If you or someone you love has been injured in a preventable accident involving
a commercial truck, it is important to understand your right to compensation.
By pursuing a personal injury claim, you can recover financial for damages
that may include your medical bills, any lost income from missing work,
and your pain and suffering, among others. In order to recover these damages,
you must be able to show that another party is at-fault for causing your
accident as a result of their negligence. The at-fault party can then
be held financially liable for any damages you incurred as a result of
the crash and your injuries.
Determining fault and liability can be a challenging process, especially
in cases involving commercial vehicles. By working with our legal team
at Roman & Gaynor, you can benefit from the assistance of two Board
Certified Civil Trial Lawyers by The Florida Bar – Mark Roman and
Morgan Gaynor – who have the requisite resources to fully investigate
the accident and determine who can be held liable for your damages.
The facts and circumstances of your crash will determine who can be held
liable for your damages. Common liable parties in a
truck accident include:
Truck Driver – Many truck accidents are caused by driver error. Truck drivers
have an important task of transporting heavy vehicles that carry heavy
loads, and they are required to abide by a number of state and, if they
engage in interstate travel, federal regulations. These regulations aim
to reduce risks posed by tired or overworked drivers, drunk or drugged
drivers, and drivers with a history of traffic violations and accidents.
They also govern the responsibilities of drivers to properly secure cargo,
drive safely, and ensure they do not pose unreasonable risks to public
safety. When truckers commit safety violations, disobey traffic laws,
or are otherwise negligent in causing a preventable crash they, or most
likely the trucking company for whom they work, can be held liable for
any damages victims suffer in a crash.
Trucking Company – In addition to being responsible for their drivers, including
a duty to properly hire and train drivers, trucking companies must also
abide by a number of regulations designed to keep others on the road safe.
These include laws that make sure trucking companies properly maintain
vehicles, secure cargo, oversee employees and mechanics, fix potential
hazards, and take any reasonable measures to ensure their employees and
fleet are as safe as possible. When they fail to do so, victims can pursue
financial compensation from trucking companies, which must carry a minimum
amount of insurance per law.
Auto Part Manufacturers – While most truck accident cases involve the liability of trucking
companies, there are other types of crashes where other parties can be
held at fault. One of these includes manufacturers of auto parts, which
have a legal obligation to ensure they produce and distribute vehicle
components that are free from design or manufacturing errors that can
lead to malfunction or failure and cause trucks to crash. In these cases,
victims can work with experienced lawyers to determine the underlying
auto part defect responsible for their collision, and pursue compensation
from the product manufacturer.
Every commercial truck accident case is different, which is why it is necessary
to conduct an investigation into what exactly caused the crash, whether
any violations were made by drivers or trucking companies, and the best
available avenues victims can pursue to recover the maximum amount of
At Roman & Gaynor, our legal team has recovered millions in verdicts
and settlements for our clients, including those injured in accidents
involving trucks and commercial vehicles. We have the tools to handle
these cases and the experience and skill to fight back against liable
parties and insurance providers that want to dispute or deny liability.
Learn more about your rights and how we can help by
contacting us for a free consultation.