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In a collision with a large commercial truck, even the toughest car, SUV, or passenger truck does not stand much of a chance. Large truck accidents are some of the deadliest crashes on the road. The injuries are often severe or fatal, and multiple vehicles can be involved. When a truck carrying hazardous materials crashes, it can endanger and harm people in a widespread area, and damage property. If you have been injured or lost a loved on in a large truck accident, please talk to one of our Boynton Beach Trucking Accident Attorneys today.
Truck accident cases require extensive knowledge of federal and state trucking laws. They are very different from regular auto accidents, and can be extremely complex, due to the laws involved and the potential for multiple responsible parties and numerous victims being involving in a single accident.
Truck Accident Causes
Although the cause of your trucking accident may seem obvious, large truck accidents are often the result of a combination of problems. Your truck accident attorney must conduct a thorough investigation to determine all of the underlying causes and therefore, who can be held responsible for your accident. Common cause and contributing factors in large truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Unrealistic schedules
- Inadequate truck maintenance
- Improperly loaded or overloaded truck
- Excessive speed
- Blind spots
- Defective truck or equipment
- Defective roadway
- Reckless behavior of other drivers
Types of Truck Accidents
The type of large truck accident in which you were involved can have a large bearing on your case. For instance, different laws apply to different types of trucks, cargo, and roadways. Your truck accident may fall into more than one of these categories:
- Tanker truck
- Hazardous materials
- Wide turn
- Bridge or underpass
- Multi-car pile-up
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a large truck accident, call Boynton Beach truck accident attorneys Fenster & Cohen, P.A. by calling (954) 473-1500 or toll-free at (877) 845-8989 or contact us online. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.