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Commercial Truck Accidents

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Commercial Truck Accident Lawyer in Boca Raton

Unwavering advocacy when it matters most

Have you ever felt an inexplicable urge to quickly pass a truck or move away from it while driving on I-95? Maybe this urge is fueled by knowledge of a truck-drivers blind spots, or the natural fear of driving by a moving vehicle that weighs over 10,000 pounds. Unfortunately, this strange phenomenon is one of the second most common causes for truck crashes. According to 911 Driving School, there are specific guidelines for passing a commercial motor vehicle, may it be a truck, semi truck, bus, or tractor trailer. Nonetheless, there are millions of more individuals that suffer catastrophic injuries due to negligent drivers. If you are the victim of a truck accident it is extremely important that you find legal representation as soon as possible. Due to the nature of truck accidents, typically involving multiple parties, determining liability is a complex task. Leaving your case at the hands of an expert truck accident attorney, significantly increases your chances of receiving compensation for your losses. Why? Because truck accident attorney's have the power to acquire important evidence to build a strong case on your behalf.  For instance, a truck crash lawyer may inquire on the at-fault party's condition at the time of the accident: Was the driver's negligence caused by fatigue or other unfavorable conditions? 

 

At Senft Injury Advocates, our unwavering commitment to securing justice for victims of commercial truck accidents sets us apart. With our specialized focus on commercial motor vehicle accidents, we understand the unique complexities that these cases entail. Our dedicated team in Boca Raton is here to guide you through the intricacies of commercial truck accidents, ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve.

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Alarming Statistics: A Call For Action

According to the Institute for Safer Trucking, truck accidents have been on a distressing rise, with a 75% increase in truck crash deaths from 2012 to 2021. In the year of 2021, around 373 truck crash fatalities were reported. In fact, 25% of fatal work zone crashes involved at least one large truck. These statistics are especially worrisome for the residents of Boca Raton and Delray Beach. The five counties with the highest truck crash deaths in 2021 were Miami-Dade, Polk, Hillsborough, Duval, and Palm Beach. These alarming statistics are the one the primary reasons why Senft Injury Advocates has dedicated itself to understanding the intricacies of commercial vehicle liability laws. Senft Injury Advocates is a family-owned personal injury law firm, comprised of attorney's born and raised in Boca Raton Florida. We passionately fight to protect the members of our community as if we were fighting on behalf of a family member. If you or a loved has has been injured in a commercial truck accident, we urge you to seek legal representation. Insurance companies are aware of these statistics and have in turn invested even more money into legal representation. Insurance companies have lawyers, and so should you. 

Common Types of Commercial Trucks: What You Need to Know

Understanding the diverse types of commercial trucks is essential in comprehending the intricacies of truck accidents. From box trucks to tanker trucks, each type presents unique challenges and risks. Our guidance, combined with detailed insights, allow us to navigate the complexities of truck accidents with confidence.

Different Types of Commercial Trucks:

  • Tractor-trailer

  • Dump Truck

  • Heavy Hauler

  • Flatbed 

  • Tanker 

  • Refrigerator Truck/Reefer Truck 

  • Garbage Truck 

  • Box Trucks/Box Vans/Straight Trucks 

  • Auto Haulers 

  • Landscape Truck 

  • Roll-Off – Roll-off trucks 

  • Service Utility 

Common Types of Truck Accidents in Florida

Truck accidents in Florida encompass a range of scenarios that demand specialized legal expertise. Rollover accidents, jackknife incidents, and runaway truck collisions are just a few examples of the challenges we're well-equipped to address. Senft Injury Advocates has had the privilege of handling and winning all types of truck accident cases in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and all through-out Palm Beach County. In fact, our skilled lawyers specialize is commercial motor vehicle accidents, making us adept at analyzing the intricate factors contributing to these accidents, in turn, guaranteeing that you receive the highest possible compensation.

Unraveling the Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are inherently more dangerous due to the immense force exerted by these large vehicles. When a heavy truck collides with a smaller vehicle, the consequences can be catastrophic.

 

Identifying the root causes of truck accidents is pivotal in building a strong case. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, factors such as poor maintenance, improperly loaded cargo, adverse weather conditions, and driver errors can contribute to collisions. Uncovering these causes, often rooted in negligence, forms a cornerstone of our approach to securing compensation for our clients. Our winning track-record with commercial truck accidents acts as a blueprint in handling any new case. Although each case is unique, our experience shows us where, when, and how to look for crucial evidence. 

Injuries Suffered in Truck Accidents: The Toll on Victims

Due to their size and momentum, commercial trucks can cause severe injuries to occupants of smaller vehicles. Traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, internal organ injuries, neck injuries, and permanent disfigurement are among the catastrophic outcomes victims may face. Our commitment lies in helping you navigate the aftermath of such injuries and securing appropriate compensation.

At Senft Injury Advocates, your physical and mental recovery is of utmost importance. Upon signing with us, our Boca Raton truck accident lawyers will connect you with a team of medical experts to treat your injuries. Being involved in a commercial truck accident is traumatizing enough; thus, we encourage you to focus solely on your recovery while we navigate the legal nuisances, file a claim with the insurance companies, and attain maximum compensation on your behalf. 

Truck Accident Claims: Complexity Demands Expertise

Truck accident claims are inherently intricate, requiring an in-depth understanding of regulations and legal nuances. The involvement of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) adds an extra layer of complexity. Moreover, insurance companies often contest these claims, without even assessing proper liability. Unfortunately, insurance companies fight to minimize their losses with no regard for the well-being of the injured victim. The legal power and lack of empathy executed by insurance companies only necessitates the prowess of experienced attorneys to navigate these challenges. At a time when you are most vulnerable, you need an even stronger force fighting on your behalf. Don't let insurance companies bully you into settling for less than you deserve. Senft Injury Advocates is here fight back. 

Liability Laws for Commercial Truck Accidents in Florida

Understanding liability laws is pivotal in securing compensation for commercial truck accidents. The intricacies of these laws, as outlined by the Florida Statutes 627.7415 and 627.742, require a skilled legal team to ensure that your rights are fully protected.

According to Florida Statute 627.7415, commercial motor vehicle drivers must be insured and satisfy the following minimum liability coverage for both bodily injury and property damage:

  • $50,000 for commercial motor vehicles that weigh between 26,000 and 35,000 pounds. 

  • $100,000 for commercial motor vehicles that weigh between 35,000 and 44,000 pounds. 

  • $300,000 for commercial motor vehicles that weigh 44,000 pounds or more. 

As listed in Florida Statute 627.742, nonpublic sector buses must hold additional liability coverage:

  • $100,000 for bodily injury or death of one person in the accident

  • $300,000 for bodily injury or death per crash involving two or more persons

  • $50,000 for property damage 

Unlike standard car accidents, truck accidents may involve multiple liable parties. Beyond the driver, trucking companies, load crews, and mechanics could share responsibility. Our Boca Raton truck accident attorneys delve deep into the complexities of your case, leaving no stone unturned in seeking fair compensation.

Going Toe-to-Toe with Insurance Companies

When you're facing the aftermath of a commercial truck accident, trust Senft Injury Advocates to be your unwavering advocates. Contact us now for a free case consultation to start your journey toward justice and compensation. When you call, accident attorney Alex Senft will answer your call. 

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Don't Settle For Less Than You Deserve. Secure maximum compensation with a Boca Raton truck accident lawyer. 

Unlike big personal injury law firms, Senft Injury Advocates takes pride in offering immediate case evaluations. Call us now or submit a form to contact personal injury attorney Alex B. Senft. 

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