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Fighting for Truck Accident Victims in Florida

Commercial trucks share the road every single day with thousands of other drivers, many of which travel miles to deliver cargo and even cross state lines. An eighteen-wheel, commercial truck can weigh as much at 80, 000 pounds. This weight can cause serious damage if involved in an accident.

If you were involved in a truck accident, we can help! We at Kaplan Law Group, P.A. know that this can be a painful ordeal to endure, but you should know that you have legal rights. Taking action can remedy your situation, so be sure to contact our team right away.

Call (888) 246-6903 to speak with a dedicated truck accident lawyer immediately to begin filing a claim.

Can I Sue for Being Hit By a Semi-Truck?

There are several situations in which you may have grounds to file a lawsuit against the trucking company or the truck driver themselves following your accident:

  • The accident was caused by the truck driver's reckless or negligent actions (i.e. distracted, reckless, drowsy or drugged driving, etc.)
  • The accident was caused by faulty machinery or poorly loaded cargo
  • The accident was caused as a result of pressure that was put on the truck driver to work long hours with little or no rest in order to meet deadlines

Because there are multiple parties that can be held responsible for trucking accidents, it's important to have an experienced truck accident attorney on your side who knows what questions to ask and how to get the information needed to prove your claims.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can be extremely dangerous and result in serious injuries, or even fatalities. Understanding the common causes of truck accidents can help drivers take steps to avoid them and stay safe on the road.

  • Driver Error: Driver error can include things like distracted driving, speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and failing to obey traffic laws.

  • Equipment Failure: Another common cause of truck accidents is equipment failure. Things like brakes, tires, steering, and other components of the truck. Regular maintenance and inspections can help prevent these types of accidents.

  • Poor Weather Conditions: Poor weather conditions such as rain, snow, or fog can make it more difficult for truck drivers to see and maneuver their vehicles. This can increase the risk of accidents, especially if drivers don’t drive for the weather they’re in.

  • Improper Loading: Improper loading of cargo can also lead to truck accidents. Overloaded trucks or poorly secured cargo can cause a truck to become unstable or tip over. It is important for drivers to properly load and secure their cargo before hitting the road.

  • Lack of Training: Truck drivers require specialized training to operate the large and powerful vehicles safely. A lack of training can lead to accidents, especially when it comes to maneuvers such as backing up or navigating tight spaces.

  • Fatigue: Truck drivers are often required to drive long hours and may not get enough rest. This can make them fatigued, which can impair judgment and reaction time.

  • Road Conditions: Poor road conditions can increase the risk of accidents. It is important for drivers to pay attention to road conditions while driving.

By being aware of these causes and taking steps to prevent them, truck drivers can reduce the risk of accidents and keep themselves and others safe while on the road.

Maximizing Your Compensation After a Truck Accident

We are known for our personalized support and diligent, hard-nosed legal advocacy. We look at all of the details in your case to determine how we can most effectively support your claim.

Remember that because trucks can have the potential to cause so much damage, even if they travel short distances or at low speeds, they can still cause injuries that include fractures, all the way up to more debilitating types, such as brain and spinal cord injuries.

We are prepared to help you fight for financial compensation for any of the following:

  • Medical treatment and hospital bills
  • Lost income and future earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional anguish
  • Property damages
  • Physical impairment of disability

Truck accidents are also caused by any number of reasons. Perhaps the cargo came loose from the truck or the vehicle had been improperly maintained.

It may have also been due to truck driver negligence. Our goal is to investigate why and how the driver or trucking company was negligent, to give you a better chance to have a successful claim.

Contact Our Truck Accident Lawyers in Broward County

As Broward County truck accident attorneys, our focus is to give the utmost of service to you, as our client. Having a truck accident attorney in Broward County on your case can help give weight to your claim. Our over 40 years of experience helping accident victims can also contribute to your success.

Kaplan Law Group, P.A. is a boutique law firm that has been lauded extensively by peers and colleagues. We are committed to justice and high-quality, vigorous legal advocacy.

We are prepared to stand up for you! Call us at (888) 246-6903 today for your free case consultation with our truck accident attorneys in Broward County.

Why Choose Kaplan Law Group, P.A.?

  • 40+ Years' Combined Experience

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