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Fort Lauderdale Truck Accident Lawyer

Injured in a Truck Accident? Call Us for a Free Review.

Semi-trucks pose a serious threat on Florida highways. These massive vehicles can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, dwarfing average vehicles in both weight and size. Because of the dangerous risks involved in operating these vehicles, the federal government has designed strict regulations that truck drivers and the companies that employ them must follow.

Federal trucking regulations[1] monitor and enforce the following:

  • Truck inspection requirements
  • Alcohol and drug use for truck drivers
  • Maximum hours drivers are allowed to work
  • Mandatory licensing for truck drivers
  • Truck maintenance requirements
  • Cargo loading requirements

These rules are meant to protect motorists from the serious car accidents and injuries that trucks can cause when those responsible for their operation are not careful. Unfortunately, these regulations are not always followed. If you were injured by a negligent truck driver or trucking company, our Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys are ready to help.

Get started on your case by contacting Kelley/Uustal for a FREE case evaluation.

Notable Case Results for Truck Accident Victims

  • $14.6 million – our client was paralyzed in an 18-wheeler accident
  • $7 million – our client was critically injured in a semi-truck accident
  • $4.6 million – our client was seriously injured in a truck accident

Determining the Cause of Your Truck Accident

The first step in any truck accident case is to determine how and why the accident occurred. At Kelley/Uustal, we will start an investigation by reconstructing the accident, interviewing witnesses, documenting evidence from the scene of the crash, reviewing police reports, obtaining the “black box” from the truck, and examining maintenance records.

Many truck accidents are caused by negligent behavior[2], including:

  • Overloaded or improperly loaded trucks
  • Driver fatigue / falling asleep behind the wheel
  • Drivers who are inexperienced or poorly trained
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Failure to conduct necessary maintenance

If we find that your accident was caused by the negligent, careless, or reckless actions of a truck driver or trucking company, we will stop at nothing to secure the level of compensation you deserve. By filing a personal injury claim, we can assist you in seeking damages for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and property damage.

Contact Kelley/Uustal for Dedicated Client Advocacy

Backed by more than 325 years of legal experience, the team at Kelley/Uustal is more than equipped to defend your interests if you or a family member was injured or killed in a truck accident. A Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer from our firm is prepared to discuss your case personally during a free consultation and explain how we can fight on your behalf.

Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you don't owe us any legal fees unless we are successful in advocating your case. Contact Kelley/Uustal today. We are here to defend your rights and protect your future. Schedule your free case evaluation to learn more about how we are prepared to stand up for you! You can reach us at (954) 522-6601.

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