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Sharing the roads with commercial trucks can be nerve-wracking. When the worst-case scenario happens, and a crash occurs, the resulting injuries can be serious. The quality and commitment of your Orlando truck accident lawyer may be the difference in your efforts to get a fair financial settlement.
What Caused the Truck Accident?
Truck accidents can occur due to various factors. Sometimes, these reasons can simply be accidents where no one is at fault. However, it’s also possible that further investigation of these causes could uncover liability:
These are some of the most common reasons for truck accidents:
Driving behaviors such as speeding, aggressive driving, texting while driving, or using a phone while driving, can all increase the likelihood of an accident. A driver can be held accountable for negligence that is proven in a court of law.
A truck that has not been properly maintained can suffer from mechanical failures, such as the brakes not working, or tire blowouts. Regular maintenance checks, adherence to safety regulations, and proactive repairs are expected from trucking companies and drivers.
Negligent Cargo Loading
Improperly loaded or secured cargo poses a significant risk on the road. If cargo shifts during transportation, it can cause the truck to become unbalanced, leading to accidents. Moreover, improperly secured cargo may fall off the truck, creating hazards for other vehicles and potentially causing accidents. Proper training, regulatory compliance, and routine inspections are expected of those who load the truck for transport.
Truck drivers often face immense pressure to meet tight deadlines, leading to extended working hours and fatigue. Fatigue impairs their reaction time, judgment, and overall performance, significantly increasing the risk of accidents. It is essential for trucking companies and drivers to adhere to regulations regarding rest periods.
Adverse weather conditions pose additional challenges for truck drivers. Rain, snow, fog, or ice make roads hazardous, requiring drivers to adjust their driving accordingly. Failure to adapt to adverse conditions can increase the risk of accidents.
In a truck accident case, our lawyer will ask—did the driver exercise the caution that would be expected of a reasonable person? If not, they can be liable. Did the trucking company act imprudently in insisting the driver continue on their route in such conditions? If so, they can be held accountable. We’re here to help injured plaintiffs prove their case.
Diving Under the Influence (DUI)
Intoxication affects coordination, reaction time, and judgment, posing a significant risk to other road users. DUI, in the event of a conviction or guilty plea in the criminal courts, is a powerful source of evidence in an Orlando truck accident lawsuit.
Call the Law Office of Modoline Altenor at (407) 378-1606 or contact us online. Your free initial consultation can be either in-person or virtual.
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Who Is Liable for a Truck Accident?
Determining liability in truck accident cases involves assessing the actions and responsibilities of multiple parties involved. Depending on the circumstances, various individuals or entities may be held liable.
Here are examples of parties that can potentially bear liability:
- The driver: Negligent driving can be cause for liability. When drivers are independent contractors, their potential responsibility for the circumstances of the accident can increase.
- The company: Negligence by the trucking company can include inadequate training, hiring an unqualified driver, or scheduling drivers for excessive hours beyond legal limits
- Subcontractors: The trucking industry often relies on third-party subcontractors for loading cargo and other tasks.
- A 3rd Driver: The cause of the accident might have been a third vehicle on the road, causing the truck driver to react in a way that created a chain reaction.
Determining liability in truck accident cases requires a thorough investigation of the facts, gathering evidence, and analyzing the applicable laws and regulations. A plaintiff that targets their lawsuit at the wrong party may not get a settlement that would have otherwise been available to them.
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People who are injured should be able to feel confident that their lawyer is meticulously combing through all the evidence and all legal avenues. The injured plaintiff ought to be secure in the fact their Orlando truck accident lawyer will advocate for them with real zeal and passion for justice. Working on behalf of people who need help is exactly why Attorney Modoline Altenor got into the legal profession. Her track record and client testimonials can give you confidence and peace of mind that your case is in good hands.
Our Orlando office routinely serves clients in Naples, Fort Myers, Winter Haven, and Davenport. Call today at (407) 378-1606.
Many of our clients reach us at one of the hardest moments of their lives. If you have suffered a serious injury or lost someone close to you in an accident, you need more than a lawyer who will fill out the necessary paperwork.
A caring and attentive attorney can not only make the process easier, but also make a difference in the results you get. We are willing to take every action available to give you the legal representation you deserve during a difficult time.