Whenever a truck accident occurs, the end result is usually not good, especially when trucks collide with smaller vehicles. The average car weighs about 3,000 pounds whereas large commercial trucks, big rigs and 18 wheelers can weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds. When you pair a smaller vehicle with a massive truck, chances are that the smaller automobile will be demolished and the people inside of the car will sustain life-threatening injuries.
The sad fact is that most truck accidents could be prevented if truck drivers and trucking companies were more careful. The leading cause of all truck accidents in the U.S. happens to be negligence. Sometimes, truck drivers and trucking companies engage in behaviors that can lead to serious accidents. Some well-known causes of truck accidents are: drive fatigue, improper loading of trucks, failure to maintain trucks, malfunctioning trucks, truck driver DUI, trucks carrying too much weight and cargo and also unsafe truck driving behaviors, like speeding.
Once a truck accident has occurred and people have been injured, injured people will want to work with a qualified South Florida personal injury lawyer for numerous reasons. First, if they are able to prove that truck drivers or trucking companies acted negligently, they may be able to seek compensation. Second, people will need to be able to prove who is at fault. Sometimes, trucks drivers may be held accountable. Other times, trucking companies will be liable. Finally, people will want a lawyer on their sides who can build a strong case and protect their rights at the same time.
Involve a Florida Truck Accident Attorney
Orner Law, LLC is a recognized law office that represents truck accident victims in Boca Raton and surrounding areas. In recent years, our truck accident attorneys have obtained favorable case outcomes for numerous truck accident victims in South Florida who suffered from truck driver and trucking company negligence.
With offices in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, Orner Law, LLC serves injury and accident victims throughout South Florida.
Contact a Florida Truck Accident Lawyer at the firm today for a free review of your case.