Truck Accident Lawyer West Palm Beach | Truck Injury Attorneys

The injuries received by victims of traffic accidents involving trucks are often catastrophic and permanent. In addition, many victims of such accidents die at the accident scene or sometime later, as a result of injuries sustained at the scene. When truck accidents are caused by the negligence of a truck driver or the negligence of a truck driver’s employer, the driver and/or the driver’s employer may be found liable in a negligence action for a victim’s resulting injuries or death. In some cases, a truck crash is caused by a defect in the truck involved in the crash. If a victim’s injury or death is determined to have been caused by the truck’s defect, the manufacturer of the truck and others involved in the truck’s production and sale may be found liable for the accident victim’s injury or death. This is where a Truck Accident Lawyer West Palm Beach from Killino firm can help you get the maximum settlement.

If you have been injured or one of your family members has been killed in a truck accident caused by driver negligence or a defect in the truck or one of the other motor vehicles involved, you may be able to recover financial compensation for the damages you or your family members have suffered as a result of your injuries or loved one’s death. The Killino Firm’s West Palm Beach, Florida, truck accident attorneys have extensive experience with truck accident cases, including those arising out of injuries or deaths caused by the negligence of truck drivers and/or their employers or by defects in trucks and other motor vehicles. Contact The Killino Firm at 561-835-9898 for a cost-free evaluation of your case and additional information about your legal rights and options.

Legal Liability for Truck Accident Injuries and Deaths

Truck accidents are often caused by the negligence of a truck driver, the negligence of another driver involved in the accident, or a defect in the truck or another vehicle. Accident victims may also die or suffer enhanced injuries as a result of defects in safety equipment installed in the vehicles occupied by victims at the time of a crash.

Injuries and Deaths Caused by Truck Driver Negligence

All drivers have the duty to exercise reasonable care for the safety of drivers and occupants of other vehicles with whom they share a road or highway. This includes the duty to obey all traffic laws and rules of the road and any applicable regulations. The violation of federal regulations related to the safe operation of trucks, for example, can be found to be negligence causal of an accident victim’s injury or death.

The violation by any driver of traffic laws or rules of the road may be determined to constitute negligence per se on the part of a driver whose traffic or rule violation was a cause of an accident victim’s injury or death. Negligence per se means that the violation itself is considered to satisfy both the duty and breach of duty elements of a negligence claim. In such cases, the plaintiff will need to establish that the violation occurred, that the violation was a cause of the victim’s injury or death, and that the plaintiff suffered legally compensable damages as a result of the victim’s injury or death. Truck drivers have been found to have negligently caused accident victims’ injuries and deaths by driving at illegal speeds, driving while fatigued, driving inattentively, driving too long without a break, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

In some cases, the negligence of a truck driver’s employer may also be found to have caused an accident victim’s injury or death. If a trucking company pays its employees in a manner that induces drivers to drive at excessive speeds, take few or no breaks, and drive while fatigued, the trucking company may be found to have negligently caused an accident victim’s injury or death and result in the trucking company’s direct liability for the damages suffered by the victim or the victim’s family. A trucking company may also be found directly liable for such damages if the company is determined to have been negligent in screening, hiring, training, monitoring, or retaining a driver whose negligence caused an accident victim’s injury or death.

Injuries and Deaths Caused by Defective Trucks and Other Vehicles

Defects in trucks or other vehicles involved in a truck accident may also cause a victim’s injury or death. In some cases, a defect in the safety equipment installed in the vehicle occupied by an accident victim may be found to have caused a victim’s death or enhanced injuries. When a defect in a truck or other vehicle is determined to have caused an accident victim’s injury or death, the manufacturer and others in the chain of the defective vehicle’s distribution may be found strictly liable for the victim’s injury or death. If a victim sustains enhanced injuries as a result of a defective airbag or other safety equipment in the vehicle occupied by the victim, the manufacturer of the airbag as well as the manufacturer of the vehicle and others in the chain of the vehicle’s distribution may be held strictly liable for the victim’s resulting injuries or death.

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If you have been injured or one of your family members has been killed in a truck accident and you suspect that your injuries or family member’s death was caused by the negligence of the truck driver, the negligence of another driver, or a defect in the truck or other vehicle involved in the accident, The Killino Firm’s West Palm Beach, Florida, truck accident attorneys can help you obtain the justice you deserve from the responsible parties. Contact The Killino Firm at 561-835-9898 for expert and experienced assistance with your truck accident case.

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Date published: 03/05/2015
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