Truck accidents caused by faulty equipment typically result in catastrophic and life-changing injuries. At Dunlap Ravis & Miller in Jacksonville, FL, we have been helping victims of accidents recover what they deserve for over 15 years. We offer a free initial consultation, which means you do not have to pay out of pocket just to talk to us about your case. We offer aggressive pursuit of a full and fair compensation, and are here to help you today.
A trucking accident can be devastating, and even more so when the accident could have been avoided. One of the best ways to prevent any accident is through proper maintenance. For the trucking industry, proper maintenance means:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires trucking companies to keep these records. If you have been in an accident with a commercial truck it is wise to make a demand to see these records. If the records reveal maintenance was not done according to schedule, or was done improperly, you can use this evidence when making a claim for damages. The injuries caused by the lack of proper maintenance are recoverable, in the form of reimbursement for the costs and expenses associated with the injuries. There are other state and federal regulations governing the trucking industry, and your attorney will undertake a thorough investigation into all of the records available to determine if a violation caused or contributed to the accident.
If you or a loved one have been in an accident with a large truck, let us help you decide your next step.
Equipment failure on a truck can take many forms, but these are the most common:
If you or a loved one have been in an accident with a large truck, let us help you decide your next step. These cases are complex and require a working knowledge of trucking rules and regulations, as well as an understanding of how to establish liability and demand the right amount of compensation. You can reach us online, or by phone at (904) 358-2020.