Commercial Semi Accidents Are Very Dangerous.
When compared to regular car accidents, accidents involving semi-trucks are much more dangerous. The average commercial truck weighs about 40 tons and can be as long as 75 feet with their trailer. For this reason, accidents involving large commercial semi-trucks typically involve some serious injuries. At PereGonza The Attorneys, our Miami truck accident lawyers have seen the extreme damages from truck accidents every day. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident with a commercial semi-truck they may be entitled to a very large compensation. Due to the dangers posed by semi-trucks on the road the insurance coverage policy limits are very high. Having a seasoned Miami truck accident lawyer in your corner will ensure you receive the compensation you need.
Is the Truck Responsible for the Accident?
Typically, in semi-truck accidents the driver is not the only at-fault party. At PereGonza The Attorneys, our experienced Miami trucking lawyers can say that there are many liable parties in these accidents:
- the driver of the truck
- the owner of the truck or trailer
- the company that leased the truck or trailer from the owner
- the manufacturer of the semi-truck
- the brake manufacturer
- the shipper or loader of the truck’s cargo (only in cases involving improper loading)
If you were a victim of a trucking accident you may be entitled to receive compensation from some of these defendants. The at-fault party could be the owner of the trucking company or the brake manufacturer. For example, if a trucking company knowingly put an overworked driver on the roadways and that caused an accident; a percentage of fault could be dealt to them. In fact, the number 1 leading cause of truck accidents is fatigue by overworked drivers. Regardless, no matter the at-fault party, at PereGonza The Attorneys our Miami truck lawyers fight for our clients’ best interests.
Can A Trucking Company Avoid Liability?
Often, even when the trucking companies know they are responsible they are going to fight it. In most cases, the trucking companies lease out the trucks and trailers used for transportation to prevent any legal obligations of maintenance. If this is the case do not be afraid, you may still be able to receive compensation. If the trucking companies lease out all their resources our Miami truck accident lawyers always find the party responsible for the maintenance of the vehicle and therefore your injuries.
Below fatigue and drug use the next leading cause for semi-truck accidents in improper maintenance. Due to the large road presence and dangers posed by semi-trucks on the road they must have certain maintenance done to the vehicle’s systems: brakes, transmission, steering, etc… Here at PereGonza The Attorneys we find that some cases warrant hiring an investigator to ensure that proper maintenance was done on the vehicle. For example, if the braking system on the semi-truck failed as a result of a lack of maintenance you may have a good case.
If you or a loved one was involved in a semi-truck accident fill-in your information below. At PereGonza The Attorneys, we offer free consultations and case reviews.