperly loaded semi trucks: Overweight trucks take longer to stop and are harder to control. Unsecured loads can cause items to fly off the trailer and injure other motorists.
  • Driver error: Driving in unsafe conditions, speeding, unsafe passing, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can turn a tractor-trailer into a dangerous missile.

When millions of dollars may be at stake in the outcome of your case, it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Otherwise, the evidence you need to prove your case could be lost or destroyed.

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Representing 18-Wheeler Accident Victims In South And Central Florida

Why Are Tractor-Trailers so Dangerous?

Tractor-trailers are long, thin vehicles with a high center of gravity, so they are vulnerable to instability and rolling over. However, either the truck driver or other personnel can contribute to an accident:

  • The driver might be going too fast, which increases the odds of a rollover.
  • The driver might allow one side of the vehicle to rise or fall quickly, which can lead to a rollover.
  • Cargo could be loaded improperly, which increases the trailer’s instability.

Truck drivers are trained on how to make turns properly, but excessive speed and unsafe steering can lead to accidents. For example, a driver might “overcorrect” too quickly, which can lead to a crash.

Drivers are typically not responsible for how cargo is loaded. If the load is sealed, then the driver might never inspect it before driving. In other accidents, the driver could have sped through his checklist too quickly and failed to account for how the load will impact his driving.

Who Can Be Held Accountable for a Crash Involving a Truck?

The party we sue will depend on who is responsible for the truck becoming unstable. If the driver made some error—taking a turn too fast, for example—then the driver can be held personally liable. Under Florida law, an employer is also automatically liable when an employee injures someone negligently while working.

In other situations, the trucking company might have its own individual liability. For example, it might not have trained drivers property or not fixed trucks with a defect.

The loading company might be to blame if an unbalanced load contributed to the rollover. They must perform their job with sufficient care, otherwise they are on the hook for compensation.

Many victims have no idea who is to blame for their truck accident. All they know is that the truck rolled over and they were hurt. Let your attorney carefully sift through the evidence to apportion fault. In some accidents, multiple parties might share blame, and we can sue them all.

Our Miami attorneys have decades of experience handling truck accident cases. To discuss your case with a member of our firm, call 305-371-2692, 800-610-9491 or use our online contact form. Your consultation is without cost or obligation.

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