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Because semi-trucks and tractor-trailers are capable of causing significant property damage and injuries, commercial trucking companies and their drivers must follow very strict federal guidelines when it comes to the operation and maintenance of their vehicles. Unfortunately, many companies and their drivers cut corners, which can result in innocent victims suffering severe injuries or losing their life in preventable trucking accidents.

Fortunately, accident victims can hold the person or company responsible for their accident accountable for the harm they have caused with the help of a skilled truck accident lawyer in Fort Lauderdale. When you enlist the help of Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A., our firm can take on your case as if you are a part of our family. We have been serving the local community for 40+ years and our experienced legal counsel can be a vital asset to your case.

If you are the victim of a truck accident in Fort Lauderdale, contact the legal team at Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. for a free consultation: (888) 499-6206.

What Are the Common Causes of Truck Accidents?

Truck drivers commonly cause accidents in the same ways that drivers cause car accidents, such as speeding, denying the right of way, and driving while distracted, but truck accidents can also be uniquely dangerous.

For example, a trucker who hits the brakes too hard may cause a jackknife accident, since the truck trailer may pivot on the hitch and swing forward, trapping smaller vehicles between it and the truck cab and presenting a barrier across the roadway. Similarly, 18-wheelers are especially prone to rollover, such as when the driver rounds a corner or makes a turn at too great a speed or stays on the road when there are strong crosswinds buffeting the trailer.

We can assist with all types of truck accidents, including:

Large commercial trucks are present on nearly every highway in Florida, and driving among them can quickly turn into a dangerous situation. Because of their enormous size, semi-truck drivers may have a hard time maneuvering their vehicles in emergencies. It can also be difficult for the drivers to see other smaller cars on the road.

Florida Truck Accident Statistics

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were 10,973,214 large trucks registered in the United States in 2009, and 56,000 of them were involved in collisions. A total of 74,000 people were injured in truck crashes, in addition to 3,619 who lost their lives.

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reports that this state saw 6,293 semi-truck accidents in 2010, a figure which includes 1,945 injury crashes and 140 fatalities. According to the FMCSA's Large Truck Crash Causation Study, 87 percent of all truck accidents are caused by errors on the part of a driver, in addition to 10 percent which are the result of problems with the vehicle.

How to Win Your Truck Accident Claim

Proving your truck accident claim depends on being able to demonstrate that the truck driver is responsible for causing your accident, and this can be accomplished in many ways. The trucker may have been cited for committing a traffic violation, or perhaps witness accounts may serve to establish that the trucker was at fault.

An investigation of the records may demonstrate that the trucker was driving while fatigued, in violation of the FMCSA's hours of service regulations, or that the truck did not receive the required equipment inspections and maintenance. The key to success is to hire a Fort Lauderdale truck accident attorney as soon as possible.

If you or a loved one was injured due to a commercial truck driver's negligence, you do not have to navigate the confusing legalities alone. Our firm will take the time to understand your case and fight for the justice you deserve. Contact Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. today at (888) 499-6206 to arrange your free consultation.

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