Boca Raton Truck Accident Attorney
Bounded by the I-95 and Florida’s Turnpike, and only minutes from the I-75, Boca Raton sees an enormous volume of truck traffic move across its roads and highways at all hours of the day and night. While truckers are required to drive with reasonable care and caution, accidents can still occur and when they do, the results can be catastrophic to the accident victims.
The Boca Raton truck accident attorneys at the law office of Lavalle, Brown & Ronan, P.A. in Boca Raton help people who have been injured in truck accidents or who have lost a loved one to a collision with a truck. We apply our skill and experience as one of Boca Raton’s oldest litigation law firms to help accident victims obtain a full and fair recovery to compensate them for the injuries they have suffered at the hands of a negligent truck driver or irresponsible trucking company.
Boca Raton Trucking Accident Injuries
Drivers involved in collisions with trucks are often at risk for serious personal injury or wrongful death. The immense size and weight of a fully-loaded tractor-trailer delivers tremendous force to the smaller, lighter vehicles in its path and even the safest cars on the road were not built to withstand a highway speed impact with a 50-ton semi. These heavy vehicles require increased stopping distance to avoid a collision when a sudden stop or slowdown is necessary, and the size and shape of the big rigs creates numerous blind spots for the trucker and obstructs the view of surrounding traffic for other vehicles. Unless car and truck drivers are operating with respect and awareness for each other, serious accidents can occur. Contact our Boca Raton truck accident attorneys today.
Legal Responsibility of Negligent Drivers and Trucking Companies
While safety should be of paramount concern to the trucking industry, often their primary motive is to deliver freight to its destination as quickly as possible. Whether encouraged by the trucking companies or on their own initiative, truck drivers may engage in speeding or aggressive driving in order to finish their job and start another one as quickly as they can. Even when attempting to drive safely, truckers may driver longer than they should, leading to fatigue and increasing the likelihood of a crash due to drowsiness, distraction, decreased reaction time or even falling asleep at the wheel.
Trucking companies can be responsible for the negligence of their employee-drivers. In addition, the company may also be responsible if the truck was improperly loaded, if the driver was not properly trained, or if the truck was not properly inspected and maintained. Trucking companies are required to comply with regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regarding hours of service of drivers, training, inspections and maintenance, and more.
Boca Raton Truck Accident Attorneys Can Help
Experienced Boca Raton truck accident attorneys know that when investigating a truck accident it is important to determine whether the driver and trucking company were in compliance with FMCSA regulations. Expertise is often required to determine whether log books and records were completed correctly or even tampered with after the accident. If you or someone you love has been injured in a Boca Raton truck accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Lavalle, Brown & Ronan, P.A. at 561.395.0000, and let us put our decades of experience to work in recovering the compensation you need and deserve.