Baron & Herskowitz represents persons who are injured in trucking accidents in Miami and throughout the state of Florida. Due to the massive size and weight of commercial trucks, drivers and passengers of other vehicles often suffer severe and fatal injuries when they are involved in collisions with large trucks.
If you or someone you love is seriously injured in or if your loved one is killed in a trucking accident, Baron & Herskowitz can help you get the compensation you need to recover from your injuries and move forward with your life. To find out how we can help you, please call our law office today.
Truck Accidents and Negligence
More than one party can be responsible for a semi-truck accident. For example, the truck driver may be found negligent if he or she was driving recklessly, was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or wasn’t paying attention to the road.
Examples of truck driver negligence include:
- Speeding, reckless driving
- Aggressive driving
- Driving continuously without stopping to get rest (driver fatigue)
- Texting or talking on a hand held cell phone while driving
- Being distracted by eating or messing with an electronic navigation system
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Not paying attention to traffic signals (running a red light or making an illegal U-turn)
- Failing to properly secure cargo
In other cases, the trucking company or driver’s employer may be found negligent if he or she pushed the driver to meet unreasonable deadlines, failed to provide proper training or failed to provide periodic drug testing. The employer can also be found negligent if the truck and its parts are not properly maintained and fail to work correctly.
A manufacturing company may also be found negligent if the accident is caused by a defective part such as a tire blowout or faulty brakes. Because there are so many factors involved, it is important to work with an attorney who understands the laws governing truck accidents and negligence.
Why You Need a Skilled Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck accidents are much more complicated than other motor vehicle accidents and require the skill of an experienced attorney who can conduct a proper investigation to determine the exact cause. In some cases, multiple parties may be found negligent, and it is important that they are all held accountable.
If you or someone you love is injured in a truck accident in the Miami area, you can turn to the personal injury lawyers of Baron & Herskowitz for the legal representation you need. Our lawyers serve as advocates for injured clients and do whatever they can to get them the full amount of compensation they need to recover from the injuries and move forward with their lives. To schedule a consultation with an attorney from our firm, contact us today.