Miami Truck Accident Attorney
Leesfield Scolaro attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced in representing those who have been seriously injured or killed in a truck accident or 18-wheeler wreck in Miami or anywhere in the State of Florida.
Interstate trucking is a highly regulated industry, with strict rules designed to reduce accidents and injuries. When drivers and trucking companies fail to follow these rules, their negligence often results in a serious or fatal truck accident. We are here to help guide you through the complex legal processes involved in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Through the assistance of experts, we will investigate what happened and determine whether it was avoidable. We will use our decades of experience to hold negligent truck drivers and interstate transportation companies responsible for the devastating truck accident injuries they cause. Contact our office in Miami today for a free case evaluation.
We understand the interstate trucking industry. You will work with an experienced lawyer who understands the complex regulatory, licensing and insurance issues involved in serious truck accident cases.
Some of the most common causes of serious or fatal truck accidents include:
* Over-hours operation and driver fatigue
* Speeding or tampering with the speed governor
* Unsafe or overweight loads
* Unqualified or untrained drivers
* Overloaded or unsafe trailers
* Equipment failure, such as tire blowouts due to faulty maintenance or installation
* Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, especially stimulants
Commercial truck drivers are often motivated personally, and by their employers, to push the limits and maximize their miles. Log books are sometimes rigged to reflect lower hours driven in an attempt to fool regulating agencies, such as the Interstate Commerce Commission and the Department of Transportation. Trucking companies and drivers are also known to ignore regulations regarding driver qualifications and training. Some companies even turn a blind eye to suspected or known drug and alcohol abuse by drivers.
If you were seriously injured or a loved one was killed in a trucking accident, we can help you navigate the legal process. Contact us today to discuss your case with an accomplished Miami personal injury lawyer.