Truck Accident Lawyers in Miami
Fighting Tirelessly for the Compensation You Deserve
Truck crash victims often suffer catastrophic injuries and permanent disability or disfigurement due to the differences in the size and weight between passenger cars and large commercial trucks. If you were injured in a truck accident, turn to Julian Rudolph Law. Our Miami truck accident attorney uses his extensive knowledge of the law, the trucking industry, and technology to handle even the most complex truck collision claims.
Trucking Industry Regulations
The trucking industry is governed by a variety of federal and state laws and regulations. There are laws that apply to truck drivers, trucking companies, and interstate trucking activities. Regulations set by the state and federal government are designed to ensure safety on the roads and highways. When a violation of the law results in an accident, the trucking company, truck driver, or both may be held liable for the damage.
Accidents often result from a failure to comply with industry regulations regarding:
- Legal limits for the number of hours drivers may be on the road
- Qualifications and licensing requirements
- Drug and alcohol testing for truck drivers
- Truck weight limits
After a truck accident, there will be an investigation to determine whether any state or federal laws or regulations were violated. For example, if a truck company fails to monitor its drivers’ working hours or encourages violations, the company may be held responsible. If there was a mechanical failure or trouble with the vehicle itself, the manufacturer may bear some responsibility for the accident.
Who is Liable for a Truck Accident?
Unlike car accidents where the liable party is usually easily identified, determining liability after a truck accident can take some amount of investigation. While this can be a complicated process, our firm is experienced in investigating truck accident claims and has the skill and knowledge to properly identify the appropriate party or parties who can be held responsible for your injuries.
While there are many possible liable parties after a truck accident the parties most often held responsible are the trucking company, the truck driver, and the truck manufacturer. The trucking company is most often held liable, the main reason for this being that they are often caught encouraging their drivers to break trucking regulations in order to help save their company money. If an accident was caused by the negligence of a trucker, however, they may be held liable for an accident. This negligence can include drinking while driving or driving while distracted. Lastly if a truck is found to have manufacturing defects that caused the accident that led to your injuries, the manufacturer of the truck may be held liable.
Finding All Possible Sources of Compensation
Our Miami truck accident lawyers can carefully evaluate your case, assessing police reports, accident scene investigations, witness statements, and other information to determine liability in your specific matter. We provide personalized legal representation and aggressively advocate for the rights of our clients at the negotiating table and in the courtroom.
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To say that we were satisfied with Attorney Rudolph’s services is an understatement.- Ruth M.