Hollywood Improper Braking Technique
Trucks – especially delivery trucks – brake more often than regular vehicles. Trucks also put more pressure on their brakes due to their heavy weight and due to the long hours spent on the road. In addition, braking is a very different process in a commercial vehicle when compared with braking of an automatic passenger vehicle. With trucks, drivers require special training to use truck air brakes. Truck brakes also require both motor carriers and truck drivers to perform extra maintenance to ensure that the brakes stay safe and do not fail or malfunction.
If you have been injured by a runaway truck because brakes have failed, you may have a legal claim. In many cases, these types of traffic accidents are completely preventable. Contact the Hollywood, Homestead, or Miami offices of Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation consultation to review the specifics of your case and to find out whether you have a legal claim. You may be able to pursue compensation that can help you with some of the financial worries you may have after your accident.Why Does Braking Technique Matter in Preventing Truck Accidents in Hollywood?
Trucks take longer to stop than passenger cars. Truck drivers must be prepared to make stops when needed and need to start braking in advance to prevent an accident. The large size and the air brakes on a commercial big rig mean that truck drivers need to be especially aware of braking technique.
There are many situations where braking technique may not be used correctly:
- Truck driver is undertrained or untrained
- Brake malfunction or failure due to defect
- Lack of proper maintenance of brakes, leading to brake failure
- Distracted driving, fatigued driving, or drunk driving mean that proper braking technique is not used
If you have been injured in a truck accident, get medical attention at once and contact police as well as your insurance company to determine whether illegal activity has caused your accident. If truck drivers and motor carriers violated the rules of the road and caused an accident, they may be held criminally responsible for the accident.
Even if you have car insurance, however, you will want to contact a personal injury attorney in Hollywood to get a legal opinion about your situation. Seeking justice in your situation can help you get closure and can also help you pursue fair compensation that can help you pay for your medical bills, lost wages, car repairs, and other injuries related to your accident.
Flaxman Law Group attorneys have more than 60 years combined legal experience. With offices in Hollywood, Homestead, and Miami, our attorneys are poised to serve the entire South Florida area and have already recovered more than $100 million on behalf of plaintiffs involved in truck accidents, car accidents, and other personal injury cases. Our experts work with a team of accident reconstruction experts, private investigators, expert witnesses, and other professionals to help build strong cases. Our attorneys fight aggressively on behalf of clients and we take care of all the details, so that the clients can focus on themselves and their family rather than on the fight for justice.