Accidents Involving Dump Trucks
Florida Dump Truck Accident Attorney for Serious Injuries
While dump trucks are necessary to many types of large-scale construction projects, they also present risks to motorists on Florida’s roads. When operated in an unsafe manner or not properly maintained, dump trucks can cause serious accidents that can leave victims suffering from life-altering or life-threatening injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured, you may be entitled to a significant financial recovery, and you should speak with a Florida dump truck accident attorney right away.
How Dump Truck Accidents Happen
Dump truck accidents can have a variety of different causes. This includes causes related to driver negligence as well as causes related to the truck itself. For example, when we represent victims of dump truck accidents in Florida, we look for evidence of factors including:
- Inadequate dump truck maintenance
- Dump truck defects
- Hiring unsafe, untrained or unskilled drivers
- Failing to conduct adequate driver background checks
- Failing to adequately monitor dump truck drivers’ safety records
- Forcing dump truck drivers to log long hours behind the wheel
- Carrying loads that exceed the truck’s weight rating and capabilities
- Speeding, tailgating and other reckless driving behaviors
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driving while distracted (including talking on the phone or texting)
- Driving while fatigued
Our Florida Dump Truck Accident Attorney Holds Trucking Companies Accountable
When a dump truck is involved in an accident, proving fault is one of the first steps toward recovering just compensation. When you choose our firm to represent you, our lawyers will immediately launch an investigation in order to gather the evidence needed to hold the trucking company accountable. We will work diligently to preserve all available evidence, and then we will use our experience to seek maximum compensation for your accident-related losses.
What Should I Do After an Accident?
Given the importance of conducting a prompt investigation, if you or a loved one has been injured in a dump truck accident, you should consult with an attorney right away. In addition to scheduling a free consultation as soon as possible, you should also:
1. Seek Medical Attention
See a doctor promptly. When you do, fully describe your symptoms, and be sure you know what you need to do in order to follow your doctor’s advice.
2. Collect Your Evidence from the Truck Crash
Collect any evidence you have from the scene of the accident. In particular, if you took photos with your phone, be sure to keep them to give to your accident attorney.
3. Keep the Details to Yourself
Avoid discussing the accident with anyone other than your truck accident attorney. Do not post about the accident on social media; and, if anyone contacts you about the accident, tell them that your attorney will need to speak on your behalf.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Florida Dump Truck Accident Attorney
To discuss your case with a Florida dump truck accident attorney at Searcy Denney, call us at 800-780-8607, or contact us online. Your initial consultation is free and confidential, and you pay nothing unless we win.