How many times have you been on the roadways and ended up driving next to a big eighteen-wheeler, a freight carrying truck that is barreling down the road? Often, you will see these trucks with big corporate logos on the side, carrying goods from a warehouse to the stores where we shop. Sometimes, these trucks are carrying those big trees and we do our best to get out from behind them.
Whether we mean to or not, we all have the same thought – please don’t let anything go wrong with that truck. More often than not, nothing does go wrong. But sometimes, accidents happen.
If you have been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, you may need a Hallandale Beach truck accident attorney. At the Dante Law Firm, we understand that this is a scary situation and we want to help you figure out your next steps.
We want to make sure that you understand what kinds of trucks we are talking about. Usually, these are commercial vehicles, operated to help some aspect of a company. These activities could include delivery, hauling, storage, maintenance, construction, etc.
Here are some examples of these types of trucks:
Always be vigilant around these types of vehicles. They are usually the largest things on the road and can cause serious damage in an accident.
All of these vehicles are supposed to be inspected and tested regularly to ensure they are in roadworthy condition. The company who owns them is responsible for that. If they fail to perform regular inspections, accidents are more likely to occur.
Their drivers should be held to high standards, even after obtaining a commercial drivers license (CDL). Often, accidents involving large trucks are caused by driver errors such as texting and driving.
An accident involving a large truck does not necessarily mean the truck collides with another vehicle. If sometime falls off the truck, such as a vehicle part or even some of the cargo, significant damage can occur to surrounding vehicles and people. If these items are not secured properly, they can cause just as much damage as a regular vehicle accident.
Any accident with a truck should be investigated to ensure that all regulations, procedures, and laws were followed.
If you’ve been in an accident involving a truck, make sure you are okay. Ensure that the police are called so a report can be made. Keep all documentation involved in the accident.
After that, you may need a truck accident attorney in Hallandale Beach. At the Dante Law Firm, P.A., we understand that it can be difficult to handle all of this on your own. We will help handle insurance claims and any other liability issues that may have been caused due to negligence on the truck driver or owner’s part. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526.