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Liability in a Truck Accident

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Trucks are significantly larger than passenger vehicles and when they are involved in accidents, the result can be devastating. After a truck accident, if you or a loved one has been seriously injured, you need to contact Pittman Law Firm, P.L. right away. At our firm, we stand ready to provide our clients with the best possible representation and work with them to ensure that they receive the compensation that they deserve. The moment you retain our legal services we will begin investigating your case and work hard to ensure that the wrongful party is brought to justice.

In every single accident there is usually at least one person to blame, and in some situations, there can be multiple parties responsible for your injuries. At Pittman Law Firm, P.L., we will immediately begin to review your case and ensure that the wrongful party is brought to justice and that you receive the compensation that you are owed. If one or more of the following parties did not abide by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's guidelines or other local Florida rules and regulations, we will use their faults to actively pursue the compensation that you deserve.

Fault of the Driver
Federal and state guidelines hold commercial truck operators to high standards to ensure that they are safe and other drivers on the road are safe as well. The driver of the rig may be at fault if they did not abide by rest and sleeping regulations or if they were operating with a blood alcohol content of .02% or higher. The driver may also be to blame if they failed to keep a log or maintain proper care of the truck.

Fault of the Loader
In some situations, an improperly secured load or a load that is too heavy on one side or another may cause a serious accident. On flatbed trucks or produce trucks, improper loading can cause the cargo to slip or move potentially falling off the truck or causing the truck to overturn or jackknife.

Fault of the Shipping Company / Owner
If the truck was rented from a shipping company or owner, the owner or company may be held responsible for any accidents that the rig was involved in. It is up to the owner to ensure that proper maintenance is given to all aspects of the vehicle and that the driver is well-trained and abides by all safety regulations imposed by state and federal governments.

Product or Parts Failure
Liability may be placed on the manufacturer of a product or part that fails to operate properly – thus leading to a serious accident. Brakes, steering wheels and tires are some of the most commonly failed products. When you work with Pittman Law Firm, P.L., we will look at all police reports and accident evidence to determine if the manufacturer of the faulty product can be held liable for your injuries.

Fault of the City or County
When a road is not properly maintained or poorly designed, a major accident may ensue. These accidents are not usually the fault of the driver, but rather the fault of the city or county that failed to properly maintain the road. This is particularly common during winter months or when potholes remain unfixed.

Working with Pittman Law Firm, P.L.

At our firm, we are dedicated to our client's cases and ensuring that they receive only the best possible representation and highest amount of compensation available after an accident. While all measures will be fully taken to settle outside of court, if it does so happen that your case needs to be tried in a courtroom, you can guarantee that we will aggressively defend your rights. After an accident, there is no need to fight insurance companies and wrongful parties on your own – when you work with Pittman Law Firm, P.L., you can retain the representation of an experienced and aggressive Fort Myers personal injury attorney.

Contact our Fort Myers team today to schedule a consultation and retain the legal counsel you deserve!

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Pittman Law Firm, P.L. - Fort Myers Personal Injury Attorney
Located at 8211 College Parkway, Suite 178 Fort Myers, FL 33919. View Map
Phone: (239) 494-8568 | Local Phone: (239) 274-8259.