Tampa, FL – August 28, 2021 – Kemp, Ruge, and Green Law Group wants residents to know the reasons why victims in a commercial truck accident should hire a truck accident lawyer.
In the state of Florida, the driver of a commercial truck is not automatically at-fault for causing an accident. Although accidents between cars and commercial trucks are usually catastrophic, it is not always found to be the truck driver’s fault.
Kemp, Ruge, & Green Law Group knows that there are many reasons how an accident can be caused by a truck driver. Their Tampa truck accident lawyers are knowledgeable about the different ways an accident can be considered the fault of the commercial truck driver. Commercial drivers are often forced to drive long hours to meet their quotas and may be exhausted. And just like regular drivers, commercial truck drivers can also be intoxicated.
Many times, the truck driver is simply poorly trained. Equipment failure is a common cause of accidents involving commercial trucks. There could be a tire blowout because the driver or his company did not inspect their tires regularly. Brakes also need to be checked regularly, along with turn signals and lights.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration also has laws concerning equipment, driver hours, weight limits, and driver health.
Although it seems like it makes sense to charge the fault to the driver, even when the driver is at-fault many truck drivers have regular insurance just like anyone else. Truck drivers are only required to carry $10,000 worth of liability insurance. Once that is used up, an injured party must sue the driver himself. The truck driver may not have enough resources to pay the huge medical expenses and personal property damages of the injured person.
The commercial truck accident attorneys at Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group will assess the driver’s insurance policies but will typically recommend negotiating with the trucking company’s insurance itself. With their many years of experience in handling commercial truck accidents in Tampa, they know that the employer can be held responsible for the errors the driver made to cause the accident.
Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group can also hold the commercial trucking company responsible if they knowingly hired a driver with a prior history of dangerous driving. They are also responsible if they put unsafe equipment out on the road, or if they require drivers to falsify their time records.
As noted, Tampa, Florida area residents should always contact a truck accident lawyer who has extensive knowledge of Florida state laws. An experienced attorney in commercial truck accidents will be knowledgeable about all the nuances of Florida laws and will be able to help their clients recover the maximum compensation they are entitled to for their injuries.
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