Hollywood Falling Debris
If you've ever driven down the streets of Hollywood, you may have seen debris scattered from a commercial truck transporting goods. Maybe you have seen the pieces of car parts or lumber scattered from where a truck’s cargo has spilled. This debris is not only unattractive but it can be dangerous as it can lead to traffic collisions.
If you have suffered a car accident and have sustained injuries because of falling debris from a truck, you may have a legal claim. Commercial truck owners and drivers are expected to weigh down cargo and distribute it properly so that it will not fall off and pose a hazard for other drivers. If someone has been negligent in securing cargo safely, you may be able to seek compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses. To find out more, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation case review.How Can Debris Cause a Car Accident in Hollywood?
There are many ways that falling cargo from a commercial truck can cause a car accident or traffic accident:
- Cargo can bounce up in front of an oncoming car, causing the car to swerve and cause an accident
- Cargo can crash into a car behind the truck, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle
- The distraction of having cargo falling from the truck can cause a truck driver to drive erratically, leading to an accident
- Falling debris can smash into the windshield of a car behind the truck, obscuring the driver’s vision and leading to an accident
- Falling debris can puncture car tires, even long after the at-fault truck is gone, leading to a secondary car accident
Falling debris can especially be a problem if a truck is carrying hazardous material. A spill of oil or another hazardous substance can lead to a fire, skids, or toxic fumes. These can cause serious secondary injuries to bystanders, pedestrians, and other drivers.What Options Do You Have After Your Truck Accident?
If the truck that has spilled debris or cargo all over the road is long gone, you may believe that you have little recourse for your injuries. However, this is not true. Personal injury attorneys in Hollywood and other communities work with private investigators and can track down the truck driver responsible for your injuries. There may also be other legal options available to you. An attorney may also be able to negotiate with your insurance carrier in some situations to secure fair compensation on your behalf.
If you have been injured in a car or truck accident in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida, contact Flaxman Law Group for a no cost, no obligation consultation. The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have more than 60 years of combined legal experience and more importantly have a high standard of professionalism and compassion for all new clients. While Flaxman Law Group is a larger full-service law firm whose attorneys have handled more than $100 million in compensation for clients, the firm remains a small and family-focused firm, providing each client with care and compassion in the search for justice.