When a large truck or big rig collides with an automobile or motorcycle, the results can be grim. Passengers and drivers of smaller vehicles often sustain traumatic injuries due to the substantial size difference between the vehicles involved in the accident.
The FL truck accident attorneys at QBM LEGAL may be able to help you recover fair compensation after a big rig collision resulting in medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Contact our South Florida office today at +1 (954) 669-0809, and schedule a free case evaluation to learn more about your legal options.
Who is liable for my truck accident injuries?
When another driver acts carelessly, breaking traffic laws and causing an accident, this driver is liable for the injuries suffered by others involved in the crash. When a truck driver is negligent and causes a Fort Lauderdale accident, however, a legal doctrine known as vicarious liability comes into play.
This doctrine states the employer is responsible for its employees’ actions, as long as the employees acted in the scope of their employment. This means a trucking company or another large corporation is likely liable for the injuries you sustained in a South Florida big rig collision. While this means a higher potential payout, it also means fighting a bigger opponent and facing complications most people are not familiar with.
Occasionally, truck accidents occur because of negligent actions on the part of a truck maintenance company, truck manufacturer, parts manufacturer, or even a tire company. We can help you determine who is liable for your injuries, and pursue a claim for compensation based on that party’s insurance policy.
It is important to note, however, automobile collisions can be the result of a variety of factors, and sometimes multiple parties can accept some blame for one accident. In some cases, you may share the responsibility for your accident with the trucking company. This does not prevent you from collecting compensation, although it does reduce your available compensation based on the theory of contributory negligence.
Call us today at +1 (954) 669-0809 to schedule a FREE consultation.