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Miami Truck Accident Lawyer Explains Common Reasons for Semi Crashes
A truck accident is not always the fault of a negligent driver or the employer. In some cases, third parties can be responsible for injuries you suffer as the result of a truck accident. In this video, Florida truck accident attorney Joe Kalbac explains how attorneys investigate truck accidents and why it is important to obtain legal representation as soon as possible following the wreck. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a semi truck accident, call a truck accident lawyer at (305) 476-7400 or fill out our online case review form to contact our office near Miami FL today. Our nationally recognized firm has the resources to handle all types of truck accident claims, from local crashes to nationwide collisions.
Entities that might be responsible for a truck accident besides the driver and the employer would include the maintenance company. Most of these trucking companies outsource their maintenance to other companies. So it’s important that when you investigate a trucking accident, you get the maintenance history for that particular vehicle: You look at the tires, you look at the brakes. You look at the maintenance on the vehicle to make sure there isn’t some other cause that might be responsible for the accident. Some other party, for example the maintenance company or a mechanic, who might have contributed or even caused a particular crash. The insurance company after a truck accident, especially in truck accidents, they have people that specialize in trucking accidents. For example, a major trucking company would be insured by x-insurance company and x-insurance company would employ someone who specializes in investigating truck accidents. They know what to look for, they know what to document to defend themselves. They know what not to document in the event that it looks like their driver might be at fault. If you need more information, call me, Joe Kalbac, or Colson Hicks Eidson at (305) 476-7400.
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