Although the trucking industry provides essential services by helping people transport goods and commodities within and outside the state, truck drivers have a duty to drive safely and responsibly to prevent accidents. According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports, nearly 32 accidents involving a large truck occurred in Florida in 2017. Of these mishaps, 27 people were killed, 57 were incapacitated while 1,053 suffered other injuries.
If you or your loved one have been injured in a trucking accident, you may have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. Alpizar Law, LLC is taking on reckless and negligent trucking companies on behalf of victims or families who have lost loved ones in an accident.
What Are The Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Florida?
Sometimes, drivers allow themselves to drive distracted, speed or drive while fatigued and causing accidents on the highways and interstates. Although there are federal rules regulating the number of hours a truck driver can be behind the wheel to prevent fatigued driving, many trucking lines and drivers collude to mess with records.
Driving Under Influence
It’s illegal to drive while drunk. Commercial drivers with a BAC of only 0.04% can be arrested. This is because a driver who’s impaired by alcohol may lose control over the vehicle and cause an accident leading to a catastrophic injury to the victim.
Defective Truck Parts
Sometimes truck accidents occur not due to the driver’s negligence or because they’re drunk, but as a result of defective truck parts. If an accident occurs due to the use of a defective part, the manufacturer or seller of the part can be held liable for the accident.
Why Choose Alpizar Law, LLC To Handle Your Truck Accident Case?
Having a local, experienced team on your side is crucial to winning the highest compensation or verdict on your case. The team of legal luminaries at Alpizar Law, LLC has practiced personal injury law for 65+ years combined.
Their commitment to excellence has earned their firm an AV® rated from Martindale-Hubbell®, with their top attorney David Alpizar named to the NTLA: Top 40 Under 40 and both John and David selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers® list. They also have earned membership in both the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®.
For more information, visit their official website or call 321-676-2511.