Video: Trucking Accidents – Brevard County, Florida
There is a complex set of interstate systems in Brevard County, Florida. If you’re involved in a trucking accident in Central Florida area, you need a law firm that can negotiate the laws, negotiate the insurance issues and have the experts on hand to reconstruct these horrible accidents.View More
Because of their size and weight, big rigs and other commercial trucks that are involved in accidents are inherently more dangerous to drivers, passengers, and pedestrians than other vehicles. Victims of trucking accidents can suffer brain injury, spinal cord injury, and wrongful death. These injuries are not just devastating for victims and their friends and families; they can also result in overwhelming financial hardships.
Fortunately, industry laws protects individuals harmed as a result of truck accidents. The truck accident attorneys at our Central Florida-based law offices in Melbourne, Titusville, and Cocoa may be able to help you obtain compensation for medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. Contact Charpentier Law Firm, P.A. for a case review; we can help you determine whether you have a viable claim.
Common Causes of Trucking Accidents
Listed below are some of the most common causes of trucking accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident that occurred due to one of these causes, our attorneys may be able to successfully resolve your case.
Dangerous schedules can cause driver distraction and negligence, resulting in serious auto accidents. Our truck accident attorneys in the Melbourne area of Central Florida may be able to find evidence of the following to support your case:
- Driving without taking breaks
- Long work-shifts and other unrealistic schedules
- Driving at excessive speeds to meet schedules or obtain additional pay
Trucking Company Liability
Trucking companies are responsible for maintaining safe vehicles. A truck company can be held liable for the following reasons:
- Lack of blind spot mirrors
- Negligent inspection of the truck's braking system, tires, and lights
- Unsecured loads
- Loads that outweigh the truck’s maximum capacity
Auto and Other Defects
Trucks with defective parts cause serious accidents on U.S. roadways. In auto defect cases, the product or parts manufacturer or trucking company may be held liable for any injuries caused by the defect. Examples of auto defects include:
- Defective tires
- Faulty brakes
- Faulty restraint or safety harness devices
- Bad suspension
- Faulty air bag systems
The behavior exhibited by aggressive drivers can be frightening even when it doesn't result in an accident. If it does, however, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible about your truck accident case. Our attorneys in Central Florida may be able to find evidence of the following:
- Drunk driving
- Illegal use of drugs
Consult with Our Truck Accident Attorneys – Melbourne, Titusville, and Cocoa
Hiring the assistance of a lawyer can significantly increase your chances of obtaining a positive award on your lawsuit. Contact the truck accident attorneys at our Central Florida offices in Melbourne, Titusville, or Cocoa to find out if you have a case and have your questions answered.