For many people, there is a time when they will need to rent a large truck, whether this is to move from one place to another, pick up a large item, or perform some work-related task as a contractor or small business owner. Regardless of the reason why the person needs the truck, there are things that he needs to know in the event of an accident while driving the truck. Drivers who are involved in an accident with someone driving a rental truck also must obtain assistance quickly in order to evaluate whether the state of the truck led to the accident. One of the most important things to consider is whether the truck was maintained in a safe manner. If not, this negligence might have caused or contributed to the severity of an accident.
There are many serious concerns when there is a truck crash, including getting any injured victims the medical help that they need and taking care of any damages. However, it also is important to gather evidence before it is lost or destroyed. The skilled Miami truck crash lawyers at Greenberg Stone and Urbano know the myriad of ways in which a person can experience harm after a serious truck crash and what is necessary to prove that liability. Our skilled attorneys have more than 130 years of collective experience putting together strong cases in which we pursue the compensation that our clients deserve.
The owners and managers of a rental truck fleet must maintain the vehicles in a safe manner, which means routine inspections of the vehicles in order to ensure that there are no unexpected problems for those people who are relying on the trucks out on the road. In addition, the maintenance that is performed must adhere to an appropriate standard. Many times, a rental truck owner will use older parts or take short-cuts in order to limit the cost of keeping the trucks operating. Whether motivated by greed or caused by incompetence, this serious lack of care can result in mechanical failures that jeopardize the users of the rental trucks.
A person who rents a truck that subsequently is involved in an accident may be able to get compensation from the truck rental company if there was negligence in the maintenance of the truck. However, the negligence must have played a direct role in the collision. It does not matter if there was a faulty braking system if the driver of the truck collided with another vehicle after making an improper lane change. If the accident was caused by the driver’s inability to brake because of a defect or the bad brakes made an accident more severe, then the truck rental company may be partially or completely liable for the resulting harm. In addition, a person in another vehicle who is injured after a collision with a rental truck may have a case against the rental truck company if the negligent maintenance of the vehicle resulted in the crash. It is important to obtain the records of the rental company as soon as possible in order to determine what factors may have played a role in the collision.
Greenberg Stone and Urbano Fights to Get Compensation for Truck Crash Victims
When a person has been injured in a car or truck crash, there are many things that require attention, including any necessary medical treatment. However, the longer a person waits to pursue a legal claim, the more evidence that is crucial to demonstrate negligence may be lost. The Miami truck accident law firm of Greenberg Stone and Urbano knows how to gather the critical evidence before it is destroyed or dissipates based on more than 30 years of experience. Our dedication has led to an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. The Miami Herald also has voted us one of South Florida’s top-rated law firms. Call us at (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400 or visit our website to schedule an appointment so that we can help you get the outcome that you deserve.