Trucking accidents are a complex area of personal injury law, often involving multiple parties and intricate legal procedures. At J. Manuel Neyra, PA, with 24 years of experience serving the Tampa Bay Hispanic market and statewide, we understand the complexities that come with these cases. This article aims to shed light on the causes and legalities surrounding trucking accidents.
The Causes of Trucking Accidents
One of the leading causes of trucking accidents is driver fatigue. Federal regulations limit the number of hours a truck driver can operate, but these rules are often violated.
Trucks are complex machines that require regular maintenance. Failure to maintain essential components like brakes or tires can lead to catastrophic accidents.
The use of mobile devices, eating, or any form of distraction can impair a driver’s ability to operate the vehicle safely.
Adverse weather conditions such as fog, rain, or snow can make it challenging for truck drivers to maintain control, leading to accidents.
Legal Aspects of Trucking Accidents
Determining liability in a trucking accident can be complicated. Parties that could be held responsible include:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The manufacturer of the truck or its parts
- Other drivers on the road
Victims of trucking accidents are entitled to seek compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
- Property damage
Given the complexities involved, it’s crucial to hire an experienced attorney who specializes in trucking accidents. Legal representation can significantly impact the amount of compensation you may receive.
The Importance of Evidence
Collecting evidence is vital for building a strong case. This can include:
- Police reports
- Eyewitness accounts
- Medical records
- Expert testimony
Statute of Limitations
In Florida, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit in a trucking accident case is four years from the date of the accident. Missing this deadline can result in losing your right to seek compensation.
Why Choose J. Manuel Neyra, PA?
Our firm specializes in trucking accidents, among other areas of personal injury law. We have the expertise to navigate the complexities of these cases.
We offer bilingual legal services, ensuring that language is never a barrier to justice, particularly for our primary target audience in the Tampa Bay Hispanic market.
We prioritize our clients’ needs, offering personalized legal solutions tailored to each case’s unique circumstances.
Trucking accidents are a complex landscape involving multiple causes and intricate legalities. Understanding these complexities is crucial for anyone involved in such an accident. At J. Manuel Neyra, PA, we are committed to providing comprehensive, culturally sensitive legal representation. With 24 years of experience, we have the expertise to guide you through the complexities of trucking accident law. Contact us today at 813-442-8744 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for a consultation.