Commercial trucks are now essential to many different arenas of our way of life. They assist us when we are moving from one place to another; they carry fresh meat and produce from ranches and farms to the marketplace; and they make overland transport of goods more affordable for manufacturers and therefore keep prices down for consumers. Yet for all the good that they accomplish, a negligently built or operated 18-wheeler has the capacity to cause substantial harm to anyone unfortunate enough to come in its path. While every motor vehicle accident can inflict serious injury, truck accidents are inherently more dangerous because of the increased size and weight, as well as the complications introduced by cargo.
If you have been hurt in an automobile wreck involving a commercial truck, we can help you to explore the possible merits of legal action and to determine whether the driver, trucking company, truck manufacturer or another third party may be liable. Contact the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, truck accident lawyers of Salpeter Gitkin LLP today at 800-675-4128.
Because of the involvement of a commercial trucking company and the trucking company's clients in addition to the truck driver, it can be quite complicated to parse and resolve the issues of financial responsibility in the event of a crash. Our skilled and experienced attorneys can assist you in any injury case, including those involving:
- Improper load checking/overloading
- Loads falling
- Large and unsecured equipment
- Improper/defective tie downs
- Truck driver fatigue
- Alcohol/drug use
- Driver health
- Hazardous material usage
- Improper hiring/training/supervision
- Truck jackknifing
- Tight-curve speeding
- Truck steering onto a soft shoulder
- Abrupt swerving/aggressive driving
- Poor tire care/brake maintenance
The medical bills, car repairs, lost wages and other financial effects of a tractor-trailer crash can be devastating, but you may not have to bear those burdens alone. Contact the Fort Lauderdale truck accident lawyers of Salpeter Gitkin LLP at 800-675-4128 for more information on what we may be able to do for you.