How To Choose A Lawyer For An 18-Wheeler Accident
The legal issues involved in truck accidents are different from those involved in other types of motor vehicle accident cases. As a result, the lawyer who can handle a car wreck may not be qualified to represent you if you are injured in an accident involving an 18-wheeler.
At Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A., in Miami, we offer a free initial consultation to help you make an informed decision about legal representation in a truck accident case. Our attorneys focus on catastrophic accidents resulting in serious injury or wrongful death.
Here are four questions you should ask your lawyer concerning an 18-wheeler accident case:
Does the firm understand trucking regulations?
Liability in truck accident cases often hinges on whether the trucking company or driver violated Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations. Our lawyers know how to establish liability for violating hours of service laws, for negligent hiring and training, for neglected maintenance or improper loading of freight, and for other safety violations.
Does the firm understand the trucking industry?
Many trucking companies attempt to shield themselves from liability by hiring independent contractors to drive trucks. Our lawyers are experienced at holding trucking companies accountable.
Does the firm understand truck insurance?
Federal regulations require trucking companies to carry substantial insurance policies to pay for the significant harm they can cause in an accident. The trailer may be covered by a separate policy from the truck. Our lawyers know how to uncover all sources of coverage.
Does the firm try truck accident cases?
When millions of dollars may be at stake, your attorney must be prepared to try the case in court. Our attorneys regularly try serious injury and wrongful death cases. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
For More Information About 18-Wheeler Accidents
To schedule a free initial consultation with a truck accident attorney at our firm, call 305-744-5888 or complete our contact form. We handle catastrophic truck accidents in Miami, throughout South Florida and across the United States.