There are many different skills that are required to operate a large commercial truck safely. When a trucking company hires a driver, they are supposed to ensure that the driver has the training to drive the type of trucks for which he would be responsible. In addition, the trucking company has the obligation to check a driver's background in order to determine if there is any evidence of substance abuse or other issues that would impair the driver's ability to safely navigate the roadways with tractor-trailers and other large trucks. When the trucking company fails in this obligation, innocent drivers and occupants in other vehicles can be seriously hurt or killed.
Commercial truck collisions are devastating because of the mass and weight of the vehicle, leading to high impact forces. People who are injured in a truck accident may never recover. With more than 130 years of collective experience, the tenacious and compassionate Miami truck accident lawyers at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A. understand how critical it is to recover compensation for our clients. We work with our clients to identify everyone responsible, in whole or in part, for the crash.
Liability is one of the critical questions in a truck crash case. Generally speaking, liability may be imposed under the following two theories: