An attorney might help truck accident victims
Day in and day out, the road is filled with semi trucks and other large commercial vehicles transporting goods from place to place and keeping the wheels of commerce spinning.There is no doubt that the activities these vehicles are engaged in are important to each and every one of us. They bring us our food, haul away our waste and serve thousands of other important functions.
Despite their undoubtedly positive contribution to our society, commercial vehicles come with a very significant downside: They are very large and very powerful. When commercial vehicle accidents occur, they are often tragic and devastating. Accidents involving these large vehicles frequently result in severe injuries, hospital expenses, lost wages, permanent disability and even death.
Because the risks involved in operating these vehicles is so high, they are highly regulated by both Florida and federal agencies. For example, commercial vehicle operators must keep thorough maintenance records, maintain strict limits on the road time of their drivers, and keep their loads within weight restrictions.
In a perfect world, such restrictions would always be followed, but in the real world, there are pressing deadlines and other circumstances that often lead companies to cut corners. Missing scheduled maintenance, overloading their trucks and overworking their drivers are some of the ways a truck owner may use to save time. Such oversights are usually a contributing factor in truck accidents.
These factors are, however, generally not readily apparent. Careful investigation is often necessary to determine what factors contributed to such an accident. This investigation often involves complicated issues such as accident reconstruction and professional analysis of accident reports.
It is also necessary to obtain maintenance and driver logs from the trucking company which may be difficult because the company may have a lot to lose in such a scenario.
Obtaining the assistance of an attorney who is experienced in all phases of truck accident investigation may be helpful if you have been injured in a truck accident. Take the time to review our firm's website for further information on how our team of experts may be of assistance to you.