FAQ: Truck Accidents
I was involved in a Trucking Accident and the driver of the truck is claiming it’s my fault. What can I do to prove it wasn’t?
Commercial truck drivers clearly spend a great deal of time on the road. Because many truckers have the financial incentive to deliver their loads in a timely manner, they may be willing to sacrifice sleep and nourishment in order to […]
Why is it important to investigate the hiring background of the driver of a truck following a Florida accident with injuries?
When a person is injured due to the negligent operation of a motor vehicle, both the driver and the owner of the motor vehicle is responsible for the damages. In the case of an employer who hires a truck driver […]
Why is it important to hire an accident reconstruction expert to investigate a Florida truck accident?
In a truck accident, as in all motor vehicle accidents, it is imperative to establish liability in order to recover for injuries that have been sustained. Establishing liability means showing evidence that proves that the other person was at fault […]
Are truck drivers supposed to be alcohol tested immediately following a Florida truck accident?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has enacted a vast set of rules which govern the actions of commercial truck drivers throughout the country. These rules are extensive and not only govern the actions of the truck driver, but […]
Should I speak with the truck company’s insurance company following a Florida truck accident?
You should not give a statement to an insurance company following a truck accident without seeking representation from an attorney. Statements given soon after an accident occurs are often crucial in determining fault for the accident and what potential damages […]
Why is it important to immediately investigate a trucking accident?
The sooner you investigate any accident the better. There is no way to get around that conclusion. Frankly, it doesn’t matter if it is a car accident, or a slip and fall, an accident with a truck or any other […]
Why is it important to request cell phone records of the driver of a truck following a Florida truck accident?
This is a very important question to answer. Truck drivers are notorious for driving long distances. With technological advances in the cell phone industry, most often truck drivers are distracted by using their cell phones while driving. Florida law allows […]
Truck driver did not get a ticket. Do I still have a case?
Yes of course you still have a case. The issuing of a ticket is often felt to be conclusive, as it relates to liability in an accident case. However, many times evidence surfaces, after the issuing of a citation that […]
Can I still file a claim for damages following a Florida truck accident if I was working at the time the truck struck my vehicle?
The answer is YES. A lot of times people believe that if they were working at the time of the accident for an employer who has workers compensation insurance, then they cannot recover any additional money. This is not true. […]
Is the owner of the truck, the driver of the truck, or employer responsible to pay for damages following a Florida truck accident?
Every year thousands of serious accidents are caused by the negligence of truck drivers using the roads and highways of Florida. Many of these accidents result in serious injury or death due to the size and weight of these vehicles. […]