Trucks are the largest and most powerful vehicles on South Florida’s roadways. Consider this scary fact. The average commercial semi-truck can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. When traveling at high speeds, they can deliver a tremendous amount of destructive force. The results are often deadly. My name is Bradley S. Hartman and I am a Cooper City trucking accident attorney. Truck accidents are often the most brutal of all personal injury claims. It only takes one negligent act by a truck driver to cause catastrophic injuries or even death. For more than 30 years, my legal staff and I have successfully represented many trucking accident victims across Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.
Commercial trucks make up a huge portion of South Florida’s congested traffic. While most truck drivers are highly-skilled professionals, even the best driver can have a lapse of judgement that can result in an accident. In addition to human error, there are also plenty of other dangers on South Florida’s roadways, including tire blowouts. Because of their high center of gravity, large commercial trucks are more prone to flipping. Any kind of engine hitch can also increase the likelihood of a jackknife. It is also very easy for driver’s to become distracted and many others drive carelessly. Just one collision can bring devastating consequences for accident victims. Among the most common causes of trucking accidents include:
Unlike most car or motorcycles accidents, commercial trucking accidents in South Florida typically involve multiple parties. Drivers are not always at fault in commercial trucking accidents. In addition to the driver, their employer and the owner of the cargo may also be liable. Many accidents are due to poor maintenance by the trucking company or poor design by the vehicle manufacturer. Over the years, the legal team at the Cooper City Law Offices of Bradley S. Hartman has utilized an aggressive and comprehensive approach to protect the rights of trucking accident victims. When dealing with serious and catastrophic injuries, it is vital for accident victims to receive the maximum settlement in order to live the best possible quality of life. Many of these injuries will require a lifetime of treatment and medical care. Our goal is to help our clients move on from their accident and help them live the best possible quality of life.
Despite advances in technology, trucking accidents remain a major problem on South Florida’s roadways. If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of others, it vital to seek representation from a legal professional with a track record of protecting the rights of accident victims. Cooper City trucking accident attorney Bradley S. Hartman has helped countless men and women recover the settlement needed to account for their medical expenses, damages and lost wages. He and his legal staff take great pride in always looking after the best interests of each client. Do not take chances on your representation. Contact the Law Offices of Bradley S. Hartman and schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.