Truck Accidents in Florida | What You Should Know
Truck accidents are serious. If you were injured in one, you will need to retain the services of an experienced Hillsborough County truck accident lawyer to obtain the compensation you need to heal.Get Your Case Started
How do truck accidents occur in Florida?
There are a number of different causes, parties, and factors that can contribute to truck accidents. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include the following:
- Truck Driver Negligence: This is arguably the most common cause of truck accidents. Truck drivers have to operate through long hours of the night, and in most instances, they operate their vehicles while tired, which is one of the highest causes of auto accidents. Furthermore, failing to authorize sufficient time to brake, failing to account for blind spots, driving while intoxicated, driving while distracted, and speeding are all especially typical causes of truck accidents.
- Truck Company Employer Negligence: Truck company employers are liable for making sure that they have well-trained, certified truck drivers and employees. In the event that they fail to do so, or when they ask truck drivers to drive past the legal guidelines or instruct them to meet checkpoints in an unreasonable amount of time, serious accidents can also happen as a result. Truck employers are also liable for making sure that trucks are properly maintained and in working order, and not doing so can result in serious accidents and injuries.
- Truck Company Employee Negligence: Truck employees are liable for ensuring that trucks are packed properly at all times, and when they do not, trucks can become unstable, and the likelihood of a truck toppling over and causing an accident significantly increase.
- Defective Truck Parts: Truck designers and manufacturers are liable for ensuring that truck parts are safe for use. When a product is created negligently or a manufacturer shifts from an otherwise-safe design, a product can quickly become dangerous, which may lead to a serious accident. If you were hurt as a result of a truck malfunction because of a defectively-designed or manufactured part, you may have a valid product liability lawsuit.
Can I recover compensation for my injuries?
In order to recover compensation after an accident, you and your Hillsborough County truck accident attorney will have to discover a wide array of evidence, including a police report of the accident, medical documents involving your injuries, witness testimony, pictures of the accident, the truck driver’s insurance information, and more. Our firm is here to gather all of the information required to fulfill the burden of proof. All you have to do is pick up the phone and contact us today. We are on your side.
What is the statute of limitations in Florida?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, generally, four years. This means that you cannot wait more than four years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the truck driver or truck company that caused your injuries. Our firm is ready to assist you today.
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