Florida Truck Accident Attorneys
Award-Winning Attorneys for Truck Accident Cases in Brevard County
Have you been hit by an 18-wheeler in Brevard County? If you answered, yes, then do not wait another minute to consult with an experienced Brevard County personal injury lawyer from Alpizar Law, LLC. Trucking accidents almost always result in catastrophic injury for victims due to the size and weight of big rig trucks up to 80,000 pounds when loaded to federal capacity. Anyone who has been hit by a negligent truck driver or who was injured due to a negligent trucking company has every right to file a claim and fight for fair compensation.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents are usually caused by:
- Truck Driver Negligence: When truck drivers allow themselves to drive distracted, speed, or drive while fatigued, they are very likely to cause serious or fatal accidents. This is why there are federal rules regulating the number of hours a truck driver can be on the road in order to prevent fatigued driving.
- Defective Truck Parts: Truck accidents can be caused by defective parts such as brake failure, tire blowouts, or other mechanical defects. These can be the result of manufacturer error as well as an employer neglecting to perform routine maintenance.
- Drunk Truck Drivers: Commercial drivers can be arrested for a BAC of only 0.04%, a number that is much higher than Florida's legal limit of .08% for regular motorists. This is because truck drivers are held to very high standards of conduct when behind the wheel since their driving could endanger the lives of many other motorists on the road.
- Trucking Company (Employer) Negligence: Trucking companies are held to strict federal regulations when it comes to training drivers, performing background checks, maintaining the vehicles, and ensuring they are properly loaded. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in liability for the trucking company. Taking on large trucking companies and their insurers is a tough task, and should be done with the help of a skilled personal injury lawyer.
The common pattern that we see in the major causes of truck accidents is negligence. Somewhere along the way, somebody made a mistake, and this error most likely led to your accident. The most important step to take when seeking compensation for a truck accident in Florida is to establish the negligence of the driver, their employer, or both, which requires evidence and documentation. A Brevard County truck accident attorney from our firm can evaluate your accident and help you determine liability, so contact us today to get started.
FMCSA Violations & Truck Accidents
Trucking companies and their commercial truck drivers are required to follow strict rules and regulations established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). These include driver regulations, vehicle regulations, and company regulations. Drivers must undergo specific training requirements and follow rules regarding drug and alcohol use, operation of their vehicles, and the transportation of goods and passengers. Trucking companies and their drivers must also ensure that their vehicles are well maintained, properly loaded, and equipped with all necessary parts and accessories. The purpose of these federal truck regulations is to prevent unsafe actions that could result in serious truck accidents. If the driver, trucking company, or a third party violated any of these rules, they can be held liable for injuries that result.
We Fight for Truck Accident Victims in Florida
The Brevard County community has benefited from the representation of our firm for many years. Our attorneys share 45 years of collective experience in
personal injury and have recovered millions of dollars in damages for clients. Our lawyers have been named in the Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association and were selected for inclusion in Florida
Super Lawyers®. We are also AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and are members of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. We offer a
free initial case evaluation, so you have nothing to lose by speaking with an attorney from Alpizar Law, LLC. Contact us today!