Florida Truck Accident Attorney
Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach Offices serving all of Florida
Truck accidents in Florida are becoming a serious concern. With trucking companies finding a shortage of qualified drivers, they are resulting to inexperienced drivers that put the rest of those on the road at risk.
According to the 2010 statistics:
- There were 2,964 accidents with a truck
- Out of those, 82 were fatal
- Out of those 2,964, there were over 1,500 that resulted in injuries
Florida is one of the deadliest states for trucking accidents in the nation according to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System. Only Texas and California had more fatalities in 2008 than Florida, which means even with heavy regulations, accidents are still occurring.
NHTSA reported that 276,000 large trucks were involved in accidents in 2010 and there were over 80,000 people injured in those accidents.
Truck Accidents are Different Than Auto Accidents
There are state and federal laws that truck operators must adhere to—and these laws do not apply to passenger vehicles. In the state of Florida, a lawyer must have intimate knowledge of these laws, including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s rules and regulations. These regulations are followed by the driver, the employer as well as the owner of the commercial vehicle.
In Florida, most truck accidents occur because someone violates these regulations.
What Types of Florida Truck Accident Cases Can We Handle?
At Leifer Law Firm, we are experienced in multiple areas of truck accidents. We can handle both interstate and intrastate cases that involve:
- Cement trucks
- Construction vehicles
- Delivery vehicles
- Dump trucks
- Garbage or waste trucks
- Moving vans
- Rental trucks
- Work vehicles
- 18-wheeler trucks
- Flatbed trucks
- Double and three-trailer semi-trucks
We will work hard to prove who was at fault for the accident and our in-house investigative team can work to prove negligence.
Due to the damage that is caused in most truck accidents, the cost to recover from these types of accidents is in the thousands—and much more than anyone could handle on their own.
Why Hire an Attorney for Your Florida Truck Accident?
Leifer Law Firm represents the victims and their loved ones who have been involved in truck accidents. If your vehicle was hit or you were involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, call us right away. We can discuss your case with you for free and talk about your options. We can discuss how you may be entitled to compensation from the driver, their employer or even the owner of the commercial vehicle.
If a loved one has passed away because of a truck accident, contact us right away. We represent clients in their wrongful death lawsuits against negligent truck drivers and we can help you too.
Truck accidents almost always happen because of negligence. Leifer Law Firm can help those who were the victim of these negligent acts recovery financially.
Failure to Follow the Law: How Trucking Industries are Causing More Deadly Accidents
The trucking industry has strict regulations, and even has limits as to how much a truck can carry and for how long. But, the demands on this industry are severe. Trucking companies have limited drivers, tight deadlines, and a lot of cargo to move with limited budgets. Because of the demands of the industry, these companies and their drivers choose to ignore regulations, and because they ignore those regulations, they cause deadly accidents.
Before You File Your Claim, Read the FAQs
You are likely to have a lot of questions regarding your truck accident case. To help answer some of those questions, familiarize yourself with these common FAQs:
- What is the statute of limitations on truck accident cases? In Florida, you have four years from the time of the accident to file your claim.
- How quickly should I contact the Florida truck accident attorney? You should contact one as soon as possible, if not immediately after the accident to get started on your claim. The sooner you contact, the easier it may be to obtain a settlement.
- Can I file a lawsuit if I was partially at fault? Yes. In the state of Florida, you are allowed to collect damages on the portion of the accident that was not your fault. So if the courts decide that you were 40 percent liable, then you will collect the 60 percent from the other party.
Contact Our Florida Truck Accident Attorney at Leifer Law Firm
If you have been injured in a truck accident, contact the attorneys at Leifer Law Firm today for a free consultation. We can help you with your accident case and we aggressively represent our client’s right to collect compensation for their losses.