Truckers are generally under pressure to make sure the cargo they are hauling gets to its destination on time so that they make money and their company makes money. For this reason alone, many truckers and their trucking companies don’t pull their trucks off the road for preventative maintenance.
When a trucking company doesn’t check a truck’s brakes regularly, they are risking a lot – possibly someone’s life. When brakes fail on a semi, a South Florida truck accident can occur and cause injuries to those in smaller vehicles sharing the road with the truck.
A Fort Lauderdale truck crash could cause several injuries to those in passenger vehicles, including:
- Broken bones
- Serious back and neck injuries
- Herniated discs
- Internal injuries
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Crush injuries
- Spinal cord injury
When a truck’s brakes malfunction or fail, victims of truck crashes in Florida may be entitled to pursue a personal injury lawsuit to attempt to recover financially for medical bills, lost wages, ongoing medical care, therapy, instances of pain and suffering and more. If your family member died in a truck crash, you may be entitled to collect compensation for funeral costs, loss of services, loss of companionship, loss of future income and more.
To find out more about the financial compensation you and your family may be entitled to following a South Florida truck wreck, you should talk with a skilled South Florida truck accident attorney at the Law Offices of David Benenfeld. Call us today at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] and request a free consultation to get your questions answered.