Experienced, hard-working and compassionate, Van Riper & Nies Attorneys are committed to protecting your rights. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a truck accident, call our attorneys, Timothy Nies, an Army Ranger Veteran and lead insurance company trial attorney, or Christian Van Riper, a former prosecutor, for free legal advice. Trucking collision statistics throughout the U.S. are alarming. According to the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), the roads of the United States, including Florida, are the home to over 140,473 truck accidents every year. Of these total truck accidents, a high number end in fatalities, with statistics putting the number of deaths due to truck accidents at about 5,000 each year.
Truck accident litigation involves claims against negligent truck drivers and the trucking companies who hire them is complex. Under the laws of Florida and most states, a driver of a large truck is considered to have an even greater standard of care than other drivers, because of the injuries that their large trucks can cause. Collisions caused by a truck’s failure, faulty inspection and maintenance, or a truck driver’s negligence, can lead to catastrophic injuries.
Truck drivers break federal laws by driving while fatigued, in excess of the amount of hours they are allowed to drive, at excessive speeds, with overloaded or oversized trucks and operating improperly maintained trucks.
To protect your legal rights following truck accident, it is wise to consult a personal injury law firm with experience in truck accident litigation as soon as possible. Within the first week, important physical evidence can be lost, and witnesses may become hard to find.
Our Martin County trucking accident attorneys know how to prepare and win cases. We are known for leaving no stone unturned when representing clients in complex injury claims. Today, with the ever-changing advancements in technology, there is a lot we can learn from analyzing minute details from a truck accident. Our trial attorneys and expert truck accident reconstruction experts make use of the following types of informational tools to properly forge our client's cases: truck maintenance records, driving records, driving log books, driver employee records, drug test results, on-board computer (black box) data, Department of Transportation (DOT) data, and more.
Our truck accident attorneys work on a contingent fee basis, which means that there is never a fee that you have to pay unless we successfully resolve your case through settlement, mediation or jury trial.
For more information about our personal injury practice, please call us at 772-283-8712 day or night.
For more information about our Truck Accident Practice Group, call attorney Tim Nies at 772-283-8712 day or night.
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Stuart, Florida 34994