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Truck Accident Lawyer in Broward County Florida

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Providing Valuable Legal Representation to Truck Accident Victims

The United States of America relies upon the commercial trucking industry for our economy and way of life. Commercial motor vehicles like tractor trailers move nearly 75% of America’s large freight by weight, with nearly 11 billion tons moved in 2021 alone. There are approximately 3.5 million employed truck drivers in the US and a million or more contracting trucking companies. Altogether, the commercial trucks of the United States account for approximately $900 billion of revenue every year.

That’s a lot of semi-trucks on the road. And, as stated, we rely upon those trucks to meet our daily needs. Just the same, however, 18-wheelers are large and dangerous motor vehicles that can and do deliver serious damage to smaller civilian vehicles that share the roadways with them.

If you or a loved one have been injured (or worse) in a large truck accident, you must seek professional legal representation without further delay. Trucking accidents are more dangerous and more complex than most typical motor vehicle accidents in America. Failure to retain professional legal counsel could result in most victims being overwhelmed by the complexities of the legal process and beaten down by the insurance companies and lawyers representing the trucking companies, all while still recovering from serious injuries and other economic losses.

Bozanic Law has years of experience representing the legal rights of personal injury victims in South Florida. Our Fort Lauderdale truck accident attorneys pride themselves on providing compassionate and caring legal representation to victims in need. Do not make the mistake of representing yourself in your truck accident case. Instead, contact our law firm for a free case review with our experienced truck accident lawyers. In your initial consultation, our legal team can detail the services we will provide and how we will go about pursuing maximum compensation for your injuries and damages.

Are Large Truck Accidents More Dangerous Compared to Accidents Involving Smaller Vehicles?

While big rigs like 18 Wheelers are not the most common vehicles on the road, they are among the most dangerous. That’s simply because of their sheer size and weight.

The larger and heavier a truck, the more likely it is to cause serious damage to other vehicles involved in an auto accident. Statistics clearly show that large trucks are responsible for a higher percentage of fatal accidents and serious injuries when compared to other motor vehicle classes. What’s more, many truck drivers do not suffer severe injuries or even death in those accidents, but the occupants of smaller cars do.

Imagine, for example, an accident wherein a motor vehicle collides with a pedestrian or cyclist. A smaller car like a Mini Cooper would still cause considerable personal injury to the pedestrian accident victim, but a much larger vehicle would cause even worse injury. The difference in size between a semi-truck and a small passenger vehicle like a Mini Cooper is extreme and borderline laughable. Thus, the difference in potential damage caused by a small car as compared to a large truck can also be polar opposites.

 Why Are Commercial Truck Accidents More Complicated Than Other Car Accidents?

Most car accidents involve two parties: the negligent driver and the other driver. (However, in modified comparative fault states like Florida, it is possible for both drivers to have been negligent in some regard.) In commercial motor vehicle accidents, like most trucking accidents, there are potentially several liable parties involved, making for far more complex legal cases.

Additionally, these multimillion-dollar trucking companies are often represented by teams of aggressive lawyers and airtight insurance company policies. This can make it more difficult to bring a case against a trucking company simply because they have so many parties invested in protecting their bottom line.

 Is the Truck Driver the Only Potential Liable Party in a Commercial Truck Accident?

Depending upon the facts of your case, the truck driver may not be the only responsible party for damages. In commercial trucking accidents, several parties are involved and could be held liable for damages incurred because of an auto accident.

In addition to the truck driver, other potentially responsible parties may include the trucking company, the truck manufacturer, parts manufacturers, a truck leasing company, the shipping companies involved with loading the cargo, truck mechanics, inspection companies, and government entities responsible for unsafe roads.

Because of all of these additional potential parties involved in your personal injury lawsuit, it is highly recommended that you seek professional legal representation to support your case. Contact a truck accident lawyer at our law firm to discuss your case in a free case evaluation. Led by personal injury lawyer Zeljka Bozanic, our legal team is highly skilled and has years of experience representing clients in complex trucking accident cases.

