Construction trucks serve an important purpose by bringing materials to and from job sites and helping workers complete construction projects, which encourage growth in the community. However, these vehicles can be large and difficult to maneuver, and drivers may be more focused on their work than on passenger vehicles nearby.
If you or a loved one was injured by a construction truck, the team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine may be able to help. Our Jacksonville construction truck lawyers know about the dangers of these vehicles. We can investigate your claim to determine the causes that contributed to your injuries. Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 to learn more.
Many Types of Construction Trucks Can Cause Accidents
There are many construction trucks, each with their own purpose. There are many types of construction trucks, all of which can cause severe injuries, including:
- Dump trucks: Accidents involving dump trucks are common. The Engineering News Record (ENR) reported that 5,483 dump truck accidents led to injuries in 2016.
- Front loader
- Bucket truck
These different types of trucks can cause accidents in many different ways. A construction worker could be caught in-between a bucket truck and another object or a passerby could be hit by a dump truck. Regardless of how your accident occurred, we want to help you.
Negligence Can Lead to Construction Truck Accidents
Jacksonville truck accidents are typically caused by negligence, which involves careless actions that violate reasonable standards. Common examples of negligent behaviors include:
- Violating traffic rules: According to the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA), approximately 23 percent of crashes involving large trucks are caused by traveling too fast for road conditions. Other traffic violations that may result in accidents include running red lights or stop signs, driving while intoxicated, tailgating, making merging errors, or texting and driving.
- Negligent hiring: Construction companies must carefully vet drivers and check that they do not pose a risk to the community. Failing to check for necessary credentials or a good driving record may make the company legally responsible for a resulting accident.
- Equipment failure: Construction trucks must be properly maintained to avoid breaking down. If a construction truck malfunctions, the company may be responsible for an associated accident.
Our Jacksonville construction truck lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can investigate what caused your accident and fight for your fair compensation. Call us at 1-800-747-3733 for a free case review.
Contact Us Today to Begin Working on Your Construction Truck Accident Case
If you would like to learn more about the potential compensation you may be able to receive through a personal injury claim, our team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can provide a free consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.
If you decide to hire one of our Jacksonville construction truck lawyers, you do not have to pay an attorney’s fee unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf. Contact us today at 1-800-747-3733 to learn more.
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