The Importance Of Getting A Legal Advocate For Your South Florida Truck Accident Injury
We’ve all seen semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles on highways across the state of Florida. They are large and intimidating. When we approach these massive vehicles on the roadway, it’s no surprise we simply want to pass and drive as far away as possible.
And It’s understandable. These vehicles are huge. They can and do cause serious damage and injury.
If you or a loved one was involved in a serious injury involving an 18-wheeler truck or other commercial motor vehicle, you are likely facing an uphill battle. But there’s hope. Seeking an attorney with knowledge handling South Florida truck accidents is recommended. Here’s why.
Liability Could Extend To Different Parties
In a typical accident involving two passenger cars, liability may just extend to the drivers and their insurance companies. However, when commercial vehicles are involved, there could be multiple parties involved in the lawsuit.
- The driver: A CMV driver has a duty to operate the vehicle in a safe manner, Any driver found driving while intoxicated, distracted or driving beyond the allowable driving limits and causes an accident as a result, could be responsible for your injuries.
- The trucking company: In some situations, the trucking company could be responsible. If the company has failed to perform routine maintenance on the truck, allowed the driver to skirt rules or failed to conduct an adequate background check during the hiring process, the entity could be liable for injuries as a result.
- The truck’s manufacturer: In other situations, liability could lie with the truck’s manufacturer if a defect in an engine part or other truck component is found to be a cause of the accident.
Given how various parties could be involved in getting you compensation, it is vital to seek legal advocacy – but one who knows this area of law and recovered for others in similar circumstances.
Help From Scott Marshall Injury Attorneys
Located in Clearwater, attorneys Scott R. Marshall and Marko Crespo have years of experience litigating matters in court for those injured in all types of car and truck accidents.
They know the law and have the resources needed to truly investigate the accident and all parties involved in order to seek the compensation you and your family need today and in the future years to come.
Unlike many modern-day law firms that often use paralegals and secretaries to handle cases, Scott and Marko are hands-on. They do not use assistants or case managers. Each handle their own cases from beginning to end. When you have a question or issue, you speak to an attorney.
Schedule An Appointment Today. Free Consultations.
We invite you to schedule an appointment with Scott or Marko to talk about your truck accident and your injuries.