Hollywood Truck Accident Attorney Serving Aventura, Weston, Davie, Sunny Isles Beach & North Miami Beach

Large trucks and their drivers are an important component of the American economy, responsible for delivering the goods and products that we use every day. Despite their importance, however, large trucks are also dangerous, contribute to traffic, and can result in devastating injuries when involved in crashes. Unlike traffic accidents involving standard passenger cars, injuries in a truck accident are often much more severe based on the sheer size of the vehicle(s) involved, and liability can be much more complex. If you are harmed in a Florida truck accident, you need an experienced Hollywood truck accident attorney on your side.

Causes of Truck Accidents 

Like most vehicular accidents, the majority of truck accidents are the result of human error. Some of the most common causes of truck accident include:

  • Speeding;
  • Distracted driving;
  • Intoxicated driving;
  • Fatigued driving;
  • Aggressive driving;
  • Cargo shifts (caused by loading or cargo securement errors); and
  • Defective automobile products (defective brakes, tires).

These errors may be the fault of the truck driver, the driver of the passenger vehicle who is involved in the crash, a third party driver, a manufacturer of a defective auto part, or another third party.

Truck Accident Liability

Understanding who is liable for a truck accident is often a complex process that requires a thorough investigation. Further, even when fault is clear – for example, if the truck driver was operating their vehicle while intoxicated – liability may not be. This is because most drivers of large trucks are employees, and therefore are protected by the theory of vicarious liability, which holds that employers are liable for the actions of their employees.

In other cases, liability is even more elusive because fault is unclear. For example, if a truck accident is caused by shifting cargo, why did the cargo shift? Was it loaded improperly? Negligently secured? Inherently dangerous? Or did it shift because the truck driver took a turn too quickly? All of these questions must be answered to determine who is responsible for paying for a victim’s injuries and losses.

How an Attorney Can Help

A truck accident can result in injuries that forever change a person’s life, and may even be fatal. If you are the victim of an accident that has left you with serious losses, an attorney can assist you in recovering the financial compensation you deserve to pay for your economic and noneconomic damages. To do this, your attorney will conduct a thorough investigation that involves hiring accident reconstruction experts, will help you to gather and organize your medical documents, will speak to eyewitnesses, will assure your claim is filed in an accurate and timely manner, and will negotiate for a fair settlement amount on your behalf.

Reach Out to Our Experienced Hollywood Truck Accident Attorneys Today

At the Law Offices of Alex T. Barak, P.A. our experienced Hollywood truck accident attorney will advocate for you every step of the way. To learn more about our services and how we can assist you after a crash, contact us now at 954-961-6200.

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