Who is Liable for Truck Accidents in Florida?

Who is Liable for Truck Accidents in Florida?

There are a number of ways that truck accidents occur in Florida. If you or a loved one have been injured in one, give our skilled Hillsborough County truck accident lawyer a call to discuss your legal options.

How do truck accidents occur in Florida?

Truck accidents can be the result of a number of different causes. Additionally, they differ from regular car accidents in that there are a number of different potential liable parties. Some of the most typical types of negligence that cause truck accidents include the following:

  • Truck Driver Negligence: This is one of the most typical causes of truck accidents. Most of the time, truck drivers have to work through long hours of the night, and in most cases, they drive their vehicles while fatigued, which is one of the highest causes of auto accidents. Additionally, failing to allow sufficient time to brake, failing to account for blind spots, driving while intoxicated, driving while preoccupied, and speeding are all, particularly the most common 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 responsible for making sure that trucks are loaded properly, and if they are not, trucks can become unbalanced, and the likelihood of a truck toppling over and causing an accident greatly increase.
  • Defective Truck Parts: Manufacturers and truck designers are responsible for making sure that truck parts are safe. When a product is made negligently or a manufacturer shifts from an otherwise-safe design, a product can quickly become hazardous, which may result in a serious accident. If you were injured because of a truck malfunction because of a defectively-designed or manufactured part, you may have a proper product liability claim.

Am I able to recover damages for my injuries?

In order to retrieve the financial compensation you need to heal and move forward after an accident, it is important that you collect as much evidence as possible to bolster your chances of a successful claim outcome. You can do this by obtaining a police report of the accident, medical documents involving your injuries, witness testimony, photos of the accident, the truck driver’s insurance information, and more. Our firm is here to collect all of the information needed to satisfy the burden of proof. Reach out to our firm today to discuss the details of your case and the best approach for you.

What is the statute of limitations in Florida?

The state of Florida has a statute of limitations of four years for most personal injury claims. This suggests that you cannot wait more than four years from the date of your accident to pursue legal action against the truck driver or truck company that induced your injuries. Our firm will ensure you meet each of your claim’s important deadlines.

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