Truck drivers often liable in Florida accidents
There is a significant responsibility for truck drivers to be safe on the road as part of their jobs. While they must be covered by insurance if an injury-causing trucking accident occurs, it may still be difficult to receive sufficient compensation because the driver, the truck company, and the insurance company can be expected to deny liability. In that event, you may need to take them to court.
A police investigation will usually determine who is at fault for the accident. You may suffer from a permanent disability, such as a serious head injury, that may lead to medical expenses and lost wages, which simply add to the pain and suffering that you must already cope with.
A distracted truck driver or one that is overworked, drowsy or drunk is particularly dangerous. Other vehicles on the highway may simply be in the wrong place at the wrong time when such drivers succumb to drowsiness or intoxication. In these situations, the law offices of Brent C. Miller can collect evidence at the scene in your case to show that truck driver fatigue or a truck driver driving too many hours was the primary reason for the crash.
We investigate incidents from a jackknife, to a head-on collision, and even look into the trucking logs to determine if the driver had been overexerted. In fact, there are legal limits of working hours for truck drivers, and violations of those limits can be used as evidence. We have a page on our website if you would like more information about our legal services, as well as contact information.