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Truck Accidents

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We focus our firm’s resources on handling personal injury matters for clients who have been seriously injured in Florida accidents.

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Miami Truck Accident Lawyer

A collision involving an 18-wheel tractor-trailer will most certainly result in serious injuries. We know how severe the injuries from these collisions can be. We also know that truck drivers and their employers do not always abide by industry regulations.

At Ferrer & Gonzalez, PL, serving clients in Miami and throughout South Florida, we hold the appropriate parties accountable when you are hurt or a loved one has died in a semi truck crash.

Going up against a large trucking company may seem like a daunting task, but we welcome the challenge. For the level of representation you need, contact us at 305-262-2728 and toll free at 888-609-5947.

Tenacious Advocacy in Getting to the Facts of a Truck Accident

Litigation involving truck crashes requires tenacity. Trucking companies may not be cooperative in providing much-needed information. Truck drivers may be filling out not one, but two logbooks. We dig deep to get to the facts and identify how negligence played a part in your injuries or the death of a family member.

Federal and State Trucking Rules and Regulations

It is important for trucking companies, their drivers and others on the road to recognize the dangers that semi-truck drivers can inflict when carelessly traveling on roadways. Certain federal and state requirements must be met in order to operate commercial motor vehicles, including:

  • Performing required maintenance and inspections, including the tractor and trailer
  • Sufficiently training drivers who have commercial driver’s licenses
  • Keeping accurate log books and driver qualification files
  • Reporting traffic convictions
  • Having drivers obey regulations about driving hours and on-duty time
  • Not operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol

In our many years of practice, the lawyers at Ferrer & Gonzalez have handled truck accident claims stemming from the violation of these requirements. We will investigate truck accidents and file a claim against responsible parties.

Sleep Deprivation and Truck Accidents

In many cases, truck driver fatigue is caused by inadequate sleep that stems from extended hours of operation. Truck drivers can get into a cycle of sleep deprivation that makes the situation worse as the days and weeks progress. Unfortunately for other drivers on the road, this increased sleep deprivation can limit truck drivers’ abilities to operate their vehicles safely.

Federal regulations govern the amount of consecutive hours that truck drivers can work, as well as the number of hours that these drivers have to be off of the clock before getting behind the wheel. Some drivers and trucking companies disregard these regulations and forge log books to conceal legal violations. The ones who end up paying the most for these actions, however, are innocent drivers and passengers who share the road with these trucks.

When You Get Paid Following the Truck Accident, We Get Paid

At Ferrer & Gonzalez, PL, we understand the financial commitment required in retaining an attorney. However, our practice of truck accident litigation is 100% contingency-based. Simply put, we are not paid until you receive compensation for your damages. Add to that a free consultation and you do not risk one dime of your hard-earned money.

While you focus on recovering from your serious injuries or personal loss, we get to work on building your 18-wheeler collision claim by focusing on pursuing the compensation you require to meet your long-term needs.

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For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced Miami auto accident lawyer regarding a trucking wreck that has left you seriously injured, please contact us.

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