Car accidents involving semi-trucks are some of the most dangerous types of accidents a driver can be involved in. Due to the size and speed at which semi-trucks operate, when they collide with a much smaller passenger vehicle, the smaller vehicle is usually destroyed – leaving the driver and passengers inside in a dire situation.
In the modern economy, trucking companies and truck drivers are unfortunately incentivized to cut corners in hopes of delivering cargo faster and faster. Those cuts lead to accidents, and more often than not, innocent drivers are injured due to the negligence of trucking companies.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a semi-truck in Miami, contact Bailey Glasser as soon as possible. Our nationwide team of attorneys is experienced in taking on trucking companies and their insurance carriers, and we’re ready to hear from you today.
Common Types of Truck Accidents
Usually, truck accidents are more complex than accidents only involving passenger vehicles because semi-trucks are sophisticated pieces of equipment with many parts and components. Sometimes, a truck accident is caused by the driver, and in other cases, a truck accident is caused by a malfunctioning piece of equipment, such as the trailer or tires. Some of the most common types of accidents involving semi-trucks include the following list.
- Rollover accidents
- Jackknife accidents
- Lane changing accidents
- Lost cargo or spilled cargo incidents
- Tire blowouts
- Underride and override collisions
When a truck crashes, it often takes out anything and everything in its path – leading to multi-car pile up accidents, lots of property damage, and serious injuries for everyone involved. For that reason, no matter the type of accident,
Truck Accident Lawsuits
When an innocent victim is injured in a car crash caused by a truck driver or trucking company’s negligence, that victim has a right to seek legal compensation for their injuries. In Florida, accident victims are able to seek compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the person or entity responsible for causing their injuries. But in trucking accident cases, it can often be difficult to determine exactly who is at fault. Trucking is a complex industry with many moving parts, and with respect to a singular trucking haul, there could be numerous people who made mistakes to cause an accident. Some of the people and entities who may be legally responsible for causing a semi-truck accident include the following:
- The truck driver as an individual
- The trucking company
- A staffing agency that hired the driver
- The company that owns the trailer and/or cargo
- The people who loaded the cargo into the truck
- A maintenance worker or company
One of the most important ways that a truck accident lawyer can serve accident victims is by conducting a thorough investigation into who and what caused an accident to occur. Our experienced and capable attorneys at Bailey Glasser have the knowledge and the resources to get to the bottom of any case, and if we’re able to take your case, we’ll determine exactly what went wrong.
Contact Bailey Glasser Today
Bailey Glasser offers free, no-risk consultations to prospective truck accident clients in the Miami and greater Florida areas. We’re looking forward to hearing from you – contact us today to set up a free consultation with a member of our nationwide personal injury team.
In addition to truck accidents, our Miami legal team at Bailey Glasser also provides comprehensive support in cases involving wrongful death, medical malpractice, and dog bite incidents. We bring the same dedication and expertise to every case, ensuring you receive the legal assistance you need. Reach out to us for any of these concerns, and we’ll fight relentlessly for your rights and the justice you deserve.