West Palm Beach Truck Accident Lawyers
FLORIDA INJURY ATTORNEY SERVES PALM BEACH, BROWARD AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTIES
Large trucks serve a vital function in South Florida’s economy, but these big-rigs, mostly weighing at least five tons, can inflict major harm if they crash into a smaller vehicle. For this reason, special regulations apply to these trucks, their drivers and owners. Still, collisions occur, and when they do, victims should have a strong advocate to secure relief from the individuals and businesses responsible for the damage. Located in West Palm Beach, Winegar Law, P.A. delivers tough, smart representation for victims dealing with the devastating results that often follow a truck accident. In personal injury and wrongful death litigation, we know how to pinpoint instances of negligence and help plaintiffs maximize their financial recovery.
PROVEN ADVOCATE TAKES CASES INVOLVING VIOLATIONS OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLE RULES
In Palm Beach County, the number of annual accidents involving commercial vehicles has approached 3,000. On local roads and major expressways such as Interstate 95 and Florida’s Turnpike, most trucks operate safely on a daily basis, but various types of negligence can spark an accident at any moment, including:
- Untrained drivers — Operating a commercial vehicle is not like driving the family car or even a truck designed for personal use. When the truck driver lacks the proper license or training, we’ll press that person and the business that hired them for appropriate relief.
- Fatigue — Fatigue significantly affects anyone’s ability to maintain control, and when the vehicle weighs more than five tons, the danger is heightened. Commercial vehicle drivers are limited to 11 hours behind the wheel and 14 hours of total service in a day. Strict records must be kept, and if there is a question as to whether a commercial vehicle operator exceeded a legal limit, we’ll look at the logs and other available evidence.
- Overloaded and oversized trucks — Outside of specially designated oversized vehicles, most trucks are subject to a gross weight limit of 80,000 pounds, which includes both the vehicle and any cargo being carried. Excessive weight not only creates a greater impact in a collision but also limits a driver’s ability to maneuver the vehicle quickly.
- Poor maintenance — Overlooking a worn-out part or bypassing a standard safety check could be the catalyst for a tragedy. Fleet owners, drivers and companies responsible for truck maintenance have a duty to protect those who share the road with trucks.
Whether your case stems from a jackknife, T-bone, underride, rear-end collision or some other type of truck accident, we have the skill and experience to challenge defendants and their insurance companies. Beginning with a free initial consultation, attorney Joshua Winegar will develop a thorough strategy designed to maximize the likelihood of a favorable outcome.
LITIGATOR WORKS TO MAXIMIZE RECOVERY IN INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS
Large trucks have a tremendous size and weight advantage over other vehicles. Accordingly, there is a greater chance of a catastrophic injury or fatality when a truck crashes into a car. As a proven South Florida litigation firm, we have a formidable track record in serious cases involving brain injuries, paralysis and other kinds of severe harm associated with truck accidents. No matter how complex a personal injury or wrongful death claim might be, we work tirelessly to obtain the maximum payment for our clients through a negotiated settlement or in court.
Contact an accomplished Florida truck accident lawyer for a free consultation
Winegar Law, P.A. assists South Florida residents in litigation arising from truck accidents and other vehicle collisions. To make an appointment for a free initial consultation, please call 833-660-7822 or contact us online. From our office in West Palm Beach, we serve clients throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.