Miami Truck Accident Lawyers
In Miami, trucks and passenger cars must share the road everyday. Trucks are very different than cars in size, structure, and operation. Unfortunately, when trucks and cars share the road, sometimes accidents happen. When they do, they fundamental differences between trucks and other vehicles on the roadway can lead to disaster.
Our Miami truck accident lawyers - Auto Accident attorney Miami have extensive experience handling the unique issues that arise in truck accident cases, and we understand why truck collisions are different. If you have been involved in a truck accident and you have suffered injury as a result, contact the Miami truck accident lawyers at the Law Office of Leonard J. Valdes today to learn more about how we can help.
How Truck Accidents and Car Accidents Differ
Some of the inherent characteristics of trucks make accidents more likely and increase the chance of serious injuries in a crash.
Causes of Truck Accidents:
Because of the increased risks associated with large trucks, these vehicles must be driven by qualified and experienced drivers with special commercial driver's licenses. Unfortunately, a nationwide shortage of truck drivers has prompted many trucking companies to hire drivers with insufficient experience to handle big rigs. Further, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) indicates the driver-related factors are the cause of 31 percent of fatal truck crashes. These factors include:
When a truck driver causes a crash, the driver can be liable for any injuries that result. The company that employs the truck driver may also be held legally responsible in many cases. The employer can be held responsible under legal principles called "agency rules," which hold the employer responsible for the actions of an employee. The employer can also be held responsible for negligent hiring, supervision or maintenance.
When you have been involved in a truck accident, you need a Miami truck accident lawyer help you to understand who to make a claim against and to work with you to build your case. The dedicated Miami auto accident lawyers at the Law Office of Leonard J. Valdes are here to help.