Truck accidents can cause serious injuries that may be permanently debilitating. They can necessitate a change in career or cause an inability to work altogether. If you sustained injuries in a truck accident that were caused by someone else’s negligence, a Vero Beach truck accident lawyer at Kogan and DiSalvo could help you seek compensation for your losses. Skilled injury lawyers could review documentation from the accident to build your case against the defendant and help you hold them accountable.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR), sometimes known as Title 49, clearly states the responsibilities and expectations of all truck drivers. Many times, when a trucking accident occurs, the driver acted negligently and did not adhere to the regulations set forth by the federal government.
Although truck drivers must meet a high standard of driving, they make mistakes like other drivers. They may drive while sleep deprived, while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, while on the phone, eating, or in another manner that causes them to drive recklessly. A pro-active Vero Beach truck accident lawyer could examine the factors of the collision and potentially help determine which driver error may have led to the crash.
Maintenance is a constant requirement for trucks, considering the number of miles big rig trucks drive every day. Drivers, trucking companies, and maintenance crews are responsible for routinely maintaining their trucks. Even something as simple as a cracked windshield could impair visibility and lead to a serious accident. Drivers are required by FMCSR to conduct safety checks and submit vehicle maintenance reports at the beginning of each shift.
Drivers must be trained to drive in bad weather conditions. With heavier loads that require more distance to stop, bad roads and inexperienced truck drivers have a higher chance of causing an accident. In fact, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHA), weather-related truck collisions can be blamed for 1,259,000 accidents with 6,000 fatalities and 445,000 injuries each year.
The legal system in Florida is designed so that individuals injured in truck accidents can seek to recover a monetary award for their economic and noneconomic damages. In many cases, smaller vehicles such as cars or pedestrians receive the brunt of the impact and may suffer devastating injuries. Experienced truck accident lawyers in Vero Beach may be able to help the plaintiff obtain compensation for one or more of the following:
A Vero Beach truck accident lawyer from Kogan & DiSalvo could help you recover damages from your truck accident. Our attorneys are well-versed in federal and Florida laws regarding truck driving and personal injuries.
Our attorneys in Vero Beach are also familiar with the tactics truck drivers and their insurance companies employ in an attempt to not compensate the plaintiff fairly. Kogan & DiSalvo lawyers use certain strategies to argue for fair compensation for your injuries, both inside the courtroom and out. If you were recently involved in a truck accident and need legal help, contact our office for a free consultation today.
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