Boynton Beach Truck Accident Lawyers
Trucks and their drivers are the lifeblood of the American economy. On any given day, there are over half a million commercial trucks on the roads of the country. The drivers of these vehicles are trained professionals who are committed to doing their jobs safely. According to statistics collected by the Bureau of Transportation, commercial trucks are only involved in 2.4% of all vehicle collisions in the country, and over 75% of all accidents involving a commercial truck are the fault of the other vehicle. The truck driver is only at fault in about 15% of these collisions.
So in a profession that is so clearly full of safe and responsible workers, why is there still a truck accident that causes an injury or fatality once every 16 minutes? The fault tends to lie more with unsafe practices by trucking companies or defective equipment rather than personal failings of drivers. It is not unheard of in the industry for companies to cut corners when it comes to safety regulations, giving drivers adequate rest time and keeping vehicles maintained properly.
The stakes are high for drivers. Though a commercial truck driver is much less likely to be in an accident than the driver of a standard vehicle, when a collision occurs they are much more likely to be seriously injured. With trucks weighing as much as 10 tons, occupants of other vehicles are also at greatly increased risk for serious injury if they are hit by one.
We aggressively represent not only truck drivers, but those who were injured in a collision with a truck in the Boynton Beach area. Oftentimes, such an accident is not the sole responsibility of the driver. They may have not been able to avoid the collision due to improperly maintained equipment, or they may have been pushed by their trucking company to drive without having had enough time to rest properly. In these cases, we can help you pursue action against the trucking company, who have the resources to compensate you properly for your property losses and personal suffering. Poorly maintained roads may also be the direct cause of the accident, in which case the state or local government would most likely be held responsible.
How A Boynton Beach Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help
Whether you are a driver bringing suit against a trucking company for negligence, or the driver of another vehicle that was struck by a truck, Shiner Law Grouphas over a decade of experiencing litigating similar cases.
Our attorneys will assist you with filing all the proper paperwork, and will act as an intermediary to deal with and negotiate with the insurance company and attorneys of the other involved parties. We can also bring in expert investigators to review the case and determine exactly what the real cause of the accident was.
We will also set you up with referrals to physicians for any needed medical examinations, and we can assist with some of your immediate financial needs such as filing insurance claims for property damage.
You Pay Nothing Until We Win Your Case!
If you or someone you love has died because of the negligent, reckless or intentional conduct of another, we welcome you to contact our experienced legal team so that we can evaluate your claim and advise you of your rights and options. We are committed to helping victims recover the compensation they need to move past injuries or loss, so call us 24/7 at 561-777-7700 or online for a free case review to see how we can help.