Florida Keys Truck Accident Lawyer
Were you or a loved one injured in a truck accident in Key Largo, Key West, or another area of the Florida Keys? If so, we recommend you speak with a bilingual Florida Keys trucks accident lawyer as soon as possible. If you have never been in this situation before, you may not realize that a truck accident is far different than a car crash. Commercial trucks are heavily regulated by federal law, which means it is important to determine if the truck driver or company violated one or more regulations. The cause of the truck could be a party you are not initially aware of, such as a manufacturer, maintenance provider, or other vendor. Additionally, truck wrecks typically lead to more significant property damage and injuries that are serious, catastrophic or result in wrongful death.
Because of all of these differences and others, it is essential you work with an attorney who has specific experience litigating 18-wheeler accidents and other truck collisions like those at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. Contact us online or call (877) 475-2905 to schedule a free consultation.Florida Keys Truck Accidents
Off Florida’s southern coast is a well-known archipelago. This is a group of more than 1,700 islands called the Florida Keys. Not all of the Keys are inhabited, but dozens are home to Florida residents and are open to visitors throughout the year. The Florida Keys are divided between the Upper Keys, which are closest to Miami and include Key Largo. There are the Middle Keys, which encompass the Marathon Islands, and there are the Lower Keys, which include Key West.
To travel amongst the Keys, commercial trucks and other vehicles use U.S. Highway 1, better known as the Overseas Highway. This highway actually stretches across the entire U.S., from the Canadian border to the southern most area of the U.S. in Key West. Part of the Overseas Highway is the Seven Mile Bridge, which connects the Middle Keys to the Lower Keys.
While the Overseas Highway may be convenient, and the Seven Mile Bridge may by an architectural and engineering marvel, these roads are not perfectly safe. Like all highly trafficked areas, they are at risk for accidents. People speed, drivers may be intoxicated, and many drivers have to drive through significant sun glares. If you are in a collision with a semi-truck or other commercial vehicle on these roads or a local road on a Key, call our truck accident lawyers for the Florida Keys right away.Types of Commercial Trucks
There are many large, commercial vehicles that are involved in crashes in the Florida Keys, including:
- Garbage Trucks
- Utilities Trucks
- Commercial Vehicles
- Box Truck
- Moving Trucks
- Delivery Trucks
- USPS Vehicle
- Refrigerator Trucks
- Dump Truck
- Mobile Crane
If you were involved in an accident with any of these types of commercial trucks, call our truck accident attorneys for the Florida Keys right away. We will seek to preserve evidence, investigate the crash, pursue an insurance claim, and file the necessary personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf.Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Trucking crashes occur for all sorts of reasons. At times, the underlying reason is a truck driver’s carelessness. It also may be that the truck or a certain part was defective, a trucking company may not have maintained the vehicle, or a driver in another vehicle was negligent.
No matter your situation, we will take steps to immediately preserve evidence and investigate the crash. One of our Florida Keys truck accident attorneys will send a preservation letter to the other parties involved in the crash. This ensures a trucking company does not “lose” or destroy potentially important records. Then, we will work with local, state, and federal authorities to find out what happened and why. We also may hire one or more trucking experts to review the evidence we obtain and provide an opinion regarding the cause of the crash.
Through previous semi-truck cases, we have found some of the most common causes of trucking accidents include:
- Truck Driver Negligence in the Florida Keys
- Florida Keys Truck Accidents Caused By Truck Driver Fatigue
- Distracted Driving Florida Keys Truck Accidents
- Florida Keys Truck Accidents Due to Drug and Alcohol Use
- Florida Keys Truck Accidents Due to Improper Loading
- Florida Keys Truck Accidents Due to Negligent Maintenance
- Florida Keys Truck Accidents Due to Substance Abuse
After you have been injured in a Florida Keys truck accident or lost a loved one in a fatal truck crash, you will benefit from legal advice and guidance. By hiring a Florida Keys truck accident law firm, you have someone to fully explain the law and your rights. You have someone who has the knowledge and experience to investigate the crash, gather evidence, and analyze fault and liability for the crash. You have a strong, aggressive advocate who will deal with the legal and insurance claim processes. When it comes down to it, you will have someone who knows what your case is worth and will fight for you to receive full and fair compensation for your injuries or loss.
To talk with one of our bilingual truck accident lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz P.A., call us at (305) 371-6000 or reach out online to schedule a free consultation.