Michael Damaso / 04-01-2022 / Auto Accidents

Who Can Be Held Responsible for a Truck Accident in Florida?

Who Can Be Held Responsible for a Truck Accident in Florida?The aftermath of a truck accident can be chaotic, especially if multiple vehicles were involved. It can be challenging to determine responsibility in those immediate moments. Yet, doing so is necessary to ensure that the party accountable for the collision is held responsible. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, this might be the truck driver, their place of employment, or the entity responsible for maintaining the vehicle. 

Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis P.A. is an experienced Florida truck accident law team specializing in helping clients navigate the effects of truck accidents and helping to ensure that they don’t get stuck with a responsibility that is not theirs to bear. 


Who May Be Responsible for a Florida Truck Accident?

A Florida truck accident lawyer can help determine who may be at fault for a truck accident by collecting pertinent information about the collision. Those possibly at fault include: 

Truck Driver

The truck driver may have behaved negligently while driving by speeding or engaging in distracted or reckless driving. The driver may also be responsible if they did not follow safety protocols while operating the truck. This is especially pertinent for drivers with a CDL (commercial driver’s license), as they have received specific training on the rules of driving a commercial motor vehicle and should be aware of what not to do when operating a truck.

Trucking Company

The trucking company may also be responsible in the event of a collision if the company coerced the driver into operating the vehicle in question. This can happen when truck drivers are pressured to make certain quotas or the company doesn’t allow the driver to take breaks required by law. 

Maintenance Company

The company responsible for maintaining trucks can also be responsible if they failed to conduct a repair properly or missed a piece of faulty equipment while assessing the vehicle. 

Truck Manufacturer

The truck manufacturer can also be responsible for a truck accident if they failed to properly inspect the truck before selling it to the owner or included a component that malfunctioned, causing the accident. 


Because different parties may be responsible for a Florida truck accident, it is also entirely possible that the blame could be spread among more than one. 


Reasons to Hire a Truck Accident Attorney in Florida

If you want to pursue a truck accident claim in Florida, you need the help of a reputable attorney with experience in litigating this type of case. At Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis P.A., we start with a free consultation to go over the situation as it occurred from your vantage point. From there, we gather all pertinent information to ensure that we know everything there is to know about the collision. Our approach to gathering the facts is comprehensive so that we can mount the most viable position to get you the compensation you deserve. 

Our experienced truck accident attorneys in Orlando will use a wealth of resources that you would not have otherwise had access to in order to prove your version of events, supported by the facts. You also need the legal backing to deal with insurance companies, which are notoriously aggressive in their desire to avoid paying anything. From the other parties involved to their insurance companies and even your own, we will represent your interests in the matter as we try to get you to an outcome that includes compensation for your suffering in the incident. 


Work With a Florida Truck Accident Lawyer to Determine Responsibility in a Collision

After a Florida truck accident, there are various ways to determine responsibility. In most instances, the party with the more experienced and effective Florida truck accident lawyer will make the best case for who is responsible. Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis P.A. may be able to mount a strong position in the aftermath of the accident to ensure that the party responsible for the accident assumes their fair share of responsibility. We have worked with numerous clients to obtain compensation for truck accidents caused by negligent parties that were initially unwilling to accept their fair share of accountability. 

Start with a free consultation today. Call us at (407) 843-7060 or reach out online to learn more.

Disclaimer: All verdicts and settlements listed here are gross amounts before deductions for attorney fees and costs. Past results do not guarantee similar results in the future. Most cases result in a lower recovery. It should not be assumed that your case will have as beneficial a result. Before choosing a lawyer, ask for written information about the lawyer's legal qualifications and experience.