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Weston Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyers

Handling Injury Claims in Weston, Florida

Some of the most devastating accidents that occur on U.S. roadways, including those in Florida, are those involving commercial trucks. Large tractor-trailers can weigh up to 80,000 pounds—a stark contrast from the typical passenger car, which weighs around 3,000 pounds. This means that crashes with trucks involve a lot more force, which explains why truck wrecks tend to result in severe injuries and fatalities.

If you or someone you love has been harmed, our Florida tractor-trailer accident lawyers can help you seek compensation in an injury claim. Our team at Rash Mueller wants our clients to feel that they can rely on us during what is possibly the most difficult time in their lives. We’re committed to building trusting attorney-client relationships through accessibility, compassion, and results.

Our Highlighted Practice Areas 

  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Birth Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Class Actions & Mass Torts
  • Maritime Claims
  • Jones Act Claims
  • Tractor Trailer Crashes

How Truck Crashes Happen

Truck wrecks are caused by a variety of different factors, though it’s important to know that many truck wrecks, like car accidents, are caused by negligence. In most cases, the truck driver or the trucking company they work for can be found at-fault for injuries and damages.

Some of the most common causes of truck crashes include:

  • Fatigue: Because truck drivers drive for a living and are expected to make deliveries on time over long distances, they often drive long periods of time and usually through the night. Though drivers are supposed to take rest and meal breaks, sometimes they avoid taking them and grow fatigued while driving. Drivers should be alert to respond to hazards and sudden changes; when they’re tired and unfocused, they can miss important signs and things like slowed traffic.
  • Intoxication: Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal and poses many dangers to drivers and passengers alike. Truck drivers are just as susceptible to drunk driving as regular drivers and some even take stimulants to keep them alert on the road. However, intoxicated driving can not only impair our coordination—it can impair our judgment and cause us to make risky decisions that may injure others.
  • Reckless driving: Some truck drivers who are pressed for time may cut corners to meet their deadlines. Some examples of reckless driving that are more common among truck drivers include speeding, tailgating, and changing lanes without signaling. Speeding is dangerous because it takes truck drivers much longer to slow down their vehicles for stopped cars or before making turns.

Cargo loaders can be held responsible for damages if they overload trailers or load them in an unbalanced way that can cause a truck to roll over on the road when making turns. Maintenance companies may also be to blame if they fail to conduct safety inspections or allow drivers on the road while knowing the trucks they’re driving are faulty.

Tractor-Trailer Wrecks Cause Serious Injuries

Victims of truck crashes are far more likely to suffer from catastrophic injuries, or long-term and permanent injuries, than victims of passenger car accidents. Some examples of severe injuries include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries that lead to paralysis, crushing injuries to limbs and bones, and burns.

An individual can acquire severe third or fourth-degree burns, for example, if the tractor-trailer involved in the crash was carrying explosive or flammable cargo and it ignited upon impact. Unique truck crashes like underride or jackknife wrecks are also known to be deadly.

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim in Florida?

Individuals who have been injured in truck accidents have four years from the date of injury to file a personal injury claim in the state of Florida. Though four years seems like a considerable length of time, there are a variety of things you must do to successfully file a claim that can add up, not to mention one of the most common reasons why people don’t receive compensation after crashes is because they fail to file a claim in time. If you’re filing a claim on behalf of a deceased individual, however, it’s important to know that the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims is just two years.

At Rash Mueller, our attorneys know our state’s laws inside and out and can work efficiently to ensure you don’t miss your opportunity to recover compensation after your tractor-trailer wreck. Because truck accidents are associated with severe injuries, it’s likely your damages will be extreme, too.

Damages we can collect for you include:

  • Emergency medical expenses such as costs of ambulance rides, hospitalization, and surgeries
  • Future costs of care including expenses for medication, physical therapy, equipment, and more
  • Lost income or diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us after your crash. Our firm is known for offering compassionate legal counsel after crashes and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for those who deserve to recover.

Take advantage of our 40+ years of collective experience by calling us at (954) 914-7116. Our Florida tractor-trailer crash lawyers are available to help you after a devastating truck crash.

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