Fighting on Your Behalf for the Compensation You Deserve
Big rigs and commercial trucks are some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road due to their size and weight. In fact, truck accidents commonly result in catastrophic injuries, such as brain injuries, internal injuries, paralysis, and more. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were about 77,000 truck accident injuries in 2012, over 3,000 of which were fatal. If you were injured in a truck accident in Florida, contact the legal team at Dyson & Levy for the exceptional legal services you need at this time.
Call us at (561) 498-9979 to schedule a free case review and learn more about what we can do for you!
Who is Liable for a Truck Accident?
Below is a list of some of the parties commonly liable in truck accident cases:
- The truck driver: Of course, the truck driver is responsible for safely operating the truck, so if he or she was using drugs, drinking alcohol, or disobeying the hours of operation rules, for example, he or she could be held liable for any injuries you suffered.
- The truck driver’s employer: The trucking company that employed the truck driver could also potentially be held liable for your injuries. Oftentimes, companies place impractical expectations on their drivers, which drive them to disobey the industry’s rules and regulations.
- The manufacturer of the truck or its parts: Defective parts in a truck can also lead to serious accidents and injuries. In this case, you would be able to hold the manufacturer of the truck or the defective part liable for the accident and its resulting injuries.
- The cargo company: Another common cause of truck accidents is improper loading. If the company that loaded the truck overloaded it or improperly loaded the cargo, you can hold the company liable for your injuries.
Moreover, it is not uncommon for multiple parties to be held liable for a truck accident. If this is the case, you will be able to pursue compensation from more than one party. For those suffering from catastrophic injuries that will require long-term care, being able to maximize compensation is incredibly crucial.
Contact the Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys at Dyson & Levy for a Free Case Review!
If you lost a loved one or were injured in a truck accident case, you need to obtain the legal assistance of a knowledgeable attorney who is skilled in handling such cases. At Dyson & Levy, our Delray Beach team of attorneys has over 6 decades of combined legal experience to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Contact our law office today at (561) 498-9979 to schedule a free and confidential case review with one of our experienced truck accident attorneys to discuss your case.