A tractor-trailer driver has been charged with careless driving following an accident that injured a school bus driver and three children on Wednesday.
A chain collision occurred when the truck driver approached stopped traffic and was unable to stop in time. The truck veered to the right and struck a Mazda, a Kia Sorento and the school bus. The bus driver and three children were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries.
Careless driving is typically defined as a careless disregard for the rules of the road, or driving without due caution. Careless driving can include conduct that was unintentional or accidental, but nevertheless presents a danger to other driver on the road. This behavior can include speeding, distracted driving or drifting into another lane. Careless driving charges will generally result in a traffic citation, fines and possibly traffic school or mandatory community service.
Truck drivers hold commercial drivers licenses and trucking companies are regulated by federal laws, which hold the driver and the company to a higher standard than regular drivers. Truck driver are also subject to specific licensing requirements and must exercise reasonable care when out on the road. When an accident is caused by a commercial vehicle, both the driver and the trucking company can be held liable for damages.
Not all truck accidents result in minor injuries, and negligence will need to be proven in order to receive compensation. Victims of truck accidents can be left with huge financial burdens due to injuries sustained in a trucking accident. By acquiring the legal guidance of the Fort Lauderdale truck accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato, victims may be able to obtain compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. Wolf & Pravato has successfully obtained compensation for plaintiffs injured in accidents involving large trucks from both Florida and out-of-state drivers and trucking companies.
Cases of commercial carrier accidents can be settled either in court or out of court. Our attorneys are shrewd negotiators, but we will not hesitate to demand a jury trial if that’s what it takes to obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. You can count on us to help you to gather the evidence you need to prove that the driver should be held responsible for the accident. For more information regarding your rights following a truck accident, contact the Fort Lauderdale truck accident lawyers from Wolf & Pravato – 1-954-633-8270.