Our Boca Raton Truck Accident Lawyers Fight For Those Injured in Commercial Trucking Collisions
America’s trucking industry is a vital component of our transportation infrastructure, delivering food, energy, manufactured goods and more, to keep our country running smoothly. Both the State of Florida and the Federal government heavily regulate the commercial trucking industry for purposes of road safety for the general public as well as for the truck drivers themselves.
Among the numerous regulations are truck size & weight restrictions, service hour limits on truck drivers, specific commercial truck driver licensing qualifications and random driver testing for use of alcohol and controlled substances. Despite these regulatory efforts, between 2017 and 2018 alone, the number of large trucks involved in injury crashes nationwide increased by 5%, from 107,000 to 112,000, while truck accidents involving fatalities increased from 4,804 to 4,862, per the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Tragically, truck accidents often result in multi-vehicle collisions, numerous catastrophic injuries and multiple fatalities, given the size, weight and force differences between 18-wheelers and other motor vehicles such as cars and motorcycles.
Among the common reasons for truck accidents:
- Poor truck driver performance or decision making, such as unsafe lane changing, speeding, following other vehicles too closely or failure to correctly assess road conditions.
- Mechanical issues with the truck, such as sudden tire, brake or engine failure.
- Driver fatigue, intoxication or a distracted driving issue, such as cell phone use while driving.
- Overloading of cargo, which can negatively affect the driver’s ability to safely maneuver the truck for turns, lane changes and stops.
The Boca Raton truck accident attorneys at Boca Injury Law understand how particularly devastating these types of accidents can be to their victims and their families. We will investigate all factors and gather evidence relevant to your accident, including driver log records, police reports, witness testimony and truck maintenance records.
We will work tirelessly to evaluate your accident’s possible causes on the part of the truck driver, the trucking company or even the truck’s maintenance provider, to determine liability and pursue the maximum compensation our injured clients deserve.
If you or a loved one has been injured or lost their life resulting from an accident with a truck or other commercial vehicle, please call us at 561-609-3160 to set up a free phone or video consultation or fill out our online contact form. We have offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart, FL to serve our clients as conveniently as possible.
The Boca Raton Personal Injury & Accident Attorneys at Boca Injury Law welcome clients in Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Pompano Beach, Boynton Beach, Wellington, Lake Worth Beach, Highland Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Lighthouse Point and throughout Palm Beach County, Broward County, Martin County & South Florida.