Commercial trucks are everywhere; even the most cautious drivers can become the victim of an accident involving a commercial truck through no fault of their own. The weight of the truck alone can turn a simple rear end collision into a fatal crash. Our state of Florida is 3rd in semi/big-rig accidents with thousands of commercial vehicles passing through our communities everyday. These accidents and injuries are life altering for the people involved and we recognize the stress and worry they bring. We can help.
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Knowing who is responsible for the accident is vital to a successful truck accident case.
Just like any other vehicle, trucks require routine maintenance and must be inspected prior to going out on the road, but even so according to the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration (NSHTA) big trucks/semi are involved in about 4,000 accident fatalities and over 100,000 injuries every year in the United States. The commercial truck accident attorneys at Rubenstein Law know big rigs and semi-trucks can have a wide variety of problems that can cause a collision including improperly attached trailers, brake failures, overly worn tires, and improper load distribution.
While at the time of an accident all parties may not be known, the lawyers at Rubenstein Law will ensure that that claims are made against all responsible parties. Possible negligent parties can include:
The company that owns the truck
The truck manufacturer
The truck loader
The brake manufacturer
The company responsible for the trucks maintenance
When a semi-truck causes an accident and your or your family are injured hire an attorney who is knowledgeable and determined: a lawyer who has the resources to build you a strong case.
Rubenstein Law will discover the underlying cause of your accident.
While wide turning radius for these trucks is a frequent cause of accidents, and poor weight distribution can trigger these enormous vehicles to rollover, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) that monitors trucking accidents, cites that driver error is 10 times more likely to be the cause of the crash than any other factor. Reasons for this include:
Distracted Driving (ie: cell phones)
Failure to watch blind sports
Unfamiliarity with the road
Drug and Alcohol Violations
Failing to Stop or Yield
Unfamiliarity with Route
Violations of Hours
The attorneys at Rubenstein Law will use our vast resources and decades of experience to discover the underlying cause of your accident. We’ll protect your rights and make sure you know all your options. Your injuries will get the proper treatment and we’ll work hard to recover your losses, pain, and suffering. Until we win your case, you spend nothing on costs and you pay no attorney’s fees. We do this because we have the confidence that comes with decades of experience. Call us today at 1-800-FL-LEGAL (800-335-3425).
There are certain costs that our firm pays on your behalf during the course of your case. These might include charges for:
Copies of records & reports
Expert witness fees
Various other costs
Similar to most personal injury firms, Rubenstein Law requires that these costs be paid back out of your settlement, separate from our percentage fee. If you do not receive any settlement or judgment, our firm will not require that you pay us back for the costs we paid on your behalf.
Most of the cases our firm handles settle without needing to file a lawsuit. If there is a reason your case needs to go to court, we will explain all the options to you, and you will decide which option is best for you and your family. Your Rubenstein Law attorney will recommend which option we think is best, but the final decision is yours.
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