Trucking Accident Causes
Truck accidents can occur due to negligence on the part of the truck driver, the trucking company, and equipment manufacturers. An important and sometimes difficult part of a truck accident lawsuit is proving liability, which requires identifying the cause of the accident. Common causes include:
- Driver fatigue
- Overloaded trucks
- Defective equipment or lack of proper maintenance
- Inexperienced or poorly trained truck drivers
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Inclement weather
- Damaged roads
- Driving too fast
How a Truck Accident Attorney Can Help
After suffering a truck accident, your immediate concern should be receiving medical help, but it is crucial that you contact a truck accident attorney at Rubin & Machado, Ltd. once police and medical professionals have been notified. Meanwhile, do not speak to anyone representing the trucking company - instead, tell them to speak to your attorney. The trucking company's attorneys and other associates are only interested in portraying the situation as involving minimal fault of their own.
Your truck accident attorney will work diligently to preserve and document evidence at the accident scene, which is critical for determining liability.
Truck drivers need to maintain driving logs and other records, and trucking companies are required to follow strict protocol when hiring drivers, maintaining the vehicles, and keeping records. A truck accident lawyer should have a thorough understanding of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) that guide all the sectors of the trucking industry. An attorney at Rubin & Machado will have an extensive working knowledge of these regulations, and the resources to investigate your claim and prove your case. He will work diligently to preserve and document evidence at the accident scene, which is critical for determining liability.
Securing Compensation for Losses
Your truck accident lawyer will pursue the maximum compensation for you and your family. We will build a case to prove third-party negligence and liability, and seek damages for your physical, emotional, and financial losses. Physical losses cover the medical bills for your injuries, and the cost of continuing care in the case of catastrophic injuries that requires significant changes in lifestyle. Financial losses include loss of income, and reduced or lost future earning capabilities. Emotional losses include pain and suffering experienced by the victim and the family members, as well as loss of consortium of a spouse. Additionally, you may be compensated for property damage.
Contact Us for More Information
The law firm of Rubin & Machado has a proven track record of achieving jury awards and settlement of personal injury cases. Contact our law firm today if you or a loved one has suffered in a truck accident. There is no cost for an initial consultation to review your case, and no recovery fee.