Knowing the causes of truck accidents can allow an injured person to make a valid claim against the responsible parties and aid in determining whether any federal regulations have been violated. At Dunlap Ravis & Miller in Jacksonville, FL, we have been helping victims of truck accidents demand full and fair compensation since 2002. At your free initial consultation, we will familiarize ourselves with your case and explain what to expect if and when you file a lawsuit.
Determining who is at fault, or who is liable, is a key factor in any personal injury case. With a trucking case, it is critical to establish liability so the proper party can be sued. This may include taking action against the driver, the company, a manufacturer, or a combination of these parties.
Our job is to examine the accident, look at all of the factors, make a case for what caused the crash, and identify the responsible party. Once those decisions are made, we can demand a full and fair compensation for every injury you have suffered.
Because the size and weight of a commercial truck or semi-truck is much greater than a passenger car or truck, the injuries that result from accidents are usually catastrophic. In order to understand the magnitude of these accidents, it is important to look at what factors contribute to a trucking accident. Many trucking accidents are caused by:
Driver fatigue, distracted driving, speeding, and driving under the influence are also major causes of trucking accidents. A driver who engages in these reckless behaviors can be found liable for injuries, as well.
We are members of the Florida Bar Justice Association, Jacksonville Justice Association, the Florida Bar, and the West Virginia State Bar. If you have been in an accident with a large truck, let us help you decide your next step. You can reach us online or by phone at (904) 358-2020.