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Fort Lauderdale Tractor Trailer Accidents

Liability in Tractor Trailer Accidents

Semi-trucks haul enormous loads of freight and cargo at high speed down the highways and roads of Florida. While they provide a great service to the economy and people of this state, they also pose a serious risk to those who share the roads and highways. When the driver or trucking company fails to perform the necessary maintenance or replace worn-out brakes or other equipment, big-rigs become very dangerous to other drivers. Other common causes of tractor trailer accidents include failure on the part of the driver to take necessary precautions in hazardous conditions, such as driving too quickly in slippery roads during heavy rainstorms, or cases of driver distraction including texting, or other distractions.

Perhaps most negligent is the scenario of drivers pushing past allowed drive-time limits to meet deadlines, driving through fatigue under the influence of drugs or alcohol. While car or motorcycle accidents are most often dangerous for the responsible driver, tractor trailer accidents are notorious for causing deadly accidents with multiple fatalities. When a trailer weighing many tons jackknifes or rolls over, many cars are often hit or crushed. Those involved often suffer catastrophic injuries or death. Truck drivers and trucking companies have a responsibility to prevent such accidents. If you have been hurt as a result of their negligence, a Fort Lauderdale truck accident attorney can aggressively seek a substantial settlement.

Experienced Legal Representation in Fort Lauderdale, FL

The Law Offices of Weinstein & Scharf, P.A. is a legal team with over 70 years of combined experience, and we take pride in getting results for our clients. We will meet with you directly to learn the full scope of your losses and to educate you about your legal options. In any tractor trailer accident case, it is important to gather sufficient evidence of the trucker's responsibility for the accident as well as proof of injury when filing a claim.

We are experienced in litigating these cases and you can count on our commitment to your case and our determination to recover fair compensation. Contact us today.

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