Florida Truck Accident Lawyer
Smith, Ball and Báez Injury Lawyers help Florida truck accident victims recover damages from all responsible parties, including truck drivers and trucking companies.
Florida Truck Accident Lawyer
Large truck accidents happen far too often on Florida’s roadways. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) there are more than 3,400 collisions every year in Palm Beach County alone involving semis, 18 wheelers, and other large commercial trucks.
The trucking industry is highly regulated with federal and state laws enacted to keep truckers and other motorists safe on the road. However, even with these laws, truck accidents are a serious problem. Tragically, truck accidents often result in severe and even fatal injuries.
Victims and their families typically suffer substantial economic losses due to astronomical medical expenses and lost wages associated with the inability to work. For these reasons, it is especially important for those who have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident to contact an experienced truck accident lawyer who can help them seek compensation for their losses.
Smith, Ball and Báez specialize in personal injury cases, including truck accidents. We fight tirelessly for our clients and have helped them receive millions of dollars in compensation through settlements and trial verdicts. These results include a $6.5 million wrongful death settlement and a $4.5 million leg amputation settlement. These are just two examples of the results we have provided our clients. If you have been injured or lost a loved one to a truck accident, take action by contacting us today.
Common Causes of Florida Truck Accidents
Florida truck accidents, like other types of accidents, can have a number of potential causes. These can include the following:
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
- Impaired driving by drugs, alcohol or over-the-counter
- Driver Confusion
- Failure to properly maintain the truck
- Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
- Improperly loaded trailer or unbalanced cargo
Investigating florida truck accidents
There is usually a great deal of evidence available after truck accidents. In fact, most trucking companies usually have an investigator present at the scene of the crash within hours of the crash occurring. This person is gathering evidence to defend the trucking company. Injured motorists need someone on their side to help collect evidence as quickly as possible as well.
In addition to physical evidence at the scene, trucks have a black box that’s similar to the black box on an airplane. The black box provides detailed information regarding the driver’s speed, hard stops, and hours on the road. This information can help your attorney determine the cause of the accident.
Other evidence includes dashcam video, the trucker’s logbooks, driving records, work history, and dispatch instructions. Your attorney might also use photographs, witness reports, traffic camera footage, and expert witness statements to build your case. Because much of this information is time-sensitive, you should contact an attorney immediately following the accident. If you wait, evidence could be altered or destroyed, making it more difficult to prove your claim.
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