FORT LAUDERDALE TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
Fort Lauderdale lies just north of Miami, on Florida’s Atlantic coast. The city boasts a population of over 165,000 full-time residents, but traffic here is far busier than in many large cities with similar populations because it is also an extremely popular national and international tourist destination. With so much activity along its busy roadways, Fort Lauderdale has a higher incidence of truck accidents than many areas of south Florida.
Cargo and transport companies pack the highways nationwide with “big rigs” – huge 18-wheeler tractor-trailers carrying a wide range of cargos, some of which may be hazardous. Smaller commercial vehicles add to the Fort Lauderdale trucking traffic also: Statewide and national companies like United, Schneider, Penske, Allied, FedEx, UPS, and many others. The drivers of these trucks may be fatigued, impatiently trying to meet delivery schedules, poorly trained, impaired, or simply negligent, increasing the chances of a serious truck accident.
All vehicle accidents have the potential to be serious, but truck accidents can have especially devastating results due to the size and weight of big rigs carrying heavy cargo loads. A semi tractor-trailer with a full load can be as much as 80 times the weight of a regular 4-door passenger vehicle, making them more difficult to control or stop quickly. When this weight comes to bear on smaller vehicles in a collision, the consequences can be serious or even fatal.
WHAT A TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEY CAN DO FOR YOU
Trucking companies are aware of the potential for serious accidents involving their drivers, and often have their own teams of attorneys and investigators. When an accident occurs, these investigators look for any evidence, witnesses, and driver statements (even from victims of the crash) that can be used to protect the interests of the trucking company at all costs. While you are in the hospital or dealing with the injuries or death of a loved one from a devastating truck accident, a case can be brought together by these legal and investigative teams that may prevent you from getting the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.
A lawyer with experience in litigating truck accidents has the resources and expertise needed to perform a similar investigation and accident reconstruction to counteract the efforts of the trucking and insurance companies’ attorneys. Most victims of truck accidents simply do not know what questions to ask, which documents and evidence to gather, or what laws may have been broken by the trucking company or driver leading up to the crash.
As time passes, the trucking company may lose things like driving logs, driver schedules, maintenance reports and other pieces of information that could be beneficial towards your case.
CONTACT A FORT LAUDERDALE TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
If you have suffered injuries, property damage, or financial losses from the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company in the area, contact the Fort Lauderdale truck accident attorneys of Madalon Law today for a free consultation. One of our Broward accident attorneys will gladly discuss the details of your case with you so that you can take the next legal steps needed to obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We are located in Broward County and fight for the rights of the injured throughout the State of Florida.