Truck Accident Attorneys in Bay Harbor Islands
Legal Assistance for Accident Injuries in Miami & the Surrounding Areas
Trucking accidents frequently result in catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. The Law Offices of Brett L. Schlacter, PA offers representation for injured clients in Miami and surrounding communities. You can expect open communication with your Bay Harbor Islands auto accident lawyer, who will always be by your side throughout the process, answer your questions, and ensure that you understand your legal rights.
Call (305) 290-4907 for a free case evaluation.
Accidents with Trucks Cause Serious Injuries
The sheer size of trucks, compared with the size of a passenger vehicle or motorcycle, makes these accidents more dangerous than an accident with another vehicle. For this reasons, accidents involving trucks, semis, and big rigs often result in serious or catastrophic injuries,and fatalities. When the accident is caused by negligence, driver error, or equipment problems, you may be entitled to compensation for costs related to your injury.
Liability in Trucking Accidents
Determining liability in a truck accident depends on the specifics of the situation and contributing factors. These accidents may be caused by driver error or equipment problems, a distracted driver or truck driver that is overtired and falls asleep at the wheel, speeding, inattentiveness, or the use of prescription, over the counter, or illegal drugs.
Liability for an accident involving a truck may lie with:
- The driver of the truck
- The truck’s owner
- The person that leased the truck
- The cargo loader, if not properly loaded
- A manufacturer, if faulty tires or parts are a contributing factor
After a trucking accident, it is common for the insurance companies of these various entities to argue about who is responsible for compensating the injured person. The insurance companies and their attorneys are looking out for their own best interests, not yours. You need a qualified Miami truck accident attorney to act on your behalf.
If you or a loved one was injured in a trucking accident, request a consultation with a Bay Harbor Islands auto accident lawyer by calling (305) 290-4907.