26% of Commercial Trucking Accidents Caused by Defective Brakes
Each year, thousands of commercial trucking accidents take place. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 113,775 accidents involved large trucks in 2011 alone. Out of those accidents, 3,661 lives were lost.
Often times, catastrophic trucking accidents occur by no fault of the truck driver, but by unseen vehicle failures, such as defective breaks. A FMSCA study performed over a 3-year period concluded that in 26 percent of trucking accidents, defective brakes were to blame.
When trucking accidents do occur, the sheer size and weight of these commercial trucks often result in horrific injuries and fatalities. Back and spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, broken bones, burns, lacerations, internal injuries, and wrongful death are all devastating and life-changing consequences of a trucking accident. When a victim survives such a catastrophic accident, the injuries that were sustained, can take months or even years to fully recover from. Sadly, many victims will never make a full recovery. Victims who live with these injuries will lead a life filled with pain and suffering.
When it comes to trucking accidents, several parties may be liable for the injuries and/or damages that were sustained, including:
- The truck driver
- Owner of the truck
- The company or individual who leased the truck from the owner
- The manufacturer of the truck, tires, brakes, or other parts that may have contributed to the accident
Quite often all these individuals and/or companies will argue about which company, or person, is truly responsible for the accident, and who will pay out compensation to the victim. When this occurs, you need an experienced Miami trucking accident attorney to help sort through the chaos and the smokescreens and establish a clear chain of liability.
If you, or a loved one, have been hurt in a Miami trucking accident, it is important to seek legal representation. An attorney will fight aggressively to help ensure that you receive compensation that is rightfully yours. The compensation you receive can go to help cover medical bills, lost wages, future lost earnings, property damages, as well as pain and suffering.
Contact Miami Truck Accident Lawyer if you or someone you love has been injured in a truck related accident in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, or anywhere in the State of Florida, you need an experienced Miami truck accident lawyer on your side. Contact the Law Offices of Victor Dante to learn more about all of your legal options. Call us at 1-888-920-HURT or 305-949-2526 today to discuss your case.