There are a lot of construction trucks on the road, each used for transporting a variety of materials such as pipes or steel. These loads are heavy and can shift or even fall onto the roadway. If you’ve been a victim of a construction truck accident, you can speak to a Pembroke Pines construction truck accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine.
Factors That Can Cause Construction Truck Accidents
Each accident is unique and will require careful investigation to determine the at-fault party and even cause of the accident. The following can all cause construction truck accidents:
Construction trucks can be higher off the ground, making them top-heavy and prone to tipping over under the right circumstances.
Construction trucks are heavy in and of themselves. Add a load of materials, and they’re even heavier. The weight causes problems with stopping, and rear-end collisions happen as a result.
Construction trucks have blind spots, and they can be larger than the average blind spot due to the size of the vehicle. It’s tough for truck drivers to see directly behind them when backing up.
When a tire is excessively heated over prolonged contact with the road, the treads on the tires can wear down. If the owner of the construction truck doesn’t do regular and proper maintenance of the tires and one blows in transit, this can cause an accident.
Loss of Cargo
The lashing straps can loosen or come undone, or maybe they weren’t adequately secured in the first place. If cargo falls off the truck and lands on the roadway, vehicles behind the construction truck can be hit and passengers hurt.
Anytime a driver reports a problem with the truck, companies should not let drivers take the vehicles back on the road until that problem is addressed. Sadly, some trucking companies don’t do truck maintenance as they should because of the added expense.
Debris can fly out and hit your windshield, causing an accident. Per Florida Statutes § 316.520, transportation regulations require trucks carrying loose debris to cover the materials with thick tarps. If no tarps were in place and debris caused your accident, this is could be considered negligence.
As demand for construction grows, companies may seek to cut corners by not vetting their drivers or training them as much as they should. This practice is dangerous and could lead to poorly trained drivers behind the wheel of a large vehicle.
The biggest cause of any vehicle accident is driver negligence. This can encompass many different issues related to the driver, such as driver fatigue, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, distracted driving, or other behaviors that do not follow state laws.
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Common Injuries Sustained From a Constriction Truck Accident
Injuries from a construction truck accident can be minor to severe or even deadly. The following may occur:
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding or injury
- Head, neck, and spine injury
This list may only scratch the surface of what a construction truck accident may have inflicted on you or a loved one. A Pembroke Pines construction truck accident lawyer can give you an idea of the legal claim you have from your injuries. Remember to document your injuries and track any expenditures as you seek medical treatment. Your attorney can use these items to prove you sustained your injuries from your involvement in the construction truck accident.
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How a Pembroke Pines Construction Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help
If you’ve been hurt in a construction truck accident, you can file a claim for financial compensation from the liable party. After reviewing your case, our lawyers can give you an idea of how much your claim or lawsuit is worth based upon the currently available facts.
Next, your lawyer works to determine who is liable if it is not already clear. Possible responsible parties may include:
- The construction truck driver
- The construction company
- The construction truck manufacturer
- The construction truck maintenance crew
- The city or state, if poor maintenance of roadways contributed to the accident
Florida and Sovereign Immunity Law
Florida sovereign immunity law under Florida Statutes § 768.28 allows you to pursue a tort claim against a government entity in certain circumstances. Seeking compensation from a negligent government entity or worker can be difficult to do on you own. So let the lawyers at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine help. We have experience handling truck accident claims and will pursue any negligent party.
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Filing Your Construction Truck Accident Claim
Victims of construction truck accidents can file a claim for their injuries and damages to property. Families can file wrongful death claims if their loved one died due to the accident.
The following are examples of what you can seek compensation for after a construction truck accident:
- Medical treatments (past and future)
- In-home medical care
- Medical devices (wheelchair, crutches)
- Lost wages (past and future)
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of consortium
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we know how a construction truck accident can impact your life. We want to help you recover the money you have spent as you try to get back to everyday life.
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Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine
Speak to one of our personal injury attorneys to learn more about your rights and potential steps moving forward with your case. We will not ask for any upfront fees or seek a retainer; we know money is tight after an accident, and we don’t want the payment to stop you from seeing legal counsel. You only pay us if your case for compensation is successful.
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