Who is Liable in a Truck Accident?

Trucking collisions are a serious issue in the state of Florida, and across the United States.  Big rigs, 18 wheelers or large trucks with trailers cause devastation when they cause collisions.  These collisions can cause severe injuries, and even death to those involved, and the aftermath can be complicated and difficult to navigate for the victims and their families. 

In this post, we will discuss the liability issues surrounding trucking collisions, and what individuals can do to protect themselves, as you do not want to be on the wrong side of a negligent 18 wheeler.

When a trucking collision occurs, it is important to understand that there may be multiple parties who are liable for the collision.  This can include the truck driver, the trucking company, and even the manufacturer of the truck or its components.  Determining liability in a trucking collision can be a complex process, and it is important to have an experienced attorney who can help you understand your right and options.

In Florida, trucking companies are required to have liability insurance that can cover the cost of injuries and damage caused by their trucks.  However, the process of filing a claim and receiving compensation can be difficult, and it’s important to have an experienced attorney who can help you investigate and navigate the process and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

There are also other factors that can contribute to trucking collisions such as driver fatigue, improper training, and mechanical failure. This is why it’s very important to have a full investigation of the collision to identify all liable parties.

To protect yourself from trucking negligence, it is important to stay away, aware of large vehicles on the road and to give them plenty of space.  It’s also advisable to avoid driving next to a truck or in its blindspot, try to pass quickly and safely. In addition, be aware that truck drivers may log long hours and can be fatigued, so be alert for any signs of reckless or aggressive driving. 

If you or a loved one is involved in a trucking accident, it is important to seek medical attention immediately.  It’s also advisable to speak with an attorney as soon as possible as the time to file a claim is limited in the state of Florida.  An attorney can help you understand your rates and options and can guide you through the process of filing a claim and receiving compensation.

In conclusion, trucking collisions can be deadly and have serious consequences, it is important to understand the liability issues surrounding these collisions.  By staying aware of large vehicles on the road, seeking medical attention and consulting with an attorney as soon as possible, you can minimize mistakes and protect yourself, and your loved ones.

If you or a loved one was involved in a trucking collision, please reach out to us immediately, as time is of the essence to gather the evidence and complete an investigation of the causes of the trucking collision.  We have the resources that you need to protect yourself and your loved ones.