Trucks are vital for transporting goods across the country. However, drivers of these massive vehicles are responsible for more than just their cargo. The size and weight of commercial tractor-trailers mean crashes with regular cars can lead to significant property damage and severe injuries. Despite Federal and Florida laws that hold truckers and their companies to high safety standards, preventable accidents continue to happen on our Florida roads. Should you get involved in a crash with a truck feel free to reach out to Aronberg & Aronberg, a Delray Beach Personal Injury Law Firm.

After a collision with a commercial vehicle, it may seem overwhelming to take legal action against a trucker and their parent company. A Delray Beach truck accident lawyer can advocate on your behalf and guide you through this sometimes daunting process. The Personal Injury team at Aronberg & Aronberg will get to know you and your needs to help you with your case and obtain compensation for your injuries and damage.

Common Types of Commercial Truck Collisions

Some truck accidents involve a motorist driving the vehicle off the road, resulting in minimal harm or property damage. In other cases, a truck wreck can involve multiple cars and cause catastrophic harm to their occupants and nearby pedestrians. Our Delray Beach truck accident attorneys have the knowledge and experience to manage a wide range of cases. Some common types of truck wreck cases we can handle include:

Tire Blowout Truck Collisions

A tire blowout can cause a truck to veer suddenly in one direction, potentially causing the vehicle to roll over or collide with other cars. Trucking companies must complete regular maintenance and failing to do so could make the company liable for a tire blowout accident.

Rollover Truck Crashes

Rollover truck crashes can be catastrophic to the cars involved. Large commercial vehicles like tractor-trailers have a higher center of gravity than other cars, which makes these vehicles more challenging to control. Operators must use extreme caution when turning or making sudden moves. When a trucker’s reckless actions do cause a truck to roll over, the driver and their company could be accountable for compensating the resulting damage.

Jackknife Accidents

Jackknife accidents often happen when a trucker attempts to make an improper turn or maneuver, and the trailer swings around and towards the truck’s cab. These wrecks can cause widespread damage on roads or highways. If a trucker fails to act to prevent their vehicle from jackknifing, injured parties have the right to seek compensation for these losses.

A Seasoned Attorney Could Investigate the Cause of a Truck Wreck

By pursuing an injury claim, you can seek payments from whoever was responsible for your injuries. However, in a truck accident claim, determining liability can be complex. Depending on the circumstances, the truck driver, trucking company, manufacturer, or company that loads the cargo could all be defendants in a case to recover losses.

Some of the most common ways negligence can lead to a tractor-trailer wreck include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Aggressive driving or speeding
  • Driving without getting enough rest
  • Driver inexperience or inadequate training
  • Improper cargo loading
  • Mechanical defects
  • Failure to follow traffic rules and regulations

Our Delray Beach Personal Injury attorneys are not afraid to take on all liable parties when we know it is the best way to get a potential truck accident client the compensation they deserve. By gathering available evidence and understanding your losses, our attorneys can build a compelling case.

The Statute of Limitations for Truck Accident Cases

The statute of limitations sets a deadline for filing a claim to recover damages caused by negligence. In most cases, the clock starts the day a crash occurs. If the date of your crash was prior to March 2024, you have 4 years to file a lawsuit. However, in March 2024, the Florida legislature changed this law to the detriment of injured people, and you now only have 2 years to file a lawsuit if your crash occurred after the new law went in effect. A Delray Beach lawyer could explain this law change and how it might affect your truck accident claim.

Meet With a Skilled Delray Beach Truck Accident Attorney Today

When a reckless trucker or a careless company causes you or someone you love to be injured, you have every right to seek accountability. Our Florida laws could entitle you to collect compensation to cover past and future medical costs and lost wages along with past and future pain and suffering.

The attorneys at Aronberg & Aronberg are here and available to help with your case. Our firm takes on fewer cases to ensure every client gets the resources and attention they deserve. Call now to schedule a free consultation.

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