Truck accidents may result in severe injuries to drivers and passengers. When these accidents occur due to negligence, you and any other injured parties may have a claim for compensation. Consulting with the Margate truck accident lawyers at Kogan & Disalvo may be the first step in bringing a personal injury suit against those you have carelessly caused your injuries.
Various factors exist in many truck accident claims that can make these personal injury claims more complex. Federal regulations that govern the trucking industry, the potential for multiple parties, and the possible severity of injuries from truck collisions all may be relevant factors in truck accident claims. Fortunately, our seasoned personal injury attorneys may be able to sort out these complicating issues and craft an effective claim on your behalf. En Español.
Many truck accidents and motor vehicle collisions rely on negligence as the legal theory supporting a claim. Under a theory of negligence, injured victims must prove that the actions of the allegedly liable party exhibited a careless or reckless disregard for the safety of others.
In some cases, proving negligence is straightforward, such as where a truck driver is impaired by drugs or alcohol or has committed various traffic violations. In other cases, however, establishing negligence is not so easy, since proof of negligence requires evidence that individuals acted in a manner that was not how a reasonable person would act in a similar situation.
Multiple parties could potentially be liable in semi-truck wreck cases. Not only may the truck driver be negligent, but the trucking company may be remiss in failing to properly screen, hire, train, and supervise its drivers. This situation is only one example of how our qualified Margate truck accident attorneys may be able to evaluate truck collisions and gather evidence that can attribute liability to multiple parties.
While the outcome of almost any motor vehicle accidents can be catastrophic, truck accidents more often result in devastating injuries given the size and weight differences between trucks and passenger vehicles. With multiple potential defendants, these claims can also involve numerous insurance policies that could offer coverage for expenses related to those injuries.
While traffic violations are often indicators of negligence in any motor vehicle incident, truck accidents may also involve violation of industry regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) establishes safety regulations that truckers and trucking companies must follow, so evidence that drivers and companies failed to abide by these regulations could be relevant proof of negligence in the event of a crash.
For instance, federal regulations place limits on the number of hours that truck drivers can work, require specific rest periods, and mandate the use of some recordkeeping concerning driver safety and truck maintenance. Our Commercial trucking accident lawyers at Kogan & DiSalvo may be able to utilize this evidence to support a claim for compensation on behalf of victims in Margate who have suffered injuries.
Truck accidents may have a devastating impact on the futures of both drivers and passengers. Injuries resulting from these crashes may be so significant that you are permanently disabled and unable to return to work. In this situation, a Margate truck accident lawyer may be able to help.
In Florida, you only have four years from the date of the accident in which to bring your claim with some exceptions, and failure to bring your claim within that statute of limitations may result in you losing your opportunity to seek compensation and hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. Call one of our attorneys at Kogan & DiSalvo today to schedule a free consultation.
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