OAKLAND PARK TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
The City of Oakland Park in Broward County has a population of over 42,000 residents – within an area of approximately 8 square miles – including those in the communities of North Andrews Gardens and Twin Lakes South. With the significant economic development occurring in the neighboring city of Wilton Manors comes additional traffic and transportation of cargo, which could increase the number of Truck Accidents and car accidents that occur in the region.
Big rig Truck Accidents are among the most dangerous of motor vehicle collisions because fully loaded semis and other commercial vehicles can be up to thirty times heavier than regular passenger vehicles. Truck Accidents may cause devastating injuries, leading to permanent disability or even death.
TRUCK DRIVER NEGLIGENCE AND TRUCK ACCIDENTS
A recent study by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found that drivers of large trucks are nearly 10 times more likely to be the cause of serious accidents than any other contributing factor, including bad weather, poor road conditions, and vehicle malfunction. Negligence on the part of either the truck driver or the trucking company (failing to perform background checks or adequately train drivers, for example) was found to be the cause of the vast majority of serious truck accidents.
According to Florida law, when someone is injured or killed as a result of a commercial driver’s negligence – or that of a trucking company – the injured party or the family of the deceased has a legal right to seek damages from those responsible. If you or a loved one was involved in a serious truck accident due to a driver being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driver fatigue, inadequate surveillance, inadequate training, speeding, or any other negligent behavior, you may have the right to recover compensation for injuries, property damage, missed work, medical bills, and/or disability. In the case of a fatality, surviving family members may receive compensation for funeral costs and loss of future earnings and companionship.
SPEAK TO AN OAKLAND PARK TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
In the event of a big rig truck accident, it is essential that you have someone knowledgeable in Florida traffic laws and federal trucking regulations on your side to represent your interests and protect your rights. An experienced truck accident attorney can guide you through the legal process and make sure you get the compensation to which you are entitled. Due to the complexities of these kinds of cases, you need someone who can represent you in every phase of the settlement process or court case, so that you can focus on your own healing and your family’s recovery from the effects of the accident.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a collision involving a truck, contact the Fort Lauderdale accident attorneys of Madalon Law today for a free consultation. We will go over your case and explain the steps needed in order to ensure you receive the financial compensation you deserve.