Any motor vehicle accident has the potential to be very serious. When one of the vehicles involved is an 80,000-pound commercial truck, however, catastrophic injuries are almost inevitable.
Truck accidents are some of the most devastating accidents that can happen on the road. Due to the size and weight of a truck, it can do enormous amounts of damage in even minor collisions. Victims can suffer brain injuries, damage to their spinal cords, broken bones and serious burns. In some cases, these injuries can be fatal. If your loved one has been severely hurt or killed in a trucking accident, you should be aware that you have the right to hold the appropriate party responsible for your loss.
It is important to figure out what happened to cause an accident. Was the trucker fatigued or distracted? Did a truck part break or malfunction due to poor maintenance? Does the trucking company have a history of accidents? Was the trucker properly trained and certified to operate a commercial vehicle?
In any situation where a crash was the result of this type of negligence or recklessness, the party named in truck accident lawsuit will be likely the trucker driving at the time or the trucking company for whom the driver was working. These parties typically go to great lengths to avoid taking any responsibility for the often considerable damages suffered by victims and their families, which is why it can be so important to have legal support if you are considering legal action.
Building a claim after a truck accident can be more difficult than many people anticipate. Log books and cellphone records may need to be investigated, fault needs to be established and damages must be calculated. Trying to tackle all this alone and without a legal background can be enormously complicated.
This is why it can be wise to discuss your options with an attorney familiar with truck accident claims. For information on our law firm’s approach to and experience with these cases, you can visit our Florida personal injury website.