Trucking Accidents Attorneys
Injured In A Trucking Accident In
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Miami/Coral Gables, FL
New York, NY
South Bend, IN
Trucking accidents are those that involve one or more tractors, also known as “tractor-trailers,” “semis,” and “rigs.” The bigger and heavier a vehicle, the more serious the damage and injury a crash involving one can cause. Tractors can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, which makes them difficult to stop, maneuver and respond to obstacles and dangers in the roadway. The accidents often result in catastrophic injury and death. Please see our section on “Catastrophic Injuries” for further information on this type of injury.
It is not surprising that truck wrecks cause serious injuries. In a crash between a semi truck and a car, the car always loses. Trucking accidents are complex and challenging, more so than in car accidents. Trucking companies and drivers require specialized skills, industry specific licenses and knowledge of and adherence to applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Nevertheless, many trucking companies and truck drivers fail to abide by the laws and industry standards, compromising public safety and often ending in tragic outcomes.
Semi truck wrecks are often challenging. Trucking companies and their insurance companies make it difficult to determine the facts of a crash. Obtaining compensation for injuries after a semi accident requires determination and knowledge.
At Goldberg & Dohan, we have the experience, knowledge and resources needed to develop a strong case for compensation for victims’ medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. We have handled dozens of truck accident cases. Some of the steps we take include:
- Reviewing the driver’s log or logs
- Evaluating the readings on the black box or GPS device
- Determining whether any Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations were violated
- Engaging an accident reconstruction specialist
- Developing an aerial map of the scene
- Interviewing witnesses
- Investigating the operator’s driving record
- Determining weather and road conditions
- Evaluating the trucking company’s hiring practices
- Determining whether the truck was loaded properly
- Analyzing the design of the road
Causes and consequences of a trucking crash
Common causes of semi truck wrecks include driving too fast for conditions, driver fatigue, tire blowouts, debris on the road and shifting loads. Many semi truck wrecks in the Florida take place on Interstate 95, Interstate 10 or Interstate 75. They result in brain injury, spinal cord injury, burns from chemicals in tanker trucks and death.
If you have been injured or a loved one killed in a semi truck wreck, contact a truck accident lawyer at Goldberg & Dohan to learn about filing a claim for compensation. These investigations require the assistance of experts in various specialties, and at Goldberg & Dohan, our legal team is equipped with the resources to effectively present your case.
If you, or someone you know is injured in a trucking accident, call our office now at 305-536-3400, toll free at 1-800-270-1710, e-mail us, or complete a free case evaluation for a consultation directly with one of our attorneys.