A Fort Lauderdale Truck Accident Lawyer with the Resources to Seek Justice
Board-certified trial lawyer who can handle complex legal cases
Many truck accidents result from specialized issues such as the risk associated with carrying large cargos. However, many accident issues pertain to negligent behavior by drivers of smaller vehicles. Each truck accident attorney at Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. knows how to assess who is at fault in a truck accident while protecting the rights of victims who suffer injuries.
Determining who is liable for a trucking accident
It is common to assume truck driver negligence causes the majority of trucking accidents, but any number of other parties can share varying degrees of liability:
- Passenger vehicle drivers can cut in front of trucks and slow down or stop too suddenly for the truck to respond behind them.
- Workers responsible for preparing trucks for their runs can load cargo unevenly, causing an imbalance that results in a jack knife on the road.
- Substandard equipment repairs performed by mechanics working for a trucking company or an outside repair shop can cause brake failure or premature tire blowouts while a truck is on the road.
Clearly, many factors — and parties — can contribute to the causes of a single truck accident. A thorough investigation is often the only way to identify exactly what happened and who caused the collision. Each personal injury attorney at Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. has access to investigative professionals who look into everything from the damaged vehicles to the details of loading the truck to identifying all parties who have liability for your injuries.
Common types of truck accidents
Vehicles that carry cargo have more types of accidents than is commonly seen with auto accidents. The following are some examples:
- Semi-trucks: Also known as 18-wheelers or semi tractor-trailers, the size and weight of these commercial trucks pose the risk of extreme injury and fatalities when they are involved in collisions with smaller vehicles. They can pull one or more trailers, increasing the likelihood of jackknife accidents or other problems when merging or exiting a highway.
- Box trucks: Often confused with cargo vans, box trucks have cargo areas typically separate from the cab that sit on the frame. Smaller than semi-trucks, they can be difficult to maneuver — particularly by inexperienced drivers who can rent them without special licenses and without knowing how to safely load them. Sudden turns can cause them to tip over, and reduced visibility of the surrounding traffic can lead to any number of risks.
- Pickup trucks: These vehicles are typically no larger than passenger vehicles. They have open cargo areas where unsecured objects can easily fall to the road, resulting in injuries to others.
Contact our Fort Lauderdale truck accident attorneys to learn how we can help anyone after a truck accident
Truck accidents can cause serious injuries, particularly to passengers in smaller vehicles. A free initial consultation with the board-certified trial lawyer at Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. can be an important first step toward getting to the facts of the case. We take calls 24/7, offer flexible hours for a free consultation, and we can meet with you in our convenient downtown office, at home or in the hospital. We take cases on a contingency-fee basis, so you pay no attorney fees until we win or settle your case. Contact us online, or call us at (954) 463-0585 today.