We don’t always see truck drivers file lawsuits against their employers (i.e., the trucking companies), but instead see other individuals file lawsuits against the trucking company and/or the truck driver who allegedly caused the accident. Just last year, a gravel truck accident in Austin, Texas resulted in the injuries of six different individuals. Since this time, both the truck driver and the trucking company have been sued by injured drivers and passengers involved in the accident. The Texas Department of Transportation determined that the cause of this trucking accident was faulty or defective brakes that were not properly maintained.
Many trucking accident lawsuits are filed by injured individuals other than the truck driver involved in the accident. At Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, our truck accident attorneys have experienced a variety of trucking accidents that may involve an injured truck driver as well. When a failure to maintain a heavy, dangerous truck is the cause of a trucking accident, an injured truck driver may rightfully be entitled to compensation for his or her suffering.
In this particular accident, the injured truck driver believes his injuries were the result of this accident, and that had the brakes been properly maintained, this accident would never have happened. Defective brakes due to faulty design, manufacturing, or lack of maintenance are common causes of trucking accidents. The truck driver who was injured relied on his employer, the trucking company, to ensure the truck was properly maintained. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the trucking company had a history of violations that related to poor maintenance, putting truck drivers at risk for harming themselves and others around them on the roadways.
The nature and extent of a truck driver’s injuries can be just as permanent and catastrophic as the injuries suffered by other drivers and passengers involved in the accident. As such, injured truck drivers should have the same opportunity to hold accountable the person or party at fault for contributing to the accident. Because it was clear that the failed brakes caused or contributed to cause the gravel truck accident, it makes perfect sense that the injured truck driver wishes to hold his employer responsible for failing to properly maintain the truck’s brakes. This truck driver acted quickly by seeking the guidance and advice of an attorney, something any injured individual should do following a trucking accident.
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Regardless of the facts of the trucking accident you were involved in, speaking with a seasoned Miami Trucking Accident Attorney may provide you with the information you need to move forward. You may be an injured truck driver and believe your employer is responsible in some way for contributing to the accident. Or, you may be an injured passenger of another vehicle involved in a trucking accident. No matter what role you played, you should discuss the accident with an attorney as soon as possible. With more than 130 years of combined professional experience, Greenberg, Stone & Urbano dedicates a significant portion of its law practice to helping those injured in trucking accidents. Our law firm has received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, and has also been named a top South Florida Law Firm by the Miami Herald. If you would like to schedule a free consultation to speak with one of our Miami Trucking Accident Attorneys, contact Greenberg, Stone & Urbano today by calling (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400. You may also contact us online by visiting our website.