 Could You Recover Compensation from Other Parties Beyond the Truck Drivers?

Your Fort Lauderdale truck accident lawyer will review the facts of your case to determine which parties may be held responsible for damages. It is possible that several parties may be held legally accountable for their role in the truck wreck.

If the facts support that multiple parties are liable in your truck accident case, your personal injury attorney will seek damages from all liable parties. This could potentially increase the maximum compensation you could be rewarded for your case or would otherwise present opportunities to recover a fair settlement if one of the legal opportunities for compensation is shut down because the facts do not support the case being made.

What Are Common Causes for Trucking Accidents?

Large truck accidents occur similarly to other motor vehicle accidents, but there may be additional causes that are not seen in smaller car accidents.

Causes of 18-Wheeler accidents include:

  • Dangerous road conditions
  • Dangerous weather conditions
  • Disregard for trucking regulations
  • Disobeying traffic laws and road signs
  • Distracted driving
  • Driver error
  • Driver fatigue and drowsy driving
  • Driving under the influence of marijuana, stimulants, or other drugs
  • Drunk driving
  • Equipment failure
  • Failure to yield to the right of way
  • Improper loading of cargo
  • Overly loaded tractor-trailer and failure to abide by truck cargo limits
  • Reckless driving
  • Road debris
  • Speeding or driving at dangerously low speeds
  • Tailgating and following too closely behind another vehicle
  • Talking on a cell phone while driving
  • Texting while driving
  • The truck driver was not properly trained, or their truck was not properly maintained
  • And more

Whatever the cause of your truck accident case, if you were injured, you deserve the right to pursue financial compensation We would be proud to assist you in your pursuits by lending you our years of experience in legal representation.

 What Are Common Semi-Truck Collision Injuries?

It is very rare for a truck accident injury to be minor. Most truck accident injuries are serious or even life-threatening. If you have been in a large truck accident, you must seek immediate medical attention before anything else. Not only could emergency medical care save your life, but it could also help support your personal injury claim when you decide to take legal action.

Common semi-truck accident injuries include the following:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Complete or partial paralysis
  • Dislocated joints
  • Internal bleeding and organ damage
  • Loss of limbs and amputations
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries like deep cuts, lacerations, bruises, and torn ligaments
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Wrongful death

 What Sort of Financial Compensation is Possible with Successful Truck Accident Claims?

With a solid truck accident case, you can pursue legal action in pursuit of financial recovery for your damages and losses. If successful, your compensation will be in the form of economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages can help compensate you for the following:

  • Lost income earning capacity
  • Lost wages and lost future income
  • Past medical bills and future medical expenses
  • Physical therapy expenses. Funeral costs and burial expenses
  • Property damage

Non-economic damages can help compensate you for the following:

  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of companionship or consortium
  • Lost quality of life
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

As your truck accident attorney, Zeljka Bozanic and her team will attempt to recover the maximum compensation for your economic and non-economic damages. To learn more about our legal services, please contact our Broward County law firm for a free initial consultation today.

Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced Broward County Truck Accident Lawyer

Personal injury attorney Zeljka Bozanic will work closely with you throughout the entire legal process of your truck accident claim. Together, we will leave no stone unturned as we pursue every means possible to help you recover the compensation you deserve for your traumatic experience.

Tractor trailers and big rigs are necessary components of our economy and way of life. But these large vehicles can cause serious damage to others they share the roads with. If you or a loved one has been negatively impacted by a collision with a commercial big rig, you must seek professional legal representation to defend your legal rights against the truck company lawyers and their insurance company providers.

Bozanic Law has extensive experience handling complex truck accident cases, and we would be proud to assist you through the process of bringing a claim against the negligent truck driver and their employers. To discuss your case in more detail, please contact our law firm for a free, no-obligation case evaluation today. 954-800-2864.