Have you ever thought about what it takes to drive one of those big eighteen wheelers you see driving down the road? When you are driving beside them, despite your best efforts, you’ve probably thought about what would happen if something went wrong with the truck. If you are like many of us, you either speed up to get past them or stay well behind them. While most large commercial trucks on the road are safe, sometimes accidents happen.
If you have been in an accident that involved a commercial truck, you may need a Miramar truck attorney to help you through the appropriate steps. At the Dante Law Firm, we can help you through this difficult situation, from insurance issues to liability claims.
When we talk about commercial trucks, we aren’t talking about a pickup truck. Commercial trucks are much larger and weigh much more. They are usually owned by a company and used for different activities such as hauling goods, delivery of items, storage purposes, maintenance, land clearing, etc.
To give you an idea of what we are talking about, think about whether or notyou’ve seen these kinds of trucks:
These types of trucks are all used primarily for business purposes as opposed to personal use.
Trucks that are used for commercial purposes all go through some sort of inspection process and regular maintenance.
At lease they are supposed to.
Sometimes, a company becomes negligent in their duties to ensure all safety measure are being met for their vehicles. They do this thinking that there is a good chance nothing bad will happen, but really, they are playing with fire. Shortcuts can lead to injuries and deaths on the roadways.
The men and women who drive commercial vehicles should all be trained and have their commercial drivers license (CDL). Operating a large truck like the ones we mentioned above is a big responsibility and any kind of distracted or impaired driving can lead to accidents. With technology becoming a larger part of our daily lives, people are more tempted to look at their phones or tablets while driving. For a commercial driver, this is irresponsible behavior.
If you have been involved in an accident with a large truck, we know how scary it can be. We recognize that you may not have been directly hit by the truck. Because of their size and weight, when a large truck crashes, material can go everywhere and cause havoc on a roadway, potentially affecting dozens of cars.
After the initial emergency, you may need a truck accident attorney in Miramar. Commercial truck drivers and their owners need to be held accountable for any negligence on their part, but they may try to hide their mistakes, especially if it means they will have to pay money. We are ready to help you matters of insurance and liability claims. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526.