It is a fact that drunk driving continues to be a serious problem on roads throughout South Florida. This danger is compounded when the drunk driver is behind the wheel of an 80,000 pound tractor-trailer where even accidents that happen at low rates of speed lead to devastating injuries for the occupants of the passenger car impacted by the commercial truck.
As experienced Miami truck accident attorneys, the lawyers at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A. understand the devastation faced by those who have been harmed in a tractor-trailer accident, as well as their family members. We will fight to get you the damages recovery that you need for ongoing medical bills, related expenses, and the terrible pain and suffering that you have endured as a result of the truck crash. We have handled well over a 100 truck accident cases. Some have involved deaths while in others we have represented those injured by a truckers negligence. Our founding partner is on the Florida board of APITLA ( Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America) and all the firm's attorneys are experienced in handling truck accidents, knowing the regulations which apply and how to go about proving fault. Truck accidents ARE NOT the same as car crashes and should be handled in a different manner by experienced lawyers and experts..It is important to hire a qualified lawyer as soon as possible after an crash involving a truck. May trucking companies are taught to call their insurance carrier.
When hiring a truck driver, a commercial trucking company should have performed a background check looking for evidence of alcohol or illegal substance abuse, including: