Uniquely suited to handle the complexities of commercial truck accident cases
In the state of Florida, commercial truck drivers and trucking companies are held to rigid standards. Regulations governing the amount of time the driver can be on the road, the type of maintenance that must be performed and other issues are in place to protect other drivers. When these regulations are ignored, serious accidents can occur. In 2013, commercial trucks were involved in more than 32,000 accidents; serious injuries and or loss of life occurred in nearly 40 percent of these commercial truck crashes.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a commercial truck accident, it is important to discuss your rights with an experienced Ft. Lauderdale personal injury lawyer. At The Law Offices of Michael B. Morsillo, Esq., we leverage more than 20 years of experience to represent Ft. Lauderdale commercial truck accident victims. Our knowledge of Florida personal injury laws and commercial trucking regulations allows us to provide the detailed and insightful advice you need to understand your rights and your legal options.
We never back down from a fight
Commercial truck accident victims often face an uphill battle when attempting to recover compensation for their losses. In many cases, commercial trucking companies, or their insurance carriers, employ a team of aggressive attorneys to fight a victim every step of the way.
In our decades of practice, we’ve squared off with these legal teams, and come away with favorable resolutions for our clients. We have the commitment to stand up to insurance companies and their attorneys, and never back down until we have explored every possible legal option to recover compensation for your losses.
Who is responsible for losses caused by a commercial truck accident?
In a crash involving privately owned vehicles, liability is relatively straightforward. The driver and owner of the vehicle responsible for the crash are likely responsible for the victim’s injuries.
The liability involved in commercial truck accidents is a bit more complex. In fact, there are several parties that may hold liability in commercial truck accident cases, including:
- The driver: The individual operating a commercial truck has the responsibility to drive the vehicle safely and within the regulations. Should the driver fail to maintain control of the vehicle, whether because they are distracted, fatigued or otherwise compromised, they may be held liable for losses they cause.
- The owner of the truck: Drivers who operate commercial trucks are not always the owners of the vehicle. In these cases, the organization that owns the vehicle may hold some liability for losses resulting from an accident.
- Maintenance providers: Third-party maintenance providers may hold some liability in commercial truck accidents if a repair or maintenance process they performed was defective. For instance, if a shop was hired to replace the truck’s brakes, but didn’t complete the task properly, they may hold liability.
By conducting a thorough review of all aspects of the accident, including the events leading to the crash, the driver’s log records and more, we determine the liable parties and pursue compensation on your behalf.
Contact us to schedule a free consultation with a skilled Ft. Lauderdale commercial truck accident lawyer
If you have been injured in a commercial truck accident, do not hesitate to contact an attorney. The sooner you get our firm involved in your case, the better your chances of obtaining compensation for your losses. From the moment you retain us until your case is resolved, we offer the informative and compassionate support you need to traverse your legal proceedings as quickly and painlessly as possible.
At The Law Offices of Michael B. Morsillo, Esq., we provide our services on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that you are not responsible for legal fees unless we help you recover compensation.
For more information and personal advice on your case, call 954-202-0408 or contact us online today.