Trucking accident cases are often complex, as they typically require an in-depth investigation and extensive knowledge of vehicle codes and regulations. If you or a loved one has been injured in Florida during a trucking accident, it is important to have a lawyer who specializes in trucking accidents handle your case to help you obtain fair compensation.
Large trucks are more likely to be involved in an accident than a smaller vehicle simply because they are more difficult to control. Even though negligence may be the cause of a trucking accident, there are other possibilities that must also be considered, including insufficient driver training, mechanical failures, and poor weather conditions. Trucks typically have poor visibility and braking systems that can fail without warning, even under the best of conditions. Therefore, even with an experienced driver behind the wheel, a trucking accident may occur.
It is important to determine the actual cause of the trucking accident, however, since negligence may have played a major role. Truck drivers, being alone on the road for hours at a time, may begin to fall asleep at the wheel or be functioning under the influence of alcohol or drugs. For this reason, it is important to evaluate all possible evidence, including medical evidence and witness reports, to develop a strong case explaining how and why the accident occurred and determine liability.
For more information on trucking accidents or for a case review, contact our office in Orlando, Florida to speak with an experienced trucking accident lawyer.