Trucking Accident Attorneys in Fort Lauderdale
Every year, thousands of people are killed or sustained serious injuries due to accidents involving commercial truck drivers’ poor driving skills; their lack of sleep; failure to yield the right of way to pedestrians, vehicles, and bicyclists; improperly maintained truck and equipment; and violations of relevant vehicle and traffic laws. And because of their large size and heavy weigh, most trucking accidents usually cause much greater harm than a traffic accident with an average-sized motor vehicle would cause.
When it comes to truck accidents, there can be a muddled mess of players who may be responsible for a victim’s injuries, all pointing the finger at each other and trying to avoid blame and insurance payouts. These can include:
- the truck’s driver
- the owner of the truck
- the company/person that leased the truck from the owner
- the truck manufacturer, including the individual companies that manufactured parts of the truck such as tires, brakes, or other parts that may have either contributed to or been responsible for the accident
- the shipper or loader of the truck’s cargo
What can sometimes happen is that the involved parties (the trucking, hauling, and leasing companies) argue over whose insurance will compensate the victim. For example, the truck company might claim that the accident was caused by defective tires. In turn, the tire company might then say it was the fault of the leasing company because they didn’t examine the tires before the truck went out on the road.
Trying to prove exactly who the responsible party is and what actually caused the accident is a lot more involved than the cause/effect of a simple traffic accident. Because of the sheer number of players involved, getting to the root of exactly went wrong usually requires some industry know-how. At Wolf and Pravato, we have handled numerous Ft Lauderdale truck accidents and understand the usual reasons for trucking accidents. We are also familiar with the convoluted relationships among the persons and entities linked to the truck, the trailer, and the load. This knowledge helps us to determine whether you have a valid claim and how best to present your case.
We have access to numerous expert accountants and financial analysts who have worked with us on winning cases to accurately assess what these losses should be for the remainder of a victim’s life in order to obtain fair resolutions for injury victims.
The Ft Lauderdale Truck Accident Attorneys at Wolf and Pravato advocate for our clients’ full financial recovery through detailed, meticulous preparation for trial. If you have been injured contact us immediately and we’ll answer all of your questions, explain your rights and if we take on your case, we will help you achieve justice. Justice is not automatic; we will fight for you. Call 1-954-633-8270 to schedule a truck accident injury consultation.
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