Truck accidents thankfully make up a small number of the total motor vehicle crashes that occur on Florida roads every year, but statistics show that they are still massive in their devastation. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that there are more than 10,300 crashes involving semis, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, and other large commercial trucks every year statewide. Around 350 people are killed, while another 5,300 victims suffer injuries ranging from minor to catastrophic.
You may be aware that you have rights under Florida law, and the most logical party to hold accountable is the truck driver who caused the accident. However, a trucking company or other employer may also play a key role in terms of putting a safe truck and operator on the road. Failures with these responsibilities could also cause a truck crash, even when the employer is miles away from the collision. Your Miami truck accident lawyer will explain reasons to pursue the company as a potential party because it may be liable for the following.