Truck Accidents

Delray Beach Truck Accident Attorney

Seeking Justice Following a Truck Accident

Have you or a loved one recently been involved in a vehicular accident with a large commercial truck? Crashes with semi-trucks tend to be much more serious than normal automobile accidents.

This is because trucks are so much larger and unable to brake as quickly as smaller cars, and the resulting crashes can cause excruciating injuries and damage, or even fatalities.

Contact us now at (561) 677-8566 to have a free consultation with our dedicated lawyer after you have been involved in a truck accident.

Clearly, being involved in a truck crash is a serious matter. However, because dealing with insurance companies becomes very complicated in these cases, it is crucial to talk to our Delray Beach truck accident lawyer as soon as possible.

You do not have to struggle with paying for expensive medical bills, therapy for injuries, income loss, and emotional trauma on your own. At Samuel M. Yaffa P.A., we are determined to fight for your cause.

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Trucking Accidents in Florida?

The statute of limitations for truck accidents in Florida is four years from the date of the accident. The statute of limitations is the deadline for when you can legally file a lawsuit.

These deadlines are rarely extended so it is important to act fast. To determine if you should file a lawsuit and when you should do it, speak with an experienced Delray Beach car accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Statistics of Semi-truck Collisions in the United States

In 2015 alone, there were 480,000 accidents within the United States that involved large commercial trucks. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 3,838 of these accidents led to fatalities, while 97,000 of these incidents caused severe injuries to the occupants of the vehicles.

All these statistics demonstrate just how serious commercial truck crashes are, leading to extensive devastation to all the occupants involved.

The Consequences of Being Involved in a Truck Accident in Florida

When you have been involved in a collision with a semi-truck, you know that there will be long-lasting damages.

While you are thankful to have escaped with your life, there will certainly be overwhelming losses left by the accident, both physical and mental, along with emotional trauma. You should not have to deal with these severe consequences on your own but should receive just compensation for your acute suffering.

Some of the claims we have helped our clients make against negligent truck drivers or trucking companies include seeking recompense for:

  • Long-term or permanent disfigurement, injury, or disability
  • Wrongful death
  • Medical bills and costs
  • Estimated medical expenses in the long term
  • Lost income and wages from having to take off work
  • Loss of earnings in the future due to disability or injury
  • Physical, mental, and emotional pain and suffering

Who is Liable in a Truck Accident?

Truck accidents can result in devastating consequences due to the size and weight of these vehicles. When a truck accident occurs, it's crucial to determine who might be at fault in order to properly assign responsibility and potentially seek compensation for damages. Identifying the responsible parties can be a complex task, as multiple factors and individuals may contribute to the accident. Here, we'll explore some of the potential parties who could be liable in a truck accident.

  • Truck Driver: The primary party at fault in many truck accidents is the truck driver. Negligent actions such as speeding, driving under the influence, distracted driving, or violating traffic laws can lead to accidents. Fatigue is also a common issue among truck drivers due to long hours on the road, and it can impair their ability to react quickly to unexpected situations.
  • Trucking Company: Trucking companies can be held liable for accidents if they were negligent in their hiring, training, or supervision of drivers. If a company pressures its drivers to meet tight deadlines, it can lead to dangerous behaviors on the road. Additionally, inadequate vehicle maintenance, inspections, or overloaded trucks can contribute to accidents for which the company may be responsible.
  • Truck Manufacturer: In some cases, accidents are the result of defective truck parts or manufacturing issues. Faulty brakes, tires, or other components can lead to accidents that are beyond the driver's control. If a manufacturing defect is found to be the cause, the truck manufacturer may be held accountable.
  • Cargo Loaders: Overloaded or improperly loaded cargo can destabilize a truck and make it more difficult to control, leading to accidents. Cargo loaders or shippers may be at fault if they failed to secure the load correctly or exceeded weight limits.
  • Maintenance and Repair Contractors: If a third-party maintenance or repair contractor was responsible for servicing the truck and failed to identify or fix safety issues, they could share liability in the event of an accident.
  • Other Drivers: Sometimes, the actions of other drivers on the road can trigger a truck accident. Aggressive driving, sudden lane changes, or erratic behavior by other motorists can force a truck driver into a situation where an accident becomes unavoidable.

How Samuel M. Yaffa P.A. Can Help

One key point to remember is that following an accident, insurance companies are never seeking to be on your side. Their goal is to underplay the level of the damage that you received, so that they could offer minimal or no financial support at all.

Therefore, you must never apologize or admit fault, but immediately seek knowledgeable legal representation. Because claiming for your losses is a complex process, you can find the powerful counsel you need with our compassionate Delray Beach truck accident attorney.

Call us today at (561) 677-8566 or contact us online so the truck accident attorney at Samuel M. Yaffa P.A. can fight to get you the recompense you rightfully deserve.

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