Trucking Accident Q&A
Perazzo Law Firm Shares Best Insight for Understanding Trucking Accidents in
Miami-Dade and Broward Counties
Trucking Accident Q&A by Perazzo Law
Accidents involving Trucks occur throughout the State of Florida and along Miami-Dade and Broward County Roads.
When they do, the results can be devastating to those involved through the extent of the injuries and damages incurred.
Most often, Truck Accident Victims are not sure of how to proceed. Perazzo Law shares best practices and answers some of the questions asked by victims of Trucking accidents in Miami-Dade and Broward.
PERAZZO LAW ANSWERS COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT TRUCKING ACCIDENTS
Trucking accidents that take place on city streets, rural back roads, expressways and interstate highways usually require some sort of road service assistance due to the size and weight of trucks, especially big rigs. Perazzo Law reminds truck accident victims that trucking companies carry insurance policies aimed at making sure that those on the receiving end of a collision, which may include injury and surely vehicle damage, are covered.
How long can a truck driver operate a truck without stopping for a break?
-Eight hours. Truck drivers are obliged to take at least a half-nap every eight hours. Also, for every eleven hours of driving, a truck driver must rest ten hours.
What are the leading causes of truck-related accidents?
- Abrupt lane changes
- Disregard for braking distances
- Cargo overload
- Negligent cell-phone use while driving
- Poor truck maintenance
- Bad weather conditions
- Driver negligence such as the use of narcotics or alcohol behind the wheel
How does a Personal Injury Attorney determine fault in a truck accident?
-Perazzo Law, as with any experienced truck accident lawyer, will check the truck logbook entries to verify deliveries, inspection records, the driver's records with regards to traffic violations and accident history, as well as records of any DUIs, previous lawsuits, and any medications the driver may take while on the road. Furthermore, your attorney will check all police and medical reports as well as gather eyewitness testimony to support a truck accident claim. Your attorney may ask the authorities for any existing footage from surveillance cameras or police vehicle dashcams. If necessary, a personal injury trucking accident attorney may hire a professional investigator to help acquire burden of proof to enhance the chances of gaining just compensation for injury, damage, loss, or wrongful death.
What kind of investigators or experts might be called in by Perazzo Law to help determine burden of proof?
-In order to determine fault, there must be adequate proof that negligence and fault exist on behalf of the trucking company and/or truck driver. Experts and investigators may be called in on behalf of a personal injury trucking lawyer. Perazzo Law may summons a accident reconstruction expert, as well as a biomechanical expert, a mechanical engineer, a meteorologist, a phycologist, and a road engineer. These experts would help determine cause and fault of the trucking accident.
Is time vital when presenting a trucking accident claim following a trucking accident?
-Yes, time is of the essence. The sooner accident victims file a trucking accident claim with a personal injury lawyer, the greater the chances of being able to file an accident claim for compensation. Trucking companies are quick to bury evidence that may jeopardize their business or their drivers, as well as raise their insurance premiums due to accidents that require hefty sums of compensation.
If you, a friend, or relative has been involved in an accident with a truck in Miami-Dade or Broward, Perazzo Law urges you to contact us ONLINE or CALL (786) LAWS-411 to find out all you need to know regarding trucking accidents in Florida and your rights to filing a trucking accident claim for compensation.
